David Latimer Tinling-Widdrington journal (MS 139)
The journal primarily recounts the army career of David Latimer Tinling-Widdrington’s son, George Widdrington, from 1796 until his death in 1813 at the Battle of Vittoria, the decisive battle of the Peninsular War. The journal contains numerous descriptions of battles, many taken from copies of letters sent by George to his family. Also included are copies of other letters, including several by Joseph Cook, a relative by marriage. The journal contains a great deal of genealogical information concerning the Widdrington name, and Army lists (British, Portuguese, and French armies). Permission to publish from David Latimer Tinling-Widdrington journal must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University (firstname.lastname@example.org).