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