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Subject: [S-I] Sotheby's and Royal Navy - OT
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 13:24:51 -0400 (EDT)
I am afraid this is somewhat off-topic, but as the list is quiet right now,
I thought I would risk it. I wonder if anyone can point me in the right
direction to research some new information, not actually S-I related.
I found a new obit for my great-grandfather and it included two helpful new
tidbits: that his father served at the battle of Trafalgar and that he
died when my ggf was 11 years old leaving him the support of his family.
Pursuing this, I found the gggf's journal being sold at auction in 2005 by
Sotheby's. The description included the name of his ship and other
biographical information that confirmed info I already had.).
[Here, if anyone wants a look.:
The questions now are,
1) Is it possible to get Sotheby's to tell me who bought it? (I hope it
was a library or museum.)
2) How would YOU search for more information on this Thomas Fletcher who
was a second gunner and then able seaman on HMS Defence during the
Napeleonic Wars (b. 1774, d. 1837)?
Thanks for any help you can give me.