29th Jun, 2021 10:00

Royalty, Antiques & Fine Art Sale

  Lot 68


Vice-Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson K.B. - a rare handwritten letter dated June 12th 1801

Vice-Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson , Ist Viscount Nelson ,1st Duke of Bronte , K.B.- rare handwritten double sided and historically interesting letter to a Danish General - ( probably Hans Lindholm or Ernest Von Waterstorff ) written on board H.M.S. St George in Kioge Bay, on June 12th 1801 two months after the Battle of Copenhagen regarding the decision by the King to allow the Danes to keep their property after loosing the battle in order to cement closer bonds between the two countries. Nelson writes :

"St George Kioge Bay June 12th 1801- I cannot sufficiently thank you for your kind remembrance of me by Colonel Stewart, and I sincerely hope that someday very near we shall meet in real time for at present all does not seem cordial as it ought, and yet I should have thought that this unprecedented kindness of our ministers would have made the whole nation grateful, it never happened in the annuls of the world that after shots had been fired that the property seized had not been immediately confiscated, but the King has shown a magnanimity and kindness towards Danish subjects which cannot fail to make a sensible impression on the mind of his illustrious nephew and I trust in God that the action of affection from His Royal Highness will with the blessings of God be the means of restoring and cementing closer the bonds of union between our two dear countries, I beg you will believe me my dear General your obliged and affectionate servant, Nelson & Bronte. I beg to be remembered to your son"

The letter mounted in a double sided glazed frame and with a separate display frame with printed portrait of the Admiral .

Provenance: Appears in 'The despatches and letters of Lord Nelson Vol 4 ( September 1799- December 1801 ) '- formerly in an American private collection .

Sold for £6,500


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Auction: Royalty, Antiques & Fine Art Sale, 29th Jun, 2021

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