NELSON (HORATIO)
Lot 18
Horatio Nelson
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,764) inc. premium

Lot Details
Horatio Nelson
Certificate signed ("Horatio Nelson"), with his right hand, for the court martial of Lieutenant John Johnson for the loss of HM Armed Storeship the Cyrus, held 20-24 April 1786; with part of a receipt dated August 1786 showing through from the verso, one page, cut from the foot of a folio page (145 x 190 mm.), browned, laid-down and with paper-losses, passepartout frame (unexamined out of frame), HMS Boreas, Carlisle Bay, Barbados, 24 April 1786

Footnotes

  • The day before, Captain Nelson had written to his wife-to-be: "All the Squadron are now here holding Court-Martials, which will finish tomorrow, when they return to their respective stations, except poor me".
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