[ George Anson, Admiral ] Part of a Document signed "Anson"

George Anson, circumnavigator of the World (1697-1762)
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[8 Jan. 1753]
SKU: 22139

Piece of paper, 23 x 7 cm, edge frayed, paper sl. foxed, verso has remnants from being ;laid down, (recto) text clear. It is be the conclusion of a document whose content is not clear, but states at least "Recd 8 Jany 1753 the full contents of this order". This finale, signed "Anson" includes the names of ThomasLord Parker and Townsend, and is countersigned by Philip Stephens (Anson's secretary, assistant secretary of the admiralty, and friend of Captain Cook) and J Eeles. It is docketed with name and date on verso, and a short printed biography of Anson occupies the bottom left corner of this survival. Image on my website.