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The hairlock, wallpaper and handwritten note.<br />
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A collection of memorabilia relating to the Duke of Wellington has emerged for sale.<br />
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An autopsy showed Napoleon died from stomach cancer, but others believe he was poisoned by arsenic from his wallpaper. This is estimated to sell for up to £4,000.<br />
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Other memorabilia in the sale includes some of the Duke of Wellington's hair. A note states the hair was cut off and presented in March 1843. The hair is expected to sell for up to £700.<br />
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There is also Wellington's invitation to the launch of the SS Great Britain, which includes his reply stating he is unable to leave London. It has an estimate of up to £4,000.