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Wellington Papers catalogues

The Wellington Papers archive is divided in the following sections. Summary catalogues of these sections can be accessed in the useful downloads section below.  For more detailed descriptions of papers from WP1 (for 1807-8, 1819-32) and for some of the WP4 Lord Lieutenancy papers search the Wellington Papers Database.

WP1/1-1244  General correspondence and memoranda, 1790-1832  

WP2/1-258  General correspondence and memoranda, 1833-52; subject bundles 1827-52

WP3/1-3   India letter books, 1797-1805

WP4/1-32  Hampshire Lieutenancy papers, 1828-52 

WP5/1-4  Bound volumes of the first Duke of Wellington's papers

WP6/1-7  Indexes to the papers of the first Duke of Wellington

WP7/1-11  Printed and proof versions of the Dispatches

WP8/1  Papers of Colonel John Gurwood

WP9/1-8  Military archives

WP10/1  Papers of Henry Bathurst, third Earl Bathurst, as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies

WP11/1-5  Papers of Richard Colley Wellesley, first Marquis Wellesley (1760-1842)

WP12/1-3  Papers of Henry Wellesley, first Baron Cowley (1773-1847)

WP13/1  Papers of Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, first Earl and second Baron Cowley (1804-84)

WP14/1  Papers of Henry Wellesley, third Duke of Wellington (1846-1900)

WP15/1-54  Maps, plans and drawings

WP16/1  Papers of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Wellington Papers Database

Search the Wellington Papers Database which contains material for the periods 1807-8 and 1819-32, together with material for part of Wellington's tenure as Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire

MS 62 Papers of Christopher Collins

MS 69 is a further group of papers, separated from this archive in the 1860s and containing the papers of Christopher Collins, the Duke's manservant.

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