Baron Cuthbert Collingwood letter

Baron Cuthbert Collingwood letter

Dates: 1805 October 22

1 handwritten letter (unsigned) "General Order" dated "Euryalus Cape Trafalgar 22 Oct 1805." Letter written in honor of the British naval victory at Trafalgar the preceding day: "A day should be appointed of general humiliation before God, and thanksgiving for his merciful goodness."

  • Extent: 1 item (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Collingwood, Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron, 1750-1810
  • Call Number: MSS 3107
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3107; Baron Cuthbert Collingwood letter; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3107, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the McGee Victoriana collection in November 2004, but in all likelihood not part of the orignial purchase. Transferred by Russ Taylor to John Murphy.
Acquisition Information
Found; McGee Victoriana collection; 2004.
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Subject Terms
Admirals--Great Britain--Correspondence; Military; Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean; Politics, Government, and Law; Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805
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Processing Information
Processed; John M. Murphy, Curator.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Letter 1805 Oct. 22, HMS Euryalus, Cape Trafalgar
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:30-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Promoted to Vice-Admiral in May 1804, Collingwood served as second-in-command to Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. After being informed of Lord Nelson's mortal wound, Collingwood removed his flag to HMS Euryalus, and assumed command of the British Fleet.

Following the British victory at Trafalgar, Collingwood was awarded a pension of 2,000 pounds per annum and was made Baron Collingwood. On November 9, 1805 Collingwood was promoted to Vice-Admiral of the Red, Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. Baron Collingwood died at sea on March 7, 1810.

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