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Catalogue reference: WO 37/12/9; cipher from Scovell's papers, c.1808-14 (link to an enlarged view)
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Cipher from General Scovell’s papers, c.1808-14
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(Catalogue reference: WO 37/12/9)  
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This is one of the many simple ciphers that George Scovell solved. Once he had passed the deciphered versions of letters to the Duke of Wellington, he was apparently allowed to keep many of the original encrypted letters, which have survived together with his own calculations in his papers held at the Public Record Office.
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'Art of Decyphering'  
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