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Descriptive Summary

Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Letters, 1808-1814

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Peninsular War letters, 1808-1813



Descriptive Summary

Title Peninsular War letters
Dates: 1808-1813
Abstract: A collection of letters written by British officers serving in Portugal during the Peninsular War referring to matters concerning the war.
ID MS 155
Extent 0.1 lin. ft. (1 folder)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

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.

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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).

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Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Raglan, FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, Baron, 1788-1855 -- correspondence
Tulloh, William -- Correspondence
Trant, Nicholas, Sir, 1768-1839--Correspondence.
Patrick, R. M.--Correspondence.
Subjects (Organizations)
Great Britain. Army--Foreign service--Portugal.
Subjects (Places)
Great Britain--History, Military--1789-1820.
Spain--History--Napoleonic Conquest, 1808-1813.
Portugal--History--Maria I, 1777-1816.
Subjects
Peninsular War, 1807-1814.
Soldiers--Great Britain.
Formats
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Peninsular War Letters, 1808-1813. MS 155 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Letters, 1808-1814

box folder
1 1 April 3, 1809; Coimbra; from Baron d Eben Comb; to "Sir"
1 April 4, 1809; Thomar; from Jose de Miranda Henrique; to ?
1 April 5, 1809; Villa Leal; from Major Patrick; to Marshal Beresford
1 April 5, 1809; Coimbra; from Colonel Trant; to Marshal Beresford
1 April 5, 1809; Coimbra; from Colonel Trant; to "Sir"
1 April 8, 1809; Villa Leal; from Major Patrick; to Marshal Beresford
1 April 10, 1809; Ageda; from Colonel Trant; to Marshal Beresford
1 April 13, 1809; Amarante; from Lt. Col. Patrick; to Marshal Beresford
1 June 28, 1811; Quinta de Joao; from F. Somerset; to Lt. Col. Hardinge
1 Aug 6, 1811; Penamacor; from F. Somerset; to Lt. Col. Hardinge
1 Aug 14, 1811; Gallegos; from G.B. Bingham; to Blachrie
1 Aug 25, 1811; Mafra; from Br. Gen. Blunt; to Lt. Col. Hardinge
1 Aug 27, 1811; Fucate; from Guinaldo F. Somerset; to Lt. Col. Hardinge
1 Oct 27, 1811; Lisbon; from Lt. Col. Arbuthnot; to F. Somerset
1 Oct 28, 1811; Lisbon; from Lt. Col. McIntosh; to Maj. Gen Peocock
1 Nov 1, 1811; Lisbon; from Michael Fitzpatrick; to Marshal Beresford
1 Nov 1, 1811; Freneda; from F Somerset; to Lt. Col. Arbuthnot
1 Nov 2, 1811; Elaos; from Major Tulloh; to Lt. Col. Arbuthnot
1 Nov 6, 1811; Freneda; from F. Somerset; to Lt. Col. Arbuthnot
1 Nov 6, 1811; Lisbon; from Major Williams; to Marshal Beresford
1 Nov 8, 1811; Eloas; from Major Tulloh; to Lt. Col. Arbuthnot
1 Nov 9, 1811; Freneda; from F. Somerset; to Lt. Col. Arbuthnot
1 Nov 18, 1811; Freneda; from F. Somerset; to Lt. Col. Arbuthnot
1 Feb 7, 1813; Freneda; from F. Somerset; to Marshal Beresford

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