The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - 'Report of the Survey Operations in the Naga Hills 1875-1876' by Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe

caption: Dr. Elliott and Walter Butler arrive and give hope for Butler's recovery
medium: tours
person: Elliott/ Dr.Butler/ Walter
location: Lungkam (Nankam) Are Okotso
date: 31.12.18754.1.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 10. On the 31st of December, about 8.30 a.m., to our great relief, Dr. Elliott and Mr. Walter Butler arrived in camp. The former pronounced very favourably on Captain Butler's state, saying he was much better than he could have expected; indeed, so much better that he only required careful nursing, and he thought he himself might return to his garden, where his presence was just then much needed. Our hopes rose considerably, only to be dashed again towards evening by a report from the surgeon that unfavourable symptoms had set in; these increased with alarming rapidity during the night, and next morning Dr. Elliott decided on remaining with us, as Captain Butler was then in a most critical state. During the day, a deputation from Nankam and Are came in, bringing in fowls and other presents, in token of their friendship. On the 4th I visited Okotso, and me with a friendly reception.