Unbound journal of an officer, possibly Captain (later Admiral) George Henderson, on the fire ship Jason under the command of Captain Nicholas Tomlinson. The first volume contains a journal of 13 July - 25 December 1809 (45pp), with MS maps in two sheets of the River Scheldt, marking engagements and positions of ships and troops. The second volume contains a log of the fire ship Jason of 20 July - 16 November 1809 (14pp), with brief daily entries (Captain Henderson embarked on 21 July 1809).
Walcheren Expedition: Officer's Journal and Log of the Jason
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Walcheren expedition was under the command of Admiral Sir Richard Strachan, with a mission to destroy French ships in the Scheldt, Flanders; to demolish local shipyards and arsenals; and to advance to Antwerp.
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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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