HOOD, Samuel, first Viscount, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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HOOD, Samuel, first Viscount (1724-1816). Admiral.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Hood') to the Revd Dr Goodall, 1 page 4to (slight traces of mounting, and one endorsement to the reverse), Wimpole Street, 24 April 1798. Recommending his grandson as a pupil at Eton.

'... I take the liberty of recommending him to your particular attention for the remainder of his time at Eton which eventually may not go beyond the end of the present year. ...'

Hood was probably writing to Joseph Goodall (1760-1840), who was to succeed to the headmastership of Eton in 1801.

'... I have endeavoured to impress upon his mind the necessity of his most strict observance of your Instructions as well as of his very closely attending to his studies, & to hear from you that he does so will afford [me] the most heartfelt gratification ...'

£650 [No: 25873]
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