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Butler, Elizabeth Southerden (1846-1933) Lady

Gender: Female

Other names
Thompson, Elizabeth Southerden (Maiden name)

Functions, occupations and activities
Born at the Villa Claremont, Lausanne (3 November 1846); educated by her father, living in England and Italy; studied, especially watercolours, at the South Kensington School of Art (1866-1869); studied in Florence and Rome (1869), taking up oil painting; returned to England; became a Roman Catholic (1873); began painting military subjects; exhibited at the Royal Academy (from 1874); married William Francis Butler (later Sir William) (1877) and had three sons and three daughters; lived at Bansha, County Tipperary, then at Gormanston Castle, County Meath, they home of her youngest daughter; died at Gormanston Castle (2 October 1933)


Family relationship with Meynell, Sir Francis (1891-1975) Knight
Nephew: she was the sister of his mother Alice

Archival Resources
Number noted: 7

Signature on letter (only), 13/3/1898
Held at: Birmingham City Archives
Document reference: MS 135

Sketchbook containing horse and figure studies, ? 1866
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Document reference: 1966,0118.1.2-29

Sketchbook containing studies of horses, including anatomical sketches, figures, landscape studies made at Arundel, c 1866
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Document reference: 1966,0118.2.1-42

Sketchbook containing studies of mainly Arab figures, landscapes, including a View of Lucerne, 1866
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Document reference: 1966,0118.3.1-25

Letter from, 21/2/1889
Held at: Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
Document reference: Autograph Collection One
Other information: RCS Library (1975), The manuscript catalogue of the Library of the Royal Commonwealth Society
Comments: Papers listed

Letters (10) to Viscount and Lady Wolseley, 1886-1899
Held at: Hove Central Library
Document reference: Wolseley
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter to Mr Collier requesting that he allow her daughter to play in his woods, 3/2/?
Held at: Torquay Museum
Document reference: AR.269
Comments: Papers listed

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55