Haitian Incident

I’m still working my way through the aforementioned papers of Arthur Hildebrand Alington, which include a naval log written during the late 1870′s when he was commander of HMS Boxer (commissioned 11 Dec 1876) and subsequently HMS Satellite.
The log contains many interesting facts about the voyages of the Boxer at that time which I will report on at a future date. For example, here is a listing of officers’ names and what became of them (two of them apparently died of yellow fever).
HMS Boxer officers list
One important event which occurred in Haiti in 1879 is referred to in a Bonhams sale catalogue description, dated 22nd November 2011.  The description relates to a lot consisting of “papers of Commander Arthur Hildebrand Alington of HMS Boxer, relating to the conduct of the Royal Navy during the riots at Port au Prince leading to the overthrow of President Pierre Théoma Boisrond-Canal”. 
Bonhams Catalogue 2011

The same documents appear to have been offered for sale at some time by Voyager Press.

Voyager Press

The log records that the Boxer arrived in Port au Prince at 6am on the 10th July 1879 and then left for Port Royal at 10.30pm on the 4th August and there is a small newspaper cutting in French. DSCF3007

I would be interested to hear if anyone else has come across details of this incident.