Lot 890: [Nelson Horatio]



2015-07-10 15:43:44

Lot 890: [Nelson Horatio]: (1758-1805) British Admiral During The Napoleonic Wars, The Victor Of The Battle Of Trafalgar, 1805. Musgrave Thomas (1788-1860) Archbishop Of York 1847-60. An Interesting A.L.S., T Musgrave, Three Pages, 4To, Richmond, Yorkshire, 12Th November 1805, To William Battye Jr. Musgrave Writes A Largely Social Letter To His Correspondent, Referring To Various Holy Days, The King'S Birthday, The Writing Of Latin Verses At Cambridge, Killing A Hare, And Also Writing '...And On Friday Last For The Good News About The Glorious Victory Off Cadiz. Poor Ld. Nelson, His Skill Has Brought This Country To A Higher Pitch Of Excellence In Naval Tactics Than It Ever Before Possessed....Let Us Not Despair, But Cheer Up With Confidence That We Have Several Good Sailors Left Yet, Sir Sidney Smith, Sir Rt. Calder, Admiral Collingwood...' Musgrave Also Informs His Correspondent About A Visit To The Theatre, And To Whitby And Wakefield And Concludes His Letter By Sending News Of A Forthcoming Marriage Between A Lady From Leeds And A Gentleman From Cambridge. With Integral Address Leaf Bearing The Remnants Of A Red Wax Seal (Minor Area Of Paper Loss Where Originally Broken). Together With A Second A.L.S., Thomas Musgrave, Three Pages, 8Vo, Birstall Vicarage, 8Th June 1804, Also To William Battye Jr. Musgrave Writes Another Social Letter To His Correspondent, Commenting On His Proposed Entry To Trinity College, Battye'S Immediate Family And Their Health And Also Writing That A Mutual Friend Had 'Come Through Newark & Grantham On Monday Evening, 4Th Of June, At Each Place The Inhabitants Had A Ball, The Officers At The Former Place Were Most Of Them Drunk At The Latter Everyone Of Them, A Fine Character!' With Integral Address Leaf. Some Light Age Wear, G To About Vg, 2 Musgrave Was Admitted Pensioner Of Trinity College Cambridge In 1804 And Elected Scholar In 1807. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £200 - 300
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