Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 40
 

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AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM SAMUEL, LORD...

AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM SAMUEL, LORD HOOD
written on board BARFLEUR off Bagana Island 13th Jany 1809 and marked Private. Letter regarding the disorganised retreat of the British from Corunna Bay: By private letter of the 6th from Beresford he says the division he was in was much harassed. Many without shoes or stockings and some of the officers not better off..., signed off Yours most faithfully Sam' L Hood in haste'. Written on single folded sheet of official laid paper with watermark, folded size -- 9¼ x 7¼in. (23.5 x 18.5cm.); modern transcript and biographical detail sheet for Hood contained in a plastic wallet
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Sold for £347
Estimated at £250 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM SAMUEL, LORD HOOD
written on board BARFLEUR off Bagana Island 13th Jany 1809 and marked Private. Letter regarding the disorganised retreat of the British from Corunna Bay: By private letter of the 6th from Beresford he says the division he was in was much harassed. Many without shoes or stockings and some of the officers not better off..., signed off Yours most faithfully Sam' L Hood in haste'. Written on single folded sheet of official laid paper with watermark, folded size -- 9¼ x 7¼in. (23.5 x 18.5cm.); modern transcript and biographical detail sheet for Hood contained in a plastic wallet
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