Place: Nova Scotia?
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference Number: C-30967
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The artist (1815-1893) served in Canada 1834-1838, as an Ensign in the 85th Regiment. "The son of an Irish nobleman, Butler was promoted to Lieutenant in 1838 and Captain in 1842, and resigned from the army in 1846." [National Archives Accession Notes.] He kept a diary from 27 December 1837 to 11 February 1838, during a march of the regiment from New Brunswick to Québec. Fourteen sketches were found therein. Three are dated 1837, and many were done in Nova Scotia, apparently on a moose-hunting trip. [Thanks to Jim Burant, National Archives, for bringing this to our attention.]
men; coats; leggings; moccasins; guiding; hunting; Nova Scotia