Pen and ink sketch of the H.M.S. Bucton Castle.

Pen and ink sketch of the H.M.S. Bucton Castle.
Annotated pen and ink drawing of a three-masted sailing ship, the H.M.S. Bucton Castle, drawn by British officer Captain A. M. Handley while he was a passenger sailing on the ship from Gravesend, England to Calcutta, India.
Original Format
9cm x 15cm
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Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Robert Apr 14 2020

Arrival in Georgetown, British Guiana of my great-grandfather, John Ho-A-Shoo aboard the Bucton Castle, in 1865 at age 19...The following quote is noteworthy. From the book - ‘The Chinese in British Guiana’ - published in 1915 by the Colonial Secretary of British Guiana: ‘During his lifetime no member of the Chinese community in this Colony was more widely known and more respected than John Ho-A-Shoo ...’

christine Sep 28 2010

I am very excited. I am researching my paternal grandmother's family and feel I have found 'the author' Nana spoke about. Her father Henry John Fredrick Handley was born in Calcutta India 11th November 1846. It is believed he was murdered in Sydney Australia. His body was never found. However his daughter, my Nana, was a wonderful storyteller and artist. She encourage me to write. I would like a copy of Mrs Handley's journal. How can I buy one? walk gently Christine Engel

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