The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

part of original tour diary of Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe 1876

caption: Death of Captain Butler
medium: tours
person: Butler/ CaptElliottButler/ WalterMemaramPusiniuOgle
location: Pangti Lakhuti Yimpang Buragaon (Buragaon)
date: 7.1.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Friday 7th.
text: Went to see Butler about 4.30 or 5. Found him unconscious and not in a hopeful state. When I got up Elliott told me the end was near - Stertorous breathing having set in. I was talking to Walter Butler about 7 am about arrangements (3) when Memaram who was with Butler sent for us and going in found he had passed away. Arrangements at once made for starting and at 9 the camp moved off; and at 10 we followed having fired our huts and remaining rice. We reached Lakhuti at 12 and had breakfast. I made a sketch of Pusiniu. Sent a letter by him to Ogle. Reached camp below Buragaon about 6. Damp night.