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Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood. Superb Autograph Letter Signed 1807

ADMIRAL CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD. Superb Autograph Letter Signed 1807


ADMIRAL CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD. Superb Autograph Letter Signed 1807

ADMIRAL CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD. Superb Autograph Letter Signed 1807



ADMIRAL CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD. Superb Autograph Letter Signed 1807   ADMIRAL CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD. Superb Autograph Letter Signed 1807

A superb Autograph Letter Signed Collingwood, to Lieutenant-General Sir Hew Dalrymple, Commander in Chief at Gibraltar, giving the news of the capture of Buenos Ayres by the Spaniards, assessing the Monte Video expedition, anxieties about ships bound for South America, the complexities of regulating trade, etc. 9 x 7 inches, very fine.
It is but too true that Buenos Ayres is again in the hands of the Spaniards. From 1778 Collingwoods career was closely connected with that of Nelson whom he followed up the ladder of promotion step by step. He took part in many victories including Brest (1794) Cape St. Vincent (1797) and Trafalgar (1805). He died at sea and was buried beside Nelson in St. In this letter Collingwood refers to the recent surrender without terms by General Beresford. Popham waited in hopes there might have been some capitulation by which the troops would be released, but on their being marched into the Country he took a station off Monte Video, I conclude for the purpose of stopping English ships going up the River. How was a Country to be possessed & defended by a thousand or 1400 men - it was an expedition undertaken in the warmth of blood without due consideration of the numbers necessary to make success advantageous. The item "ADMIRAL CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD. Superb Autograph Letter Signed 1807" is in sale since Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

This item is in the category "Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Historical". The seller is "autographic" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.


ADMIRAL CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD. Superb Autograph Letter Signed 1807   ADMIRAL CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD. Superb Autograph Letter Signed 1807