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Nelson Letter

Nelson Letter

This short letter from Admiral Horatio Nelson is written to his mistress Emma, Lady Hamilton.

About the letters

  • This piece was acquired by Madame Tussauds for the Trafalgar: As it Happened immersive experience in 1966
  • The letter is written from on board the HMS Victory whilst on its way to Toulon. Nelson has for a while been ill with a rheumatic fever.
  • He writes: “I am much better my dearest Emma than yesterday. The ship is this moment going off. May heavens keep and preserve my own dear Emma ___ feverently prays your most affectionate N & B [Nelson & Bronte]”