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Baron Cuthbert Collingwood letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3107

Scope and Contents note

1 handwritten letter (unsigned) "General Order" dated "Euryalus Cape Trafalgar 22 Oct 1805."

Letter written in honor of the British naval victory at Trafalgar the preceding day: "A day should be appointed of general humiliation before God, and thanksgiving for his merciful goodness."

Dates

  • 1805 October 22

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Baron Cuthbert Collingwood letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Promoted to Vice-Admiral in May 1804, Collingwood served as second-in-command to Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. After being informed of Lord Nelson's mortal wound, Collingwood removed his flag to HMS Euryalus, and assumed command of the British Fleet.

Following the British victory at Trafalgar, Collingwood was awarded a pension of 2,000 pounds per annum and was made Baron Collingwood. On November 9, 1805 Collingwood was promoted to Vice-Admiral of the Red, Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. Baron Collingwood died at sea on March 7, 1810.

Extent

1 item (0.01 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

1 handwritten letter (1 page); 22 October 1805; 21 x 33 cm; light blue "crown" stationary, with fine watermark; (unsigned) "General Order" dated "Euryalus Cape Trafalgar 22 Oct 1805." Letter written in honor of the British naval victory at Trafalgar the preceding day: "A day should be appointed of general humiliation before God, and thanksgiving for his merciful goodness."

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Custodial History note

Found in the McGee Victoriana collection in November 2004, but in all likelihood not part of the orignial purchase. Transferred by Russ Taylor to John Murphy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Found; McGee Victoriana collection; 2004.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; John M. Murphy, Curator.

Title
Register of Letter 1805 Oct. 22, HMS Euryalus, Cape Trafalgar
Status
Completed
Author
Benjamin Sipes
Date
2011 June 8
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States