11-13-2011 11-13-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2571B Boston
November 13, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

Nelson, Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM


Nelson, Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), Manuscript letter signed, one page, July 22, 1798, as Rear-Admiral, to the master of the ships in his fleet, from the HMS Vanguard at Syracuse [Sicily], concerning ship's business, 6 x 7 3/4 in., (ink stain and burn through, smudging and fold repairs).

Note: Written during a pivotal point in a campaign that would cement Nelson's reputation as one of the greatest naval leaders in history. The decisive Battle of the Nile on August 1, 1798 was a resounding British victory over the French.
Estimate $3,500-4,500


Horatio Nelson, Sicily, Syracuse, Admiral, Nile