London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph note signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to an unidentified recipient ('My Dear Ad[mira]l'), place illegible, n.d. ('4 o'Clock'; docketed by recipient 18 August ), 'The Vessels from Dunkirk are got into Calais this morning', half page, 4to.
Nelson spent the summer of 1802 commanding the anti-invasion forces in the Channel: he had attempted an unsuccessful boat attack on Boulogne harbour on the night of 15 August.
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