ALS : Merton, to an unidentified correspondent, 1806 Dec. 21.
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Sir William Hamilton was a British diplomat, ambassador to Naples (1764-1800), and an archaeologist. His wife, Emma, was the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Hamilton acquired a collection of antiquities from Pompeii, which he sold to the British Museum in 1772, thereby stimulating wide interest in the art and culture of classical civilizations. He published several works based on archaeological pursuits, including Antiquités étrusques, greques et romains (1766-67) and Mount Vesuvius (1772)...
Wife of Sir William Hamilton, born Emma Lyon. Mistress of Lord Nelson. From the description of ALS : Merton, to an unidentified correspondent, 1806 Dec. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541889 Mistress of Lord Nelson. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified woman, [1800-1815] Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270499154 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to His Royal High...