Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, letters, 1833-1851 MS 278



creator Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of
Title: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, letters
Dates: 1833-1851
Abstract: This collection contains twelve letters written by the Duke of Wellington to Miss A.M. (Anna Maria) Jenkins, a 19th century evangelist. Two other letters are from Ms. Sophy Mistes to Miss A.M. Jenkins. Accompanying some of the letters are envelopes with wax seals; also included in the collection are a miniature photo of the Duke and a paper Mariner's Compass.
Identification: MS 278
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet(14 folders)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, was a very famous military and political figure in the 19th century. He gained notoriety for defeating Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo as well as through his post as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army. The Duke of Wellington had an extensive military career in which he fought in many battles; furthermore, he served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for two terms. The Duke became involved with Miss Anna Maria Jenkins, a young female evangelist, for several years - the progression of their relationship is reflected in the Duke's letters to Miss Jenkins. The two corresponded from 1833 until the Duke's death in 1852.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains twelve letters written by the Duke of Wellington to Miss A.M. (Anna Maria) Jenkins, a 19th century evangelist. Two other letters are from Ms. Sophy Mistes to Miss A.M. Jenkins also. Accompanying some of the letters are envelopes with wax seals; also included in the collection are a miniature photo of the Duke and a paper Mariner's Compass.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Arthur Wellesley Wellington, 1st Duke of, Letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arthur Wellesley Wellington, 1st Duke of, Letters, 1833-1851, MS 278, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift donated to Fondren by the estate of Mrs. Ruth M. Cogswell via Tom Eubank, attorney. It was received on April 5, 1962.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Wellington letters 1833-1851
0.25 Linear Feet

Folder
1 2 letters from Ms. Mistes to Ms. Jenkins
Folder
2-13 12 letters from Duke of Wellington to Ms. Jenkins
Folder
14 Miniature image of the Duke of Wellington
Drawing of a mariner's compass