Ward, Stephen George PeregrineAlternative names
Peninsular War papers of Stephen George Peregrine Ward, military historian. Mr Ward served in Western Command during the Second World War, during which time he was introduced to the administrative problems of running a general staff and to the Murray papers in the National Library of Scotland. This, together with the acquisition of many of the Peninsular War items from the library of Sir Charles Oman, c.1946, was the genesis of Ward's work on the Peninsula. This led to his Oxford B.Litt. thesis, published as WELLINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS: A STUDY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS IN THE PENINSULA, 1809-1814 (Oxford, 1957), subsequent works, such as his WELLINGTON (London, 1963), and numerous articles in the JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.
From the guide to the Peninsular War papers of S. G. P. Ward, 1940s-1990s, (University of Southampton Libraries Special Collections)
- Peninsular War, 1807-1814
- Europe History, Military (as recorded)