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Duke of Wellington Letter

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 21 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman. He rose to the rank of Field Marshal during the Napoleonic Wars and commanded the forces that defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Subsequently he served twice as Prime Minister and was a leading figure in the House of Lords.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Duke of Wellington Letter consists of one short note from Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, to an unidentified recipient ("Dear Sir").

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852.


Nobility -- England -- History.


Great Britain -- History, Military.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Duke of Wellington Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

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