RODNEY, George Brydges, Admiral. 18845



Original Signature ‘G.B.Rodney’. 1 x 2 inches, laid down, taken from a Victorian autograph album. Undated. A good example of the distinctive autograph of Admiral Lord Rodney (1719-92), who was commander-in-chief at Jamaica from 1771-74. In 1779 he was given the command of the Leeward Islands station. In 1781 he seized the Dutch settlements. In April 1782 he achieved the decisive defeat of the French fleet under De Grasse.