Lot 504: British naval officer (1769-1839) who served as flag captain to Horatio Nelson and commanded HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. Manuscript DS, signed "T. M. Hardy," one page, 7.25 x 5, March 18, 1804. Document related to ordering supplies. In part: "By Thos. M. Hardy Esquire Captain of His Majesties Ship Victory...Pursuant to our Order...you are hereby required and directed to supply...Bedding viz. Beds." In very good condition, with expected document wear, intersecting folds, overall foxing, main writing a couple shades light, and show-through from a dark notation to reverse.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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