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AW:  Arthur Wellesley

Complete Peerage: The Complete Peerage by G.E.C[ockayne], 2nd edn, 12 vols. (1910–59; printed in microprint edition in 8 vols. by Sutton Publishing, 2000)

DNB: The Dictionary of National Biography, ed. Leslie Stephen, 22 vols. (Smith Elder, 1885–1900)

Fortescue: Hon. J.W. Fortescue, A History of the British Army, 13 vols. in 20 (London, Macmillan, 1898–1930)

General Orders: Wellington, General Orders. Spain and Portugal, 4 vols. 1809–12 (London, printed by authority by T. Egerton, 1811–13)

HW: Henry Wellesley

Longford: Elizabeth Longford, Wellington. The Years of the Sword (London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1969)

Maratha War Papers: The Maratha War Papers of Arthur Wellesley, January to December 1803, ed. Anthony S. Bennell (London, Army Record Society, vol. 14, 1998)

ODNB: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, ed. H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison (Oxford University Press, online edition, 2004–present)

Oman: Sir Charles Oman, A History of the Peninsular War, 7 vols. (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1902–30)

Parliamentary Debates: The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time, published under the superintendence of T.C. Hansard

PRO: The Public Record Office (now The National Archives)

Proceedings: Proceedings upon the Inquiry Relative to the Armistice and Convention, &c made and Concluded in Portugal in Parliamentary Papers (1809), vol. 12

PRONI: The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

WD: The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, ed. [John] Gurwood, 8 vols. (London, Parker, Furnivall and Parker, 1844)

WND: Wellington, Despatches, Correspondence, and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington, K.G., ed. his son, the Duke of Wellington, ‘in continuation of the former series’, 8 vols. (London, John Murray, 1857–80) [Known as Wellington New Despatches, and cover the years 1819–32]

WO: War Office (War Office Papers in the Public Record Office, including papers from the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies)

WP: Wellington Papers in the Special Collections of the Hartley Library, University of Southampton

WSD: Wellington, Supplementary Despatches, Correspondence and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K.G., ed. his son, the Duke of Wellington, 15 vols. (London, John Murray, 1858–72) [Vol. 5 containing the Irish correspondence of 1807–09 carries the title Civil Correspondence and Memoranda of Field Marshal . . .]

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