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Senate House Library, University of London

Bill signed by Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson


Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 600

Held at: Senate House Library, University of London

Title: Bill signed by Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson

Date(s): 1796

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: Single sheet

Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Bill of exchange in 50 made out at Bastia Roads, 17 Oct 1796, against Messrs Marsh and Creed, 26 Norfolk Street, Strand, London, and signed 'Horatio Nelson'.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Physical characteristics:

4" x 8"

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Formerly enclosed in The Life of Nelson by Robert Southey 2nd edition (1814), call-mark: C4.1 [Nelson-Southey]. The covers of this extra-illustrated copy of the Life are of oak boards with a copper plate, all from Nelson's flagship the Foudroyant. Given by Mr J.H. Bijl in 1963.

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Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

There is further material relating to Lord Nelson in the National Maritime Museum, London; the British Library, London; the Royal Naval Museum, London; the huntington Library, California; the Nelson Museum and Local History Centre, Monmouth, Wales; the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine; the Houghton Library, Harvard University; the William L Clements Library, University of Michigan; the Karpeles Library, California; the Admiralty Library, London; Shropshire Records and Research Centre; Cornwall Record Office; the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; Buckinghamshire Records and Local Studies Service; the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh; Devon Record Office; the US Naval Academy Museum; and the Center for Polar Archives.

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Oct 2001

Accounting | Financial administration | Finance

Personal names
Nelson | Horatio | 1758-1805 | 1st Viscount Nelson of the Nile and Burnham Thorpe | Vice-Admiral x Nelson of the Nile and Burnham Thorpe | 1st Viscount

Corporate names
Marsh and Creed | London