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Wellington-Elrington Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 76858-77127  
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Description
This collection contains papers of British soldier and statesman Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), chiefly related to Wellingon's work as Constable of the Tower of London, including letters and documents pertaining to the day to day running of the Tower and Wellington's efforts to reform the long-standing traditions of the staff and personnel who lived and worked in the Tower.
Background
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), British soldier and statesman. Wellington was born in Ireland on May 1, 1769, and after an unpromising childhood and scholastic career entered the army. After service in the Netherlands and India, in May of 1808, he left England and served in the Peninsular Campaign of the Napoleonic Wars, finally defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. He was twice prime minister (1828-1830 and 1834, Nov.-Dec.) and remained Commander-in-Chief of the British Army until his death on September 14, 1852.
Extent
270 pieces in 5 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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