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  • Admiral Nelson's Emma Hamilton letter to make $23,000?
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Admiral Nelson's Emma Hamilton letter to make $23,000?

A letter from Admiral Nelson to mistress Lady Emma Hamilton is to star in a November 24 sale at Dix Noonan Webb.

It's expected to sell for £12,000-15,000 ($18,549-23,187).

Nelson letter Webb
Nelson and Emma Hamilton first met in Palermo in 1798

It was written abroad the Victory in April 1805 and reads: "My Dearest Emma Capt. Conn will give you this line and he will tell you of my present misery at not having yet fallen in with the French fleet, but if I do what happiness it will be to you and to me and we must hope for the best, I am all all yours and only yours I think of you for ever May God bless you for your only your Nelson & Bronte".

Nelson first met Emma in Palermo in 1798 and they soon embarked on an affair. In 1800 they returned to England and Nelson filed for divorce from his estranged wife.

The letter was written just six months before he was killed at Trafalgar and shows a private and passionate side to his character.

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