LLoyd’s Patriotic Fund vase

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    Paul M

    As many of the readers of this formum will know, during the Napoleonic Wars, the Lloyd’s insurance collective created a ‘Patriotic Fund’, which among other things awarded tokens of honour to deserving naval (and some military) officers. These took the form of either an elaborate sword or a silver vase, apparently at the choice of the recipient.

    I am trying to locate the vase awarded to Captain Pulteney Malcolm who commanded the Donegal at the Battle of San Domingo in 1806. A survey of the Lloyd’s Nelson Collection published in the 1996 ‘Trafalgar Chronicle’ indicates that it was held there, but I can find no mention of it either on the Lloyd’s website (which has little information on the Collection) or in Dawson’s 1932 extensive published survey of the Collection (as it then was).

    Can any one point me to a possible source for details of the current Nelson Collection at Lloyd’s, or offer any other suggestions?

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