George Butler to Mr de Bunsen

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/16/02
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3879
  • Dates of Creation
      21 Jan 1877
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Written from Hotel Wagram, Paris. George thanks him for his assurance of sympathy for their work and tells him of studies at Liverpool College which embrace the modern studies of History Geography etc. He will always remember with gratitude the assistance given by Mr De Bunsen's father when he was beginning a course of lectures on Physical Geography at Oxford. 'He not only gave me some very useful hints, but wrote down some memoranda for me which I have now'. His wife sends special thanks for his kind recognition of the importance of her work.

Administrative / Biographical History

Congress at Geneva. This was the first big International meeting of the Federation, which opened at Geneva 17 Sep 1877 and drew up the Charter of the Federation. As he explains in his letter he and his wife were at Paris then 'to meet friends [of the Federation] and arrange particulars about a Congress at Geneva next September'. '... The assistance given me by your father ... on the occasion of my commencing a course of lectures on Physical Geography at Oxford'. In 1850 George Butler was offered the post of Examiner to the University of Oxford, enabling him to marry. 1852-1857 the Butlers lived at Oxford and during that time organised lectures on modern subjects, including geography, art and Italian literature. See also letter of 11 Nov 1852 from Baron von Bunsen to Rev George Butler. 'I have been a long time in answering your kind letter of 18 Dec' See letter of this date 18 Dec 1876. Biog. Mr de Bunsen; M de Pressense; M Appia; MM Monod; George Butler; Stanley Butler; Charlie Butler; Arthur Stanley.