The volume contains photographs, manuscript notes, and newsprint cuttings. The manuscript notesin the volume appear to have been written during a visit to Patagonia, Argentina. They refer brieflyto the background of the Anglo-Chilean Pastoral Company Limited at Rio Frias, and the Lochiel SheepFarming Company Limited at Lochiel Estancia. The subject of interest is clearly the sheep farmingbusiness of the area. A brief daily journal from 6 April to 8 July 1906 records an expedition onhorseback from Lochiel estate to Sarmiento, Chile. There are also notes recording the visit toPatagonia by HMS 'Amethyst', in 1909-1910.
The photographs record individuals and groups as well as scenery. They depict the following: agroup photograph of passengers aboard RMS 'Highland Corrie', 1914; a group photograph of a shootingparty in the Chubut Valley, Argentina; a group photograph of a picnic in the Chubut Valley; portraitof Captain Leahy of the Sherwood Foresters on a horse; landscape of La Florida Estancia, 16 deOctubre Colony in Patagonian Andes; portrait of [William] Ellis Thurtell M.A.; views of wool shedsin the Lochiel Estancia of the Lochiel Sheep Farming Company Limited; views of the homestead of theAnglo-Chilean Pastoral Company Limited at Rio Frias; portrait of 'Sonny' the stable boy with ahorse; a group photograph of Trelew Football Club; a group photograph of a wedding party in Trelew,Chubut, Patagonia; group photograph of Captain Webb and officers of HMS 'Amethyst' at Chubut, 1910;and a view of HMS 'Amethyst' under sail, 1909.
Two newspaper cuttings inside the volume relate to the later story of HMS 'Amethyst' in theYangtse River under Chinese bombardment. One, from Sunday Empire News, 7 August 1949, gives a fullaccount of the action. The other is a letter, undated and from an unidentified publication,apparently written by a sailor who had served on HMS 'Amethyst' in the Dardanelles in 1916.