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Lot 7


a rare broadside offprint memorial to Tom Allen, Nelson’s faithful servant, comprising “Extracts from the Norwich Papers, December 1st and 8th, 1838.’’, published by John Stacy, three pages of 25cm x 20cm

Provenance: Purchased from Larry Illott, Kent bookseller, 12th March 2016.

Estimate: £80 - £150
Hammer price: £70
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Note: Tom Allen was Nelson’s “man-servant’’ who was also born at Burnham Thorpe. He died at Greenwich Hospital on Nov 23rd 1838. The front leaf of the memorial features a framed silhouette illustration of Allen, from an engraving which was apparently produced to raise funds for his widow. 

See a similar copy, inscribed to Adml. Stopford, sold at Bonhams, July 2005, Nelson and the Royal Navy, lot 282.

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