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MS Eng 196.5

Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805. Horatio Nelson correspondence with Lady Emma Hamilton and others: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Eng 196.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805 .
Title: Horatio Nelson correspondence with Lady Emma Hamilton and others,
Date(s): 1760-1869.
Quantity: 1 collection (5 boxes (.8 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, portraits and engravings of the British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson, his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton, and others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Joseph Husband; received: 1928 18 September.
Volume of letters donated by Amy Lowell in 1925.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Horation Nelson Correspondence with Lady Emma Hamilton and Others (MS Eng 196.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Horatio Nelson was a British admiral who defeated the French fleet during the Napoleonic wars. Lady Emma Hamilton was his mistress.


Alphabetical index of names available at end of finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton with King George III and other heads of state, Hamilton's husband William Hamilton, and many others, together with portraits of Nelson, Hamilton, and others, and engravings of Nelson and naval battles, among other items.

Container List

Name index.