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A guide to the Journal of Events of a Voyage made in the Bark Drummuir, 1911
HDC0108 (SAFR 14315)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Journal of Events of a Voyage made in the Bark Drummuir
    Date: 1911
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0108 (SAFR 14315)
    Physical Description: 6 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Journal of Events of a Voyage made in the Bark Drummuir (SAFR 14315, HDC 108) is a bound volume which includes photographs and sketches in addition to the handwritten text. The entries date from January to July 1911. Some of the significant description include the crew and vessel, daily duties and food brought on board, animals in the maritime community, Cape Horn passage and Cape Town, South Africa, desertion and illness, and storms and sharks.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0108 (SAFR 14315), Journal of Events of a Voyage made in the Bark Drummuir, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Henry A. Butters, Jr., or "Habs," as his friends called him, was born on April 28, 1892 in San Francisco. His father, Henry Augustus Butter, was a prominent figure in the mining and railroad industries. Butters' uncle, Charles Butters, was also a Berkeley mining man. After leaving England in 1906, where he attended Beumont College, Butters returned to Berkeley and intended to continue his studies at the University of California. Before he was able to begin, Butters became ill with pneumonia and was ordered to go to sea to improve his health. Butters died on August 31, 1916, while in the British Army during World War I.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Journal of Events of a Voyage made in the Bark Drummuir (SAFR 14315, HDC 108) is a bound volume which includes photographs and sketches in addition to the handwritten text. The entries date from January to July 1911. Some of the significant description include the crew and vessel, daily duties and food brought on board, animals in the maritime community, Cape Horn passage and Cape Town, South Africa, desertion and illness, and storms and sharks.
    The volume contains a typed introduction, dated 1912, which explains the reason for the voyage and how the log was recorded. A newspaper clipping announces the trip. Butters boarded the bark in Port Townsend, Washington, and was the only passenger on the Hind Rolph vessel. He states that he took plenty of books and writing paper and was greatly looking forward to the voyage.

    Collection Arrangement

    A total of six items are housed in one folder.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Butters, Henry Augustus, Jr.
    Drummuir (built 1882; bark, 4m)
    Sea journal