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LONDON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1905. personal friends, whose descendants still
possess the rings. CONTENTS.-No. 100.
One of these was recently shown to me in NOTES :- Nelson Memorial Rings, 421—The Jubilee of " The its original red-morocco case, lined with white Saturday_Review,' 422 – The Living Librarie,' 425 - satin, and on the label the name of the maker. Richard Bowes-Protestant-High Peak Words—Pinks's This was very interesting, as it was none
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Douglas Jerrold-Population of a Country Parish-"God's to in the Nelson dispatches as Lord Nelson's
King's Money - Strer Family-Jobn silversmith."
At p. 389, vol. vii. of Sir
“On the 30th of August, 1805, Lord Nelson called Basil Montagu - Westland Marston - Suingle BerriesSamuel Whitchurch, Poet - Hugh Trevor Escutcheon very early in the morning at Mr. Salter's, the silverof Pretence, 429 - Open-air Pulpits-Parker's Consecration smith, in the Strand, and purchased a silver-gilt and "Suffragan" Bishops, 430.
cup for Horatia ; and there is in the possession of REPLIES :-Scotch Communion Tokens, 430 - Trafalgar- Mrs. Salter a paper that has been examined by the Amateur Dramatic Clubs, 431–Prisoner suckled by his Editor," &c. Daughter, 432 — "Catamaran Wakerley — Kingsway
The cup in question, given to Horatia, Mrs. and Aldwych, 433
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1800, to March, 1803, written in faded ink in Obituary :-Mr. James Sykes. Notices tu Correspondents.
two columns, many of the items evidently for presents.
The name of Salter being thus familiar to Notes.
me, and knowing it to be an old firm, I began
to wonder if they produced the mourning NELSON MEMORIAL RINGS.
rings which were made for Nelson's mother IN 5th S. v. 486 appeared from MR. MAURICE and grandmother (who died within ten days LENIHAN, of Limerick, the following query,
of each other during the Christmas season of which apparently received no reply :
1767-8), and which are still in existence. “I have a memorial ring of the hero of Trafalgar, They were probably made by order of which, I think, deserves a note in N. & Q. It Capt. Maurice Suckling, and are engraved is of gold, the front black enamel, with the "C. N. A. S., 1767-8" (for Catherine Nelson, letter under a baron's coronet, and the died 26 December, 1767, and her mother, letter B under a ducal coronet, and in the exergue, Anne Sucklingdied 5 January, 1768). I "TRAFALGAR. The letters are in gold on the black therefore made inquiries, and found that the ground, and the coronet one heraldically displayed. firm was still in the
Strand under the name On the back is the legend, 'Lost to his country of Widdowson & Veal. 21 Octr., 1805. Aged 47. On the rini, in capitals,
Their courteous is the legend, PALMAM. QUI. MERUIT. FERAT. Am reply to my letter, although it shattered my I to suppose that rings of this description were little theory, is interesting :generally worn after the death of Nelson ? or were
“We are unable to give the exact year that John they confined to a few niourners ?"
Salter established this business, but it was pro“The rings in question, of which I have seen bably about 1780. Unfortunately, we have none of several (one being my own property, inherited the books of the Salter period, and therefore no from my grandfather), were made by order record of the particular Nelson mourning rings ; of the executors of the hero of Trafalgar. time, and we have repaired old ones and made
but we know that they were made here at that *The list, still existing, comprises sixty names, copies to replace lost ones ourselves. We should and is headed, "Persons to whom Mourning tell you that over a door between our two shops we Rings were sent agreeable to the directions have a fanlight of stained glass, which has a coat of the Rt. Hon. Earl Nelson and J. Hasel- of arms, under which is the name of John Salter. wood, Esq., executors of the late Lord hat, the one worn at Copenhagen ; but two or three
We had here in a glass case Lord Nelson's cocked Viscount Nelson, deceased.” The names that years ago Mr. Ball, the present head of the firm, follow are chiefly those of relatives and lent it to the United Service Institution, where it
now is on exhibition. We shall be obliged if you to Lady Hamilton : "I hope your marriage will kindly mention that our firm was the maker of has gone off well, for the girl may thank you the memorial rings."
(if it is worth thanking) for her husband." I have a vague idea that a niece of John
A memorial ring was made for the Rev. Salter's is said to have married a Mr. Veal, Edmund Nelson in May, 1802. The letter and also that Lord Nelson gave a silver tray giving a list of the recipients was in the to a member of the Salter family as a Holding Collection, and is printed in Mrs. wedding gift.
Hilda Gamlin's Nelson's Friendships.' It is If only the Salter ledgers existed, many of a gold band with black enamel and a white the christening gifts presented by our great line edging it, and bears the date of death naval hero to his godchildren might be iden- and the age of the venerable cleric. The one I tified and traced, whereas their histories are have seen has no tell-tale case, but the rings now lost. Possibly from Salter's was ordered were in all probability made at the cost of the beautiful tea service given to the little that most generous of sons and brothers, daughter of Capt. Sir William and Lady Horatio Nelson, and may well also have Bolton, born in March, of whose advent come from John Salter's. It would be inNelson wrote to Lady Hamilton, 6 June, teresting to know if any readers of 'N. &Q. 1804:
possess any of the memorial rings herein “Sir William Bolton joined last night, and re- mentioned or know aught of their existence. ceived letters announcing his being called a papa.
F. H. S. Apropos, I believe, you should buy a piece of plate value 501. for our goddaughter of Lady Bolton, and something of 207. or 301. for Col. Suckling's.” THE JUBILEE OF THE SATURDAY
REVIEW: This last joint godchild, afterwards christened Nelson, was son of his first cousin
(See ante, pp. 332, 402.) William Suckling, and the gift took the form IN 1855 and 1856 hawkers were selling in of a silver jug and stand, the facsimile of one the streets of London caricatures of the twodepicted in Lord Charles Beresford's 'Nelson popular preachers Bellew and Spurgeon, and his Times.'
Spurgeon being depicted as Brimstone and Nelson's letter to Lady Hamilton telling Bellew as Treacle. The Saturday Review, her to choose the name for their godchild ever on the look out for popular subjects, (Nelson's dispatches) has been the cause of devoted much space to reviewing their some confusion of ideas. Writing before the sermons as well as those of Dr. Cumming. birth, he said, " Call him what you please ; if Bellew then preached to a fashionable cona girl, Emma." Lady Hamilton wrote out to gregation at St. Philip's in Regent Street, announce the birth to Nelson and to Sir which was crowded to the doors. The William Bolton. “Your letter," wrote Lady reviewer describes him as having “a loose, Bolton later to Lady Hamilton,
rambling intellect," and column after column gave Sir William the first intelligence of the could be filled “with examples of the surbirth of his little girl. My Lord has told him the prising digressions, the tawdry ornaments, name, Emma Horatia, and that you and he are to and the jumble of ideas, which, with a very answer for it."
few exceptions, disfigure every sermon that Lady Hamilton's gift was a very handsome Mr. Bellow has published.” coral mounted in gold. She was particularly To Dr. Cumming two long reviews are interested in the young couple, having known devoted on June 14th and 21st, 1856, the works Sir William in the Mediterranean when he was being 'The End; or, Proximate Signs of the serving with Nelson in the Vanguard, and Close of the Dispensation,' and ' Apocalyptic she appears to have aided his wooing of his Sketches. The last had a sale of 16,000. He
Kitty Bolton.". The marriage had is charged been fixed for the spring of 1803, but Lord with gross ignorance; his object is to insinuate Nelson's sudden departure to serve afloat in --for he does not go so far as explicitly to assertMay of that year had upset all the family plans, that the end of the world is to take place in 1863, and even the installation to the Order of the and this he does on the strength of certain passages Bath had to be performed by proxy, and in the Greek Testament, and their connexion with
certain historical events." William Bolton, being selected for the office,
The review disclaims all knowledge of Dr. was knighted for the occasion on 18 May, and "married on that same day by special Cumming or his affairs : licence in a private house." Possibly the
“We look only at the influence which he exerhouse was the Hamiltons', for Nelson, travel. cises, and at the doctrine which he preaches, and
we feel very strongly that such influence ought not ling post haste, had arrived at Portsmouth to be exercised, nor such doctrine to be preached, that same afternoon, and thence dated a letter by incompetent persons without some kind of