Wellington-Beresford collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Wellington-Beresford collection
Dates: 1809-1823
Collection Number: mssHM 21095-21158
Creator OR Collector: Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852
Extent: 67 items
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: 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.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wellington-Beresford collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from William K. Bixby, before 1924.

Biographical Note

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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically. It is housed in one box.

Scope and Content

The collection covers the training and equipping of Portuguese troops during the Peninsular War; acquisition of supplies; troop movements during the war; and routine administrative matters. It is primarily dispatches from Wellington to Beresford giving instructions; map of a "Plan of Attack Upon the French on the Heights of Rolica," and a lock of hair taken from the mane of the Duke of Wellington's horse. There are 12 items written by Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Beresford, William Carr, Viscount, 1768-1854, recipient
Liverpool, Robert Banks Jenkinson, Earl of, 1770-1828
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 -- Archives

Subjects

Peninsular War, 1807-1814

Geographic Areas

Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1789-1820

Genre

Manuscripts -- England -- 19th century


Container List

Box 1

1809-1823 (HM 21095-21158)

 

 [no call number]  Lock of hair from the mane of Copenhagen, the horse Wellington rode at the Battle of Waterloo [undated]

 

 HM 21150  Wilson, [Sir] Robert Thomas. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Bersford]. (1809, May 23)

Villa Nove, [Portugal]
 

 HM21148  Beresford, William Carr, Viscount Beresford. Letter to Sir Robert [Thomas] Wilson. (1809, May 25)

Coimbra, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21151  Wilson, [Sir] Robert [Thomas]. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount of Beresford]. [1809], May 30)

Fondella, [Portugal]
 

 HM21149  Beresford, William Carr, Viscount Beresford. Letter to Sir Robert [Thomas] Wilson. (1809, June 1)

Thomar [Portugal]
 

 HM 21095  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, June 19)

Abrantes, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21096  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, June 22)

Abrantes, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21097  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, June 24)

Abrantes, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21098  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, June 25)

Abrantes, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21099  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, June 27)

Abrantes, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21100  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, July 1)

Castillo Branco, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21101  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, July 6)

Coria, [Spain]
 

 HM 21102  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, Aug 3)

Gropesa, [Spain]
 

 HM 21103  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, Aug. 6)

Mesa d'Ebor, [Spain]
 

 HM 21104  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, Aug. 19)

Jaraicejo, [Spain]
 

 HM 21105  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, Aug 26)

Merida, {Spain]
 

 HM 21106  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, Aug. 30)

Merida, [Spain]
 

 HM 21107  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, Aug. 31)

Merida, [Spain]
 

 HM 21108  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, Sep. 4)

Badajoz, [Spain]
 

 HM 21109  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, Sep. 7)

Badajoz, [Spain]
 

 HM 21109  Wellesley, Arthur, [1st Duke of Wellington]. Letter to William Carr Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1809, Sep. 7)

Badajoz, [Spain]
 

 HM 21135  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to [Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of] Wellington. (1809, Nov. 14)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21154  Hamilton, William [Richard]. Letter to [Sir Henry Edward] Bunbury. (1809, Nov. 14)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21153  Bunbury, [Sir] Henry Edward. Letter to William [Richard]Hamilton. (1809, Nov. 14)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21110  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1809, Nov. 15)

Badajoz, [Spain]
 

 HM 21111  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1809, Nov. 16)

Badajoz, [Spain]
 

 HM 21155      (A + B)  [Statement regarding the request of Candido Barilio Marinbo Falcao de Vitoria for promotion] [1809, [>Nov. 27])

 

 HM 21113  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1809, Nov. 27)

Badajoz, [Spain]
 

 HM 21112  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1809, Nov. 27)

Badajoz, [Spain]
 

 HM 21114  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1809, Dec. 6)

Badajoz, [Spain]
 

 HM 21136  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to [Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of] Wellington. (1810, Jan. 5)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21152  Hamilton, [Sir John 1st Bart.]. Extract of a letter…to Marshal Beresford on his Inspection of the L[oyal L[usitanian] Legion. [1810], [Jan 5?]

 

 HM 21156       (1 + 2)  Hamilton, [Sir] John, [1st Bart]. [Report of an inspection and] returns [of two battalions] of the Loyal Lusitanian Legion. (1810, Jan. 5)

 

 HM 21130  Beresford, William Carr, Viscount Beresford. Letter to Sir Robert [Thomas] Wilson. (1810, Feb. 15)

Lisbon, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21115  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1810, Mar. 15)

Viseu, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21116  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1810, Mar. 17)

Viseu, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21117  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1810, Mar. 22)

Viseu, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21118  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1810, Mar. 24)

Viseu, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21119  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1810, Mar. 28)

Viseu, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21147  Dickins, James. Letter to John Murray. (1810, May 30)

Lisbon, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21120  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1810, June 7)

Celorico, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21132  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd] Earl of Liverpool. (1810, June 7)

Celorico, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21157  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [Sir Thomas Picton. (1810, June 10)

Celorico, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21122  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford] (1810, June 13)

Celorico, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21131  Beresford, William Carr, Viscount Beresford. Letter to [Arthur Willesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. (1810, June 14)

Formos d'Algodres, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21121  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1810, June 10)

Celorico, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21123  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1810, June 14)

Celorico, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21133  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd] Earl of Liverpool. (1810, June 19)

Celorico, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21142  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1810, June 28)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21143  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. ([18]10, July 9)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21124  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1810, July 13)

Alverca, [Portutal]
 

 HM 21226  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [Willian Carr] Beresford, [Viscount of Beresford]. (1810, July 15)

Alverca, [Portutal]
 

 HM 21125  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of [Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1810, July 15)

Alverca, [Portutal]
 

 HM 21127  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount of Beresford]. (1810, July 16)

Alverca, [Portutal]
 

 HM 21128  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1810, July 18?)

Alverca, [Portutal]
 

 HM 21144  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to [William Carr] Beresford, [Viscount Beresford]. (1810, Sep. 24)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21137  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to [Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of] Wellington. (1810, Dec. 20)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21138  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to W[illiam Carr] Beresford, [Viscount of Beresford]. (1810, Dec. 31)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21134  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd] Earl of Liverpool. (1811, Jan 12)

Cartu[x] o, [Portugal]
 

 HM 21145  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to W[illiam Carr] Beresford, [Viscount of Beresford]. (1811, Feb. 21)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21146  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to W[illiam Carr] Beresford, [Viscount of Beresford]. (1811, July 25)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21139  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to [Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of] Wellington. (1811, Oct. 1)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21140  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to W[illiam Carr] Beresford, [Viscount of Beresford]. (1811, Oct. )

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21141  [Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of] Liverpool. Letter to [Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of] Wellington. (1812, May 21)

[London], [England]
 

 HM 21158  Plan of the Attack upon the French on the Heights of Rolica, by the Army under the Command of Lt. Genl. the Marquis of Wellington, then Sir Arthur Wellesley, K.B. 17th Aug. 1808. ([1812], Oct. 14-Nov. 11)

 

 HM 21129  [Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of] Wellington. Letter to [William Carr Beresford], Viscount of Beresford. (1823, July 30)

Cheltenham, [England]