A Walcheren Journal
by Paul Thompson
The John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester houses the correspondence and papers of Sir James Leith. Included in the Rylands archive is a brief journal titled Dates of the Operations of the British Army in the Island of Walcheren. This document records operations of the British army over two weeks in the summer of 1809, during the invasion of Holland that later came to be known as the Walcheren Expedition. This article comprises a transcription of the journal and commentary upon it.