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Only Connect - William Hamilton <> Horatio Nelson

How are these sitters connected?

The connection
Horatio Nelson and William and Emma Hamilton met the composer Franz Joseph Haydn in 1801.  Nelson gave Haydn a watch, and Haydn gave him a pen – both tools of their trades.

Find out more about Hamilton connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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