Catalogue description War Office: General Sir George Scovell, Intelligence Branch of Quartermaster General in Spain, later Chief Cipher Officer: Papers

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Reference: WO 37
Title: War Office: General Sir George Scovell, Intelligence Branch of Quartermaster General in Spain, later Chief Cipher Officer: Papers
Description:

These papers consist largely of intercepted despatches, reports and maps, captured during the Peninsular War by General Sir George Scovell, then of the Intelligence Branch of the Quartermaster General in Spain, later Wellington's chief cipher officer.

The collection includes Sir Charles Oman's correspondence with the then owners of the papers, 1908 to 1922. A diary and four other documents were added to the collection by Sir Charles Oman in 1930.

Date: 1762-1922
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Sir George Scovell, Knight, 1774-1861

Physical description: 13 volume(s)
Custodial history: The papers were presented to the War Office by Lieutenant-Colonel G T Scovell, CBE, in 1929.
Publication note:

An interesting account of the capture, deciphering, etc., of the intercepted dispatches - most of which are wholly or partly in cipher - appears in Sir Charles Oman's History of the Peninsular War, Vol. V, pp. 611-618.

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