WM Butler to his uncle Rev George

Scope and Content

Written from Trinity Lodge, Cambridge. Thanks him and his aunt Josephine for the information sent through his father about places and hotels. He has been kept in England from recurrent flu but hopes he will be allowed to go to some S. German town.

Administrative / Biographical History

WM Butler (son of Montagu Butler). Edward Montagu Butler was the eldest son and 2nd child of Henry Montagu Butler, Headmaster of Harrow 1859-1885 and Master of Trinity College 1886-1918, by his 1st wife Georgina Elliot. Hugh was Arthur Hugh Montagu, a younger brother of Edward's.

'the baby brother' was James Ramsay b 1888, 1st child of Montagu's 2nd wife Agnata Ramsay.

'I am afraid that my father is being rather overworked with his two heavy posts'

The two would be:

(i) Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1886

(ii) Vice Chancellor, Cambridge, 1889, 1890

Biog: Edward Lyttelton, Henry Montagu Butler