Horatio Nelson Signed Handwritten Note
For Sale: £8,500.00
Horatio Nelson, first Viscount Nelson, first Duke of Bronte
(1758-1805) was a British naval commander famous for his naval victories
against the French during the Napoleonic Wars.
Following the panic of 1801, Nelson was appointed to command
the anti-invasion force in the channel. A few days after raising his
flag on HMS Unite, he transferred to a new 32 gun frigate HMS Medusa. On
4 August, he ordered an attack on the ships moored outside Boulogne by
Admiral Latouche and on 15 August he launched a more prolonged attack
during which 45 British were killed and 128 injured. Nelson's protégé,
Edward Parker, was among those injured and he later died of his
This 9" x 7" document is a brief note from Nelson to an unnamed admiral dated 18 August 1801.
The note reads: 'My Dear ad: / The Vessels from Dunkirk are got into
Calais this morning. / Ever yours faithfully / Nelson & Bronte'.
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Product Code: PT190