Lot #410
George Anson, 1st Baron Anson Letter Signed

The famed Royal Navy officer orders wine for his squadron: "I think Brandy is prejudicial to the men's health"
This lot has closed

Estimate: $200+

Description

The famed Royal Navy officer orders wine for his squadron: "I think Brandy is prejudicial to the men's health"

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. LS signed “G. Anson,” one page, 7.75 x 12, October 10, 1746. Letter to the Commissioners of the the Victualling, in full: "As the Ships of my Squadron have almost expended their Beer, and as I think Brandy is prejudicial to the men's health, I have sent directions by Captain Legge of the Inverness to Messrs. Allen & Whittenhall your Agents at Oporto to freight a Vessell with one hundred and seventy five Pipes of Wine for the use of the Ships under my Command, and to draw upon you for the value of it." In fine condition, with intersecting folds and scattered staining.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





This item is Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA
Buy a third-party letter of authenticity for (inquire for price)

*This item has been pre-certified by a trusted third-party authentication service, and by placing a bid on this item, you agree to accept the opinion of this authentication service. If you wish to have an opinion rendered by a different authenticator of your choosing, you must do so prior to your placing of any bid. RR Auction is not responsible for differing opinions submitted 30 days after the date of the sale.