'Chevalier' Bunsen (Christian Charles Josias) to the Rev. George Butler

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Photocopy of letter. Written from 9 Carlton Terrace, London. Thanking him for his gift of Lectures on the principles of Imitative Art.

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Thursday 11 Nov 1852

[The Baron] thanks for the gift of his very interesting and pleasing Lectures on the Principles of Imitative Art'

1852-7 The Butlers lived at Oxford, the Rev George having accepted the post of Examiner to the University of Oxford. During that time he organised lectures on modern subjects (hitherto lectures on such subjects being unknown). They included geography, art and Italian literature. (For details of his pioneer work in this unexplored region see 'Recollections of George Butler' by Josephine Butler p.77-85)

In letter of Rev George Butler 21 Jan 1877 to Baron Bunsen's son Georg Bunsen he says about this:

'... And I always remember with gratitude the assistance given me by you Father when he was Prussian Minister in London on the occasion of my commencing a course of lectures on Physical Geography at Oxford ...'

Georg Bunsen (1824-1896) son of the baron was a Prussian liberal politician

Biog: Christian Karl Josias Bunsen, Baron von Bunsen (1791-1860); Bunsen, Georg (son of above)