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