Nelson & His World

Trafalgar Day 2019
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Author:  tycho [ Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:50 am ]
Post subject:  Trafalgar Day 2019

Remembering today, Trafalgar Day, Admiral Lord Nelson and all who fell with him.

Another exciting discovery by Martin Downer: ... e-50102210

Author:  Phil [ Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trafalgar Day 2019


It was interesting to read your link to the BBC site concerning Nelsons recently discovered sketch for his Trafalgar battle plan. I hope we can look forward to an article from Martin Downer in a future Nelson Dispatch, with further details of this find.

Reading this, prompted me to recall a similar rough sketch of Nelson's plan which featured in Colin White's 'The New Letters' published in 2005. This contains an illustration of this other sketch (illus:39a between pages 382-383) which was discovered in 2001. He goes on to say that it appears on the back of some hastily scribbled notes for a meeting, probably at the Navy Board sometime early in September 1805.

With items like this coming to light after 214 years, I wonder what else is out there to be discovered.


Author:  Phil [ Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trafalgar Day 2019

Martin Downer has published an interesting article in the latest edition of the Nelson Dispatch regarding the scrapbook containing the pencil sketch battle plan. A find on eBay apparently.

The scrapbook has now been purchased by the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth.

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