[Cuthbert Collingwood, Lord Collingwood, Royal Navy admiral who commanded the British fleet on Nelson's death at Trafalgar.] Autograph Signature ('Collingwood') to letter regarding Prisoners of War at Malta.

Author: 
Lord Collingwood [Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood] (1748-1810), Royal Navy admiral, took command of the British fleet on Nelson's death at Trafalgar
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'Ville de Paris, 14 Feby 1810'. (Written on board HMS Ville de Paris, while sailing for England.)
£300.00
SKU: 21985

Collingwood's ship the Royal Sovereign was the first to engage with the enemy at Trafalgar, at which Nelson exclaimed, 'see how that noble fellow Collingwood carries his ship into action!' Collingwood's comment, at almost the same moment, was 'What would Nelson give to be here?' 1p, small 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Folded several times to make a packet. Written within a month of Collingwood's death, on 7 March 1810, on board the Ville de Paris, off Port Mahon, while returning to England. All but the signature written in a secretarial hand. Addressed to: 'Captain Lamb | Agent for Prisoners of War | Malta'. Endorsed on reverse: '14th February 1810 - | Lord Collingwood (Private) enclosing Transport Board's Letter relative to Change' and in another hand 'Mr. Lamb | Transport Agent | Malta'. The letter reads: 'Sir | Having received the enclosed letter from the Transport board. - which may be satisfactory to you. - I enclose it for your information. - and am sorry there does not appear to be any opening for the object you wished to obtain. | I am | Sir | Your very obedient Servant | Collingwood'.