original 1903 signed letter from Vice-Admiral Charles Beresford
three page letter dated October(?) 4th 1903 written on H.M.S. Majestic notepaper, to J.P. Stephenson Esq., from the content of the letter, probably a school master.
Beresford offers advice to the boys under Mr. Stephenson’s charge, to “run straight” in whatever they undertake in life, be bold and fearless, own up to any mistakes, be generous, chivalrous, and large hearted, etc.
signed “Charles Beresford, Vice Admiral”