The collection consists mostly of dispatches from Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, to William Carr Beresford, Viscount
Beresford, a general under Wellesley, giving instructions.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, commanded the allied armies of Britain, Spain, and Portugal in the Iberian Peninsula
from 1809 through 1813 against the forces of Napoleon. A key general under him was William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford
(1768-1854), who from 1809 through 1810 concentrated on reorganizing the Portuguese Army.
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