Bill signed by Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson

Scope and Content

Bill of exchange in £50 made out at Bastia Roads, 17 Oct 1796, against Messrs Marsh and Creed, 26 Norfolk Street, Strand, London, and signed 'Horatio Nelson'.

Administrative / Biographical History

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Single item.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

4½" x 8"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Separated Material

There is further material relating to Lord Nelson in the National Maritime Museum, London; the British Library, London; the Royal Naval Museum, London; the huntington Library, California; the Nelson Museum and Local History Centre, Monmouth, Wales; the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine; the Houghton Library, Harvard University; the William L Clements Library, University of Michigan; the Karpeles Library, California; the Admiralty Library, London; Shropshire Records and Research Centre; Cornwall Record Office; the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; Buckinghamshire Records and Local Studies Service; the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh; Devon Record Office; the US Naval Academy Museum; and the Center for Polar Archives.

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Custodial History

Formerly enclosed in The Life of Nelson by Robert Southey 2nd edition (1814), call-mark: C4.1 [Nelson-Southey]. The covers of this extra-illustrated copy of the Life are of oak boards with a copper plate, all from Nelson's flagship the Foudroyant . Given by Mr J.H. Bijl in 1963.