DUNDAS, Robert Saunders, 2nd Viscount Melville. 13274

£75

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Letter Signed ‘Melville’ as First Lord of the Admiralty, to Rear Admiral Sir E.Codrington, making a note of his “desire for employment when a proper opportunity may offer of calling your Services.” 1 page 9 x 7 inches, fine. Admiralty, 25 April 1815. Robert Saunders Dundas (1771-1851), 2nd Viscount Melville, statesman, First Lord of the Admiralty from 1811, a post he held for fifteen years. He took a particular interest in Arctic expeditions, an interest which was acknowledged by Melville Sound being called after him.