5 v. in 1.
Cursive script; varying number of long lines per page; some pages in columns.
Half-bound, marble board binding, in half calf gilt, quarter red morocco box.
Holograph in pencil, black, and blue ink, with some maps in colour.
Preliminary p. [5-10], [89-90]; [1-8] (3rd group); [5-11] and  at end blank; blank leaves from a different paper stock inserted after prelim. p. 
Invitation cards mounted to prelim. p. .
Folded map in MS. of the route across the Atlantic Ocean tipped in at prelim. p. .
Printed menu from the Astor House pasted to prelim. p. .
Newspaper clipping entitled "The Lakes" mounted to top left corner of prelim. p. .
Pencil sketches of the area around Lake Temiscouata mounted to prelim. p. [177-180].
Two fold. maps in MS., the first of Canada, the second of Rivière du Loup, tipped in after prelim. p. .
Appendix to vol. 3: prelim. p. [265-272].
Two Bartlett engravings of Montreal mounted to blank leaves tipped in before vol. 4.
Folded map in MS. of the disputed territory between Maine and Canada tipped in before start of vol. 4.
Newspaper article entitled "Humorous traits of an old Highland gentleman" tipped in at p. 15 (2nd group).
Ground plan in MS. of the Lake Temiscouata barracks tipped in at p. 39 (2nd group).
"Sketch of the principal lakes - north side of the River St. John in the disputed territory" in MS., tipped in at p. 63 (2nd group).
Newspaper clipping entitled "Quebec - a winter scene" laid in at p. 79 (2nd group).
Printed death notice of Lord Sydenham mounted to p.  (4th group).
Map in MS. of St. Helen's Island tipped in at p. 3 (4th group).
Folded map in MS. of Kingston tipped in at p. 11 (4th group).
"Ground plan of the city and suburbs of Quebec" in MS., tipped in at p. 61 (5th group).
Folded map in MS. of the Chambly area tipped in at p. 93 (5th group).
Map in MS. of the north Atlantic Ocean mounted to p. 95 (5th group).
Acquired from D. & E. Lake, 6 Oct. 1980.
William Ord Mackenzie, a recent medical graduate from Edinburgh, sailed from Portsmouth in February 1839. His three and a half year service in Canada coincided with important political developments, chiefly the territorial dispute between Maine and New Brunswick and, in the wake of the rebellion in Lower Canada in 1838, the unification of Canada in July 1840. Mackenzie eventually produced another diary detailing his tour of duty while stationed with the 1st Battalion, 5th (Northumberland) Fusiliers at Port Louis and later at Maherbourg, Mauritius from 1848 to 1850. It is now held by the School of Oriental & African Studies, London, England.