Log book of the Lord Nelson,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 15463D.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004433157
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      89 ff. ; 320 x 200 mm. Pre-printed log book, vellum covers with double blind fillets.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Log book, 1810-1812 (watermarks 1807, 1809), of the sailing ship 'Lord Nelson', employed by the Admiralty transporting cargo including provisions, soldiers, horses and mules, mainly in connection with the Peninsular War, usually sailing in convoy and with Naval escorts.
The ship sailed from Deptford to Gibraltar, Dec. 1810-April 1811 (ff. 1-13); to Valetta, Messina and Cadiz, May-Oct. 1811 (ff. 15 verso-39); from Gibraltar to Portsmouth, Dec. 1811-Jan. 1812 (ff. 41 verso-50); then back to Gibraltar, Feb.-April 1812 (f. 52-61). She spent the remainder of 1812 in the Mediterranean, visiting Palma (Majorca), Mahón (Minorca), Alicante, Palermo and Messina (ff. 61-89). The volume also acts as a harbour log, recording extended stays at Valetta, May-Aug. 1811 (ff. 20 verso-25), Gibraltar, Oct.-Dec. 1811 (ff. 39-41) and Mahón, May-July 1812 (ff. 64-66). The volume is written in a hand resembling that of NLW MS 15462D.

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Acquisition Information

Mr J. H. Thomas; Waunfawr, Aberystwyth; Purchase (with NLW MSS 15458-62); February 1953


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 15463D.

Archivist's Note

May 2006.

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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Additional Information


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