About this letter
- 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]”