The journals of Francis Gwillim Simcoe, late of the 27th Regt. of Foot [Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers]
Simcoe, Francis Gwillim, 1791-1812
Simcoe, Eliza, 1784-1865
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 Military leadershipGreat Britain. Army. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Battalion, 1stManuscripts, EnglishPeninsular War, 1807-1814--CampaignsPeninsular War, 1807-1814--Personal narratives, BritishPeninsular War, 1807-1814--Campaigns--PortugalPeninsular War, 1807-1814--Campaigns--SpainSoldiers--Great Britain--BiographyPortugal--History, Military--19th centurySpain--History, Military--19th centuryGreat Britain--History, Military--1789-1820La Coruña (Spain)--IllustrationLeiria (Portugal)--Illustration
 leaves : ill., maps.
Title from note on front pastedown.
Leaves - blank.
Cursive handwriting in brown ink and pencil; long lines, 20 to a full page (19 x 15.5 cm.).
Manuscript journal beginning in London, March 1808 and ending in March 1812; with maps and illustrations recording events leading up to the Battle of Corunna (La Coruña, Spain), in 1812. Simcoe died at the Battle of Badajoz, 6 Apr. 1812.
Two pen and ink drawings of Leiria and Corunna and two col. maps, one of Ireland and the other of the town and harbour of Corunna, possibly in Simcoe's hand bound in.
With a letter written to his sister, Eliza Simcoe with a map of Ireland on the verso and with a poem entitled "How sweet the world's delights at distance eyed!" laid in.
27th Regiment of Foot = Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Cf. Union list of manuscripts in Canadian repositories, 2, 1145.
Formerly catalogued as Fisher MSS simc 00002.
Gift of Col. R.S. McLaughlin, 17 Sep. 1956.