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Nelson letter could make £6,000 at auction
6:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
ONE of Admiral Nelson’s final notes before he was killed in the Battle of Trafalgar could fetch £6,000 when it goes under the hammer this weekend.
In the signed letter, Nelson mentions Dr Scott, who later treated the naval commander’s fatal gunshot wounds at the 1805 naval battle.
Nelson visited Harwich by ship in 1801 but never came ashore.
The historic document is among hundreds of letters and autographs from world famous authors, showbiz stars, monarchs and prime ministers being auctioned at Reeman Dansie in Colchester this Saturday at 2pm.