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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Sir James Murray (c. 1755-1811)

Battle of Lincelles, 1793

Copy of the Gazette Extraordinary, / THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1793 published 1793

Three pages of letterpress text on one sheet of paper folded in two | 33.0 x 40.6 cm (sheet; folded to 33.0 x 20.3 cm) | RCIN 735016.b

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Printed account of the Battle of Lincelles, 18 August 1793, in the London Gazette Extraordinary, 22 August 1793. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802): War of the First Coalition (1792-8)

A map of the action is at RCIN 735016.a. The map and this text were formerly kept in rough buff paper folder with the George III heading written in red ink, bottom left.

  • Sir James Murray (c. 1755-1811) (author)

  • Watermark: Britannia in crowned three-ringed circle

    Condition: one fold line

  • 33.0 x 40.6 cm (sheet; folded to 33.0 x 20.3 cm)

  • Printed title:

    Copy of the Gazette Extraordinary, / THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1793.

    Additional text:

    [text begins:] Late last night, one of His Majesty's Messengers arrived with a dispatch from Colonel Sir James Murray, Adjutant-General to the forces under the command of His Royal Highness the Duke of York, to Mr. Secretary Dundas, of which the following is a copy. [The report is addressed from Menin and dated August 19, 1793.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Lincelles 18 Aug. 1793.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Lincelles A Plan of the Attack of Lincelles on the 18.th of August 1793, done by order of the Duke of York by the three Battallions of Guards commanded by Major General Lake: with a Copy of the Gazette containing Sir James Murray’s account of the Action.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Linselles, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (50°44'13"N 03°04'43"E)

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