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Admiral Lord Nelson's letter to be auctioned

26 October 2011 Last updated at 19:10 BST

A letter written by Admiral Lord Nelson towards the end of the 18th Century is to be auctioned in Derby on Thursday after being found at a house in Staffordshire.

Nelson is famous for his naval victories over the French during the Napoleonic Wars.

In the letter, the British naval commander complains about being unable to get government funds to courier news of a successful blockade in Naples.

Claire Marshall reports.