Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, to George C. Berkeley

Letter to Vice-Admiral Berkeley from Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

Letter written by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington,  to Vice-Admiral Berkeley in November of 1811, in which the duke requests passage to England for General Alexander Campbell. This was written during a lull in the fighting of the Peninsular War.

The Duke of Wellington, best known for his victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, rose to prominence during the Peninsular Wars, leading the allied forces to victory against the French at the battle of Vitoria (1813). 

Sir George Cranfield Berkeley papers, 1808-1813, MS 11, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. The collection also includes correspondences from Berkeley to several members of the Admiralty and troop lists and reports.