Walcheren Expedition: Officer's Journal and Log of the Jason

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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).

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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