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Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852) 1st Duke of Wellington, Field Marshal, statesman

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Alternative name(s):
  • Wellington, 1st Duke (Also known as)
Surname: Wellesley
Forenames: Arthur
Gender: Male
Date: 1769-1852
Title: 1st Duke of Wellington
Biography: ODNB link for Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852) 1st Duke of Wellington, Field Marshal, statesman
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275311 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P130993 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Arthur Wellesley
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1826-1963: Constitution Arch, Constitution Hill, and statues of the 1st Duke of Wellington.
The National Archives, Kew
2
1814-1822: Foreign Office: General Correspondence before 1906: Continent Conferences
The National Archives, Kew
3
1790-1852: political, military and official papers
University of Southampton Library
NRA 20085

See HMC Papers of British cabinet ministers 1782-1900, 1982
4
1815: Waterloo Despatch
British Library, Manuscript Collections
5
1807-52: political corresp
University of Southampton Library
NRA 35038
6
1815-50: corresp
British Library, Manuscript Collections
7
personal, family, legal and estate papers,
Stratfield Saye House
NRA 1286 Wellesley
8
1799-1831: corresp and papers rel to India
British Library: Asian and African Studies
9
1800: copies of letters to civil and military officers in Madras (1 vol)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
10
1809-14: letters, papers and despatches
British Library, Manuscript Collections
11
1801-05: letter book of corresp with Residents at Poona
British Library: Asian and African Studies
NRA 27481
12
1801-05: letters (14) from various individuals (1 vol)
State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Library
See Catalogue of MSS, series B, p73
13
manuscripts
Walmer Castle
See ASLIB Directory of Literary and Historical Collections 1993
14
1809-1853: misc corresp
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
15
1815-46: corresp with 4th Earl of Aberdeen
British Library, Manuscript Collections
16
1828: corresp with 1st Marquess of Anglesey
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 10 Paget
17
1828-45: corresp with 1st Marquess of Anglesey
Collection held privately: enquiries to Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections
NRA 10 Paget
18
1832-48: letters (14) to Lord Ashburton
Baring Archive
NRA 30566 Baring Bros
19
1813-33: corresp with 3rd Earl Bathurst
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 20952

See HMC [76] Bathurst MSS
20
1847: letters from GWP Bentinck and (undated) to Sir Alexander George Woodford
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 26325 Newdegate
21
1809-28: corresp with Lord William Bentinck
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7628 Cavendish-Bentinck
22
1810-11: corresp with Viscount Beresford
British Library, Manuscript Collections
23
1809-12: letters (39) to Viscount Beresford
Huntington Library
See Guide, pp362-63
24
1810-13: letters (11) to Viscount Beresford
North Yorkshire County Record Office
See Guide no 1 1985
25
1829-30: corresp with Lord John De La Poer Beresford
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 19564 Beresford
26
1810: corresp with Vice Admiral Berkeley rel to naval and military co-operation
British Library, Manuscript Collections
27
1834: letters to William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford
British Library, Manuscript Collections
28
1800-44: letters (6) to General Lord De Blaquiere
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
NRA 38887 Forster
29
1843: military corresp with Sir Edward Blakeney and others
McGill University Archives
NRA 5379 Hardinge
30
1833-51: corresp with 1st Baron Brougham
London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections
See HMC Prime ministers papers 1801-1902, 1968
31
1832-45: letters to 5th Duke of Buccleuch, Lord and Lady Montagu
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 10169 Douglas-Home
32
1795-1845: corresp with 1st and 2nd Marquesses Camden
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 8410
33
1814-27: corresp with George Canning
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 9205 Canning
34
1805-21: corresp with Viscount Castlereagh
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 12865 Stewart
35
1821-54: corresp with 1st and 2nd Earls Cathcart and with Sir George Cathcart,
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
NRA 3946
36
letters to 2nd Earl of Clare and his mother
Keele University Library Special Collections and Archives
See HMC Prime ministers papers 1801-1902, 1968
37
1811-37: letters (39) to Sir Henry Clinton
Manchester University: University of Manchester Library
See HMC Prime ministers papers 1801-1902, 1968
38
1810-46: military and personal corresp with Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole and Lady Frances Cole
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 39457 Cole
39
c1830-40: personal corresp with Christopher Collins, confidential servant, and related papers
University of Southampton Library
NRA 35038
40
1801-16: corresp with Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833)
University of Southampton Library
See Annual return 2001
41
1810-46: letters to Sir Charles Colville and Viscount Colville
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 10112
42
c1817-38: letters to 1st Marquess of Conyngham, his wife and 2nd Marquess
Collection held privately: enquiries to Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 6509 Conyngham
43
1798-1841: corresp with 1st Baron Cottesloe, with related papers
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
NRA 15283 Fremantle
44
1810: letters (copies) from 1st Baron Cowley (1 vol)
The National Archives
45
1832-52: letters to JW Croker
British Library, Manuscript Collections
46
1822-48: corresp with Duke of Cumberland
Niedersachsisches Hauptstaatsarchiv in Hannover
NRA 28404 Ernest Augustus
47
1822-51: corresp with 9th and 11th Earls and Marquess of Dalhousie
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 17164

See NRA(S)0805
48
1835-52: corresp with Earl de Grey
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6283 Wrest Park
49
1838-52: corresp with 14th Earl of Derby
Liverpool Record Office
NRA 20084
50
1825-48: letters (10) to the Drummond family
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 14022 Drummond

See See HMC File: Drummond, Walden
51
letters to Helen, Countess of Dufferin
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
See Report,1954-59, p41
52
1810-14: corresp (copies) with Sir Benjamin D'Urban
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
NRA 23422 D'Urban
53
c1829-52: corresp with Thomas Edmonston
Shetland Museum and Archives
NRA 13501
54
1820-37: letters to 1st Earl of Eldon
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 24582 Scott
55
1828-30: corresp with 1st Earl of Ellenborough
The National Archives
56
1835-52: corresp with 1st Earl of Ellenborough
The National Archives
57
letters to Cuthbert Ellison
Surrey History Centre
NRA 777
58
1827-48: letters (207) to Tower Major JH Erlington
Huntington Library
See Guide, pp362-63
59
1799-1849: corresp with Maurice Fitzgerald
Collection held privately: enquiries to Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 29433 FitzGerald
60
1798-1841: papers and corresp with Sir WH Fremantle
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
NRA 15283 Fremantle
61
1837-46: corresp with WE Gladstone
British Library, Manuscript Collections
62
1827-28: letters (24) to Viscount Goderich,
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
NRA 1 Hobart-Hampden
63
1825-46: corresp with Viscount Goderich
British Library, Manuscript Collections
64
c1804-09: corresp with Sir James Willoughby Gordon
British Library, Manuscript Collections
65
1819-50: letters to Henry Goulburn, with related papers
Surrey History Centre
NRA 777
66
1839-1850: corresp with Sir James Graham
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 2634 Graham

See Annual return 1994
67
1826-1834: corresp with 1st Earl Granville,
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Former ref PRO 30/29
68
1806-16: letters to Lord Grenville
British Library, Manuscript Collections
69
letters (35) to Grenville family
Huntington Library
See Guide, p172
70
1829-41: letters (72) to AF Greville
West Sussex Record Office
NRA 850 Gordon Lennox

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [42a]
71
1839-52: corresp (191 items) with 3rd Earl Grey
Durham University Library, Special Collections
NRA 6228 Grey
72
1833-43: corresp with Colonel John Gurwood, editor of his Dispatches
University of Southampton Library
NRA 35038
73
1837-50: corresp with GW Hall and Francis Jeune
Oxford University: Pembroke College Archives
NRA 29439 Oxford Univ Pembroke
74
1834-37: letters to RD Hampden
Oxford University: Oriel College Archives
See HMC Papers of British churchmen 1780-1940, 1987
75
1823-55: letters (60) to 1st Viscount Hardinge
McGill University Archives
NRA 7539 Hardinge
76
1842-48: corresp with 1st Viscount Hardinge and others mainly rel to Ireland
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 5379 Hardinge
77
1809-39: letters (13) to 1st Earl of Harrowby etc
Harrowby Manuscripts Trust
NRA 1561 Ryder
78
1850-52: letters to Harriet and Elizabeth Frances Hatton
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 39457 Cole
79
1812-52: corresp with John Charles Herries
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 4798
80
1817: letters to Colonel Hervey
Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society
NRA 12923 Dukes Leeds
81
c1813-52: letters to Sir John Hill
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 44729
82
1808-40: corresp with Sir Rowland Hill
British Library, Manuscript Collections
83
1838: corresp with William Holmes rel to Wellington's health
University of Southampton Library
See Annual Return 1996
84
1812-45: corresp with Sir Alexander Hope and GW Hope
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 10172 Hope

See NRA(S)1021
85
1813-14: letters to 4th Earl of Hopetoun
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 17684 Hope
86
1818-47: corresp with John Robert Hume
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
87
1810-28: corresp with W Huskisson
British Library, Manuscript Collections
88
1821-49: letters to Sarah, Countess of Jersey
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London
NRA 935
89
1824-30: letters to Sir Andrew Leith-Hay
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 10212 Leith-Hay

See NRA(S)0132
90
1814-34: corresp with Prince Lieven
British Library, Manuscript Collections
91
1807-45: letters to Earls of Liverpool
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 21672
92
1807-40: letters to Earls of Liverpool
British Library, Manuscript Collections
93
1815-39: letters to William and Louisa Lloyd
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
NRA 30036 Aston Hall
94
c1822-52: corresp with 3rd Marquess of Londonderry
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 12865 Stewart
95
1809-50: corresp with 3rd Marquess of Londonderry
Durham County Record Office
NRA 11528 Vane-Tempest-Stewart
96
1829: letters to 1st Earl of Lonsdale
Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle
NRA 17777 Lowther
97
1830-46: letters (11) mainly to Lord Lyndhurst
Cambridge University: Trinity College Library
NRA 20697 Copley
98
1810-38: corresp with 1st Baron Lynedoch
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
99
1834-39: letters (10) to Sir John and Lady Macdonald
Baring Archive
NRA 11212 Baring
100
1812-46: corresp with Frederick Maitland, with other copy corresp
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
NRA 23388 Maitland
101
c1815-23: corresp with 3rd Viscount Melbourne
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 23026
102
1824-38: letters to 2nd Viscount Melville
British Library, Manuscript Collections
103
1808-30: letters to 2nd Viscount Melville
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 10188 Dundas
104
1807-17: corresp with Lord Mornington
Gwent Archives
NRA 28994
105
1800-04: letters (24) to Sir Thomas Munro
British Library, Manuscript Collections
106
1799-1803: letters to Sir Thomas Munro
British Library: Asian and African Studies
NRA 27541
107
1808-39: letters to Sir George Murray
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
108
1824-45: corresp with Sir George Murray
The National Archives
109
1825-48: corresp with Sir William Napier, with other copy corresp
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 13979 Napier
110
1825-45: corresp with 4th and 5th Dukes of Newcastle
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7411 Pelham
111
1809, 1832-52: letters mainly to the North family
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 837 North
112
1824-46: letters to Duchess of Northumberland
Flintshire Record Office
NRA 26972
113
1820-41: corresp with 3rd Viscount Palmerston
University of Southampton Library
NRA 12889
114
1822-46: letters (8 vols) to Sir Robert Peel
British Library, Manuscript Collections
115
letters to Henry Phillpotts
Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives
NRA 25909 Phillpotts
116
corresp with Earl of Powis
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
NRA 20151 Herbert
117
1815-52: corresp with Lord Raglan
Gwent Archives
NRA 28994
118
1837-51: corresp (48 items) with 1st Earl of Redesdale
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 23794 Freeman-Mitford
119
1807-29: corresp with 4th Duke of Richmond:
National Library of Ireland
120
1832-42: letters (16) to 5th Duke of Richmond
West Sussex Record Office
NRA 850 Gordon Lennox
121
1814-52: corresp with Lord John Russell
The National Archives
122
1850-52: letters to Marchioness of Salisbury
Hatfield House Library and Archives
See A Great Man's Friendship, ed Lady Burghclere, 1927
123
c1800-04: letters (1 vol) to James George Scott
British Library: Asian and African Studies
124
1819-33: letters (19) to 1st Viscount Sidmouth:
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
See HMC Prime ministers papers 1801-1902, 1968
125
1830-51: corresp with 5th Earl of Stanhope
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 25095
126
1836-51: letters (84) to Emily, Countess of Stanhope
Lincolnshire Archives
NRA 6329
127
1802-3: letters (21) mainly to Lt-General James Stuart
Cleveland Public Library
NRA 26059 White
128
1815-22: corresp with Baron Stuart De Rothesay:
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
129
1844-48: letters (30) to Benjamin Symons
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 10089 Symons
130
1828-30: corresp (13 items) with George Tierney and his father
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 14626 Tierney
131
letters to Lord Tweeddale
British Library: Asian and African Studies
NRA 27520
132
1838-40: letters to David Urquhart
Oxford University: Balliol College Manuscripts & Special Collections
NRA 11691 Urquhart
133
1799-1801: corresp with Alexander Walker
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
134
1841-52: letters to James Walker re Dover harbour
Institution of Civil Engineers
NRA 16921 Civil Engineers
135
c1828-48: letters to Lady Wellesley
Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society
NRA 12923 Dukes Leeds
136
1799-1842: corresp with Marquess Wellesley
British Library, Manuscript Collections
137
1831-44: corresp with 1st Baron Wharncliffe
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 1077
138
1829-35: letters (10) to Sir David Wilkie
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See Annual report 1981-82 p52
139
1823-29: letters to Sir RJ Wilmot-Horton
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 27876 Wilmot-Horton
140
1821-41: corresp with BD Wyatt rel to Apsley House
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
NRA 38891 V & A Museum
141
1840-44: corresp (c100 items) with Rev Philip Wynter
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 27382
142
1808-18: letters to Charles Yorke
Archives and Cornish Studies Service
NRA 5235 Cornwall RO misc
143
corresp rel to Tralee Borough
Unknown location
NRA 478 Rowan
144
1832-38: letters on Hants Lieutenancy matters
Unknown location
NRA 433 Pollen
145
1809-14: copies of Peninsula and Waterloo despatches
Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch
NRA 41001 Bunbury
146
1809-14: letters, papers and despatches from Peninsular War (1 vol)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
147
1820-48: misc corresp
Duke University: William R Perkins Library
NRA 24153 Wellesley
148
1810-11: corresp rel to Cadiz
Badminton Muniments
NRA 6282 Somerset
149
1806-50: misc letters (18)
Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
See HMC visit, JRS 1992
150
1810-47: letters (20) on Scottish garrisons and the Peninsular War
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See Accessions to repositories 1975
151
1808-51: political and military letters
McGill University Archives
See Union list of MSS in Canadian repositories 1975
152
1899: letter rel to pensions
British Library: Asian and African Studies

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