A collection of souvenir correspondence relating to Lord Nelson sent by Dr William Beatty to Dr James Fellowes
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A collection of souvenir correspondence relating to Lord Nelson sent by Dr William Beatty to Dr James Fellowes

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A collection of souvenir correspondence relating to Lord Nelson sent by Dr William Beatty to Dr James Fellowes
the letter from Dr. William Beatty addressed to Dr Fellowes dated 16th Janry 26 and reading My dear Sir, Agreeably to your desire I enclose you a line of Lord Nelson's Manuscript, and the 'Far ???' of his autograph, together with a note from Lady Hamilton and Sir Thomas Hardy, and am, My dear Sir, Always faithfully yours Re: Dr.Beatty together with the mentioned enclosures comprising a letter from Emma Hamilton to Dr. Beatty imploring him to visit, written in a hasty hand and addressed Merton June 2d signing off My dear Sir ever [believing you?] your affectionate unhappy Emma Hamilton, on half a sheet watermarked WK with residual date for '1803', signed on the back J.N.B. Fellowes and annotated From Lady Hamilton to Dr.Beatty after Lord Nelsons death -- 7¾ x 6¼in. (19.5 x 16cm.); A line of manuscript reading at Merton and the ..... from Edmonton annotated on the reverse Lord Nelsons handwriting -- 7in. (17.8cm.) long; And a note from Thomas Masterman Hardy addressed 11 Regent Street Thursday reading My Dear Beatty, I am quite sorry that I cannot avail myself of your Kind invitation, as I am engaged tomorrow (Friday) Ever yours most sincerely T.M. Hardy I am just arrived in Town, and signed on the reverse J.H.B. Fellowes -- 7¼ x 4½in. (18.5 x 11.5cm.)
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Dr (later Sir) James Fellowes was in the Peninsula in his capacity as Inspector of Hospitals (later Inspector General) and was interested in collecting autograph letters from those involved, having been in Gibraltar before Nelson sailed for his rendezvous with Villeneuve. He enjoyed the rare privilege of an audience with Nelson shortly prior to the action and the odd experience of seeing his corpse in a cask of brandy ready for transit to England. Beatty's letter here offered is in reply to his request for the other three items included. Some of these bare pin holes from being exhibited in the past and are also believed to have been on show at the National Maritime Museum for the 100th and the 150th anniversaries of Trafalgar. They are not thought to have been published before. Sir James proved to be a colourful character, winning his MGS in 1793 with a bar for Barossa and makes a significant appearance in the book Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale by A.M. Broadley, 1908, where a fuller account of his life may be had and a photocopied extact of which is included with this lot.

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