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Great-grandson tells tale of Lord Nelson’s secretary
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Author:  appear [ Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Great-grandson tells tale of Lord Nelson’s secretary

Great-grandson of Thomas Goble plans to write a book about his ancestor for posterity – including details of his illegitimate upbringing. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/great_grandson_tells_remarkable_tale_of_lord_nelson_s_secretary_1_4729026#

Author:  tycho [ Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Great-grandson tells remarkable tale of Lord Nelson’s secret

many thanks for posting this link.

I was interested to read of the 'slate' on which the movements of the ships in the battle were recorded. Does anyone know more about this? Was it a common practice aboard warships? Was it done as a form of historical record?

Author:  Mark Barrett [ Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Great-grandson tells remarkable tale of Lord Nelson’s secret

I had to do a double-take here. The title says "Lord Nelson's secret". I was looking for the supposed "secret" and then realised it should say "secretary." Perhaps I was just being a bit thick there! :)

It's certainly amazing that an as yet untold Trafalgar story is set to appear after all this time.

I have here a key to all the known people who appear in Benjamin West's Death of Nelson so I am attaching a copy of the painting with Thomas Goble circled in yellow.

Anna, I don't know chapter and verse on this but I believe it was normal practice for anything that would later be entered in the Log Book to be first recorded on a slate and then written up in the Log Book later. Someone else may know more about it than me.

Mark

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Author:  appear [ Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Great-grandson tells remarkable tale of Lord Nelson’s secret

Apologies to all, I think the full word was lost in the edit.

Anna, if you are able to correct the title, I would be grateful. :lol:

Author:  tycho [ Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Great-grandson tells tale of Lord Nelson’s secretary

Appear: Sorry - I had to delete 'remarkable' to fit in 'secretary'. It would seem there's a character limit for topic titles!

Mark: thanks for the 'slate' info.

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