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Peninsular War letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 155
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

A collection of letters written by British officers serving in Portugal during the Peninsular War referring to matters concerning the war. Among the writers are Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Colonel Trant, Major R. M. Patrick, Major William Tulloh, and Major Williams. Recipients include Marshal William Carr Beresford, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Arbuthnot, and Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Hardinge. Also included in the collection is a memorandum to the Minsistre de la guerre re. candidates and a Military chart (22 April 1808).

Dates

  • 1808 - 1814

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Peninsular War letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Historical Sketch

The Peninsular War took place in Spain and Portugal (1808-1814) during the Napoleonic Wars. When the French invaded Spain in 1808, an alliance formed between Spain, Portugal and Britain to expel the French Empire from the Iberian Peninsula.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

A collection of letters written by British officers serving in Portugal during the Peninsular War referring to matters concerning the war.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Edwards (dealer) on June 18, 1963.

General note

Portions of this collection are available online at https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/21919.
Title
Guide to the Peninsular War letters, 1808-1814
Status
Completed
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA