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    [Lord Horatio Nelson] Frances Nelson Autograph Letter Signed "Frances H. Nelson & Bronte". One page, 7" x 9.5", Paris, May 7, 1822. In full: "I have instructed Monsieur Laffitte & Co. to Draw Bills on your for fifteen Hundred pounds Sterling Which I request you will pay on My account./ I am Gentlemen/ Your Humble Servant,/ Frances H. Nelson & Bronte." Lady Nelson was the wife of Lord Horatio Nelson, the British officer most known for his participation in the Battle of Trafalgar. Lady Nelson, though a good woman and faithful to her husband, bored Lord Nelson, so he treated her badly. He had a long affair with Emma Hamilton, who bore him a child (Frances bore no children). This letter contains docketing and remnants of seal on verso. Stained with some foxing; usual folds with some repairs to the center fold. A rare historical letter in very good condition related to a favorite British historical figure.

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    March, 2009
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