Lot #240
George Anson, 1st Baron Anson

Scarce document from the famed Royal Navy officer
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Estimate: $200+


Scarce document from the famed Royal Navy officer

First Lord of the Admiralty during the Seven Years' War (1697-1762) who undertook a circumnavigation of the globe during the War of Jenkins' Ear. Anson commanded the fleet that defeated the French Admiral de la Jonquière at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre during the War of the Austrian Succession. Manuscript DS, signed “Anson,” one page, 9.25 x 2.75, January 8, 1753. A payment receipt issued to "The Lord Parker & the Hon'ble Chas. Yorke," which is signed by Anson as the First Lord of the Admiralty. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing, and minor loss to the right edge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #608 - Ended May 12, 2021

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