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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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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.
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.
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