ALBUM – NELSON, NIGHTINGALE AND OWEN'S ORANGUTAN Album containing a series of clipped signatures and letters including Nelson, Hardy etc.

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ALBUM – NELSON, NIGHTINGALE AND OWEN'S ORANGUTAN
Album containing a series of clipped signatures of RN captains, including Horatio Nelson (with right hand), T.M. Hardy (with the Master and crew members of the Victory, 1804), Florence Nightingale, Felicia Hemans, Richard Owen, George Everest and others

Sold for £ 2,167 (US$ 2,638) inc. premium
ALBUM – NELSON, NIGHTINGALE AND OWEN'S ORANGUTAN
Album containing a series of clipped signatures of RN captains, including Horatio Nelson (with right hand), T.M. Hardy (with the Master and crew members of the Victory, 1804), Collingwood, St Vincent, Gambier and others; and letters etc. by Florence Nightingale (autograph letter in pencil, to Major-General Frederic Brine: "I shall prove my gratitude for your most kind promise – more than kind – of 'true agency' -- -- by availing myself of it", 6 November 1876), General Sir Ralph Abercromby (fine letter signed by, writing from Marmorice Bay while preparing for his successful attack on Aboukir Bay, during which he was to be killed the following month, to Major Holloway RE, commanding the British Mission to the Grand Vizier, urging a Turkish advance into Egypt and complaining of the shambolic state of their army, 9 February 1801), Felicia Hemans (a half page from the autograph manuscript of her play The Vespers of Palermo, II 3, presented by her brother Sir Henry Browne), William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), A.H. Layard, J.D. Hooker, Richard Owen (British Museum, 11 October 1863: "The absence of the nail on the thumb of the foot, though common, is not constant, in the female Orang-utan..."), George Everest, Thomas Woolner, and others, black morocco, stamped 'Autographs', worn, 4to
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