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John Buttrey’s Sketches

Buttrrey Pg 1 Sketches

Page 1 – Lady: “Kiss My Sunday pocket you tarey harsed Buger A soldier for me” 

Sailor: “Stop my … here is a purse of gold for you only give me one Night’s lodgings With you.

Drum major 34th Regiment at the bottom.

List of Ships

Buttrey Pg 2 Ship & lists

Page 2 – Lines of Frigates, Men of War, Brigs of War & Sloops Culteurs:

Buttrey Pg 2 Ship Lists

Mouth of the River Nile

Buttrey Pg 3 Mouth of Nile

1798 – Page 3

Text says: “A view of the Mouth of the River Nile and part of General Boneypart’s fleet the time he landed on that Country With the batreys that he made on the shore of Egypt and likewise a Batrey of Mortars on Bequire Island.”

Hunters & Dogs

Buttrey Pg 28 Hunters & Dog



Page 28 – Drawing of 2 hunters and dogs. The tune at the top is “The Poor Little Sweep”.

Highland Officer

Buttrey Pg 30 Soldier



Page 30 – Drawing of a Highland Officer, perhaps of the 91st or 93rd Regiments.


Playing Cards

Buttrey Pg 33-34 Cards



Page 33 & 34 Cards

Royal Standard

Butrey Pg 35 Royal Standard


Page 35 The Royal Standard of England


Flags of the World

Buttrey Pg 36 FlagsPage 36 – Words under each flag:

First Row: “English Instant Flag, French, Dutch, Spanish, Dains, Sweeds, Finanays, Hamborugh, Resea, Poeartuges, the Royal Compy Flag, Moors, Americkynes”

Second Row: “Union Jack, the kings Color for H.M. 34th Regt, the Regmental Color for H.M. 34th Regt

Melodies & Ships

Buttrey Pg 38 Start of Music & Ships St. Kitts

Page 38 – First page of ships within tunes with short text:
time the Ingagement First began on our Coming to A Ancor With Boath Lines of Battle – the Ships Names and Rates for the Firs Day and Twise the Next – …”

Tunes “The Sark” and “Nancy Vorneen” (?)

Eleven Pages of Music w. British & French Ships

Buttrey Pg 45-46 Music & Ships
Pages 45 & 46

British Ships on top

French Ships below

Battle of St. Kitts – 1782

Buttrey Pg 51 & 52 Frigate Bay
Pages 50 & 51

Brimston Hill,
St. Kitts
French & English Troops

Delivery Instructions & Two Melodies

Buttrey Pg 32 Evnig Star & Hanah Fowler

For Hanah Fowler to be left at Wm Chapmans  kirkstead  Near Tattershall  LIncolnshire at Mr Clark’s Langon Mill near Horncastel

Melodies for “The Evnig Star” and “Swansea Hornepipe”

Buttrey Manuscript Cover

Buttrey MS Closed from the Side

Buttrey MS Open First Page