19 October 2005
LOCKS OF HAIR FROM NELSON AND WELLINGTON
Nelson's: a fine and large quantity of dark blonde coloured hair loosely folded in a paper wrap; Wellington's: a good length of dark hair kept in a figure '8' within a folded length of tissue paper inscribed on the end Cut 1802 and with a note dated Sep 13th, 1807 from Wellington's secretary requesting a visit to James Diamond, Court Hairdresser. (2)
James Diamond, Court Hairdresser to George III and thence by descent.
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Whilst Nelson and Wellington famously met only the once when Nelson detained the Arthur Wellesley in the ante-room in the Colonial Office and ignored him on his exit, it is amusing to now know that they used the same hairdresser.
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