Butler, Mary, active 1700

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Epithet: wife of James, 2nd Duke of Ormonde

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Epithet: niece of Samuel Butler

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Epithet: sister of Samuel Butler

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Epithet: Abbess at Dublin

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Mary Butler was born on October 27, 1865 in Uwachlan, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James and Rachel M. (James) Butler.

Butler began her education at the Darlington Seminary. She studied painting at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now the Moore College of Art) under William Sartain and Robert Henri, graduating in 1894. Between 1896 and 1902, she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under William Merritt Chase and Celia Beaux. From 1897 to 1898, she studied at the Académie Colarossi in Paris with Gustave Courtois, René François Xavier Prinet, and Jean-Antoine Injalbert.

She attended a summer school conducted by William Merritt Chase at Shinnacock Hills, and later studied under Robert Henri and Edward W. Redfield. With Redfield, she spent a season at Centre Bridge, Pennsylvania. Butler was primarily a landscape painter and traveled widely in the United States and Europe to find unusual and inspiring views. She also spent summers in Ogunquit and on Monhegan Island, Maine.

In 1909, Butler joined the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and served as President of that organization from 1921 to 1937. During her tenure, she inaugurated traveling exhibitions, a picture purchasing fund and, in 1915, the Thouron Fund for aid of needy artists.

Throughout her career Butler exhibited extensively and promoted the arts in Philadelphia.

Mary Butler died on March 16, 1946.

From the guide to the Mary Butler papers, 1853-1946, bulk 1884-1946, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

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referencedIn Vol. II, ff. 210Dr John Arbuthnot, physician and wit: Letters to J. Swift: 1714-1729.includes:ff. 2, 11 Dr John Arbuthnot, physician and wit: Letters to C. Ford: 1714.f. 7 Robert Freind, DD, Head Master of Westminster School: Letter to J. Swift: ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. IV (ff. i + 389). 2 Jan. 1884-30 Dec. 1885.Miss Eliza Mary Anne Savage, d 1885 the inspiration of Alethea in'The Way of all Flesh': Correspondence with S. Butler: 1871-1885.: Partly copies.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence... British Library
referencedIn Vol. V (ff. i + 307). 18 Jan.-30 Dec. 1886. -Thomas Butler, Rector of Langar: Correspondence with his son, S. Butler: 1854-1886.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.includes:ff. 1-284 passim Mary Butle... British Library
referencedIn Vol. IX (ff. i + 404). 4 Jan.-31 Dec. 1895.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.Alfred Emery Cathie, assistant of Samuel Butler: Correspondence with S. Butler and H. F. Jones: 1888-1902.includes:ff. 2-8 ... British Library
creatorOf Mary Butler papers, 1853-1946, bulk 1884-1946 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Vol. VII (ff. i+321). 31 Jan. 1889-31 Dec. 1891.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.Alfred Emery Cathie, assistant of Samuel Butler: Correspondence with S. Butler and H. F. Jones: 1888-1902.includes:ff. ... British Library
referencedIn Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South Records, 1940-1997 and undated, (bulk 1993-1997) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vol. I, ff. 243includes:f. 1 Charles Berkeley, Viscount Dursley; 2nd Earl of Berkeley (1698); Envoy to the Hague: Letter to J. Swift: 1709.ff. 3, 15, 17, 19, 25, 30 Joseph Addison, dramatist and essayist: Letters to J. Swift: 1708-1718.ff. 5, 7, ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XVI (ff. i + 197). 1 Jan.-15 June 1902.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.includes:ff. 1, 4, 11 Harry Quilter, editor of 'The Universal Review': Correspondence with S. Butler: 1892-1902.ff. 1-19... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XII (ff. i + 256). 1 Jan.-30 Dec. 1898.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.Alfred Emery Cathie, assistant of Samuel Butler: Correspondence with S. Butler and H. F. Jones: 1888-1902.includes:ff. 5, ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. VI (ff. i+286). 1 Jan. 1887-24 Dec. 1888.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.includes:ff. 16, 37, 39, 45 E. J. Frank, of Harnage, county Shropshire: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1887-1891.ff. 18... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXXI (ff. 502). Dec. 1816.includes:ff. 1, 131, 195 Lieutenant-General Sir George Beckwith, GCB: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1816-1818.ff. 3-5 William Foster, Surveyor of Excise at Cork: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1816-1817.f. 5 b... British Library
referencedIn John Alden Mason Papers, 1904-1967 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Vol. XI (ff. i + 413). 4 Jan.-30 Dec. 1897.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.Alfred Emery Cathie, assistant of Samuel Butler: Correspondence with S. Butler and H. F. Jones: 1888-1902.includes:ff. 1, 5... British Library
referencedIn "ENTRYES while the King was in Ireland": letter-book of Sir Robert Southwell as Principal Secretary of State for Ireland during William III's campaign in that country in 1690. The extreme dates are 29 May and 8 September. The entries are arranged by ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XI (ff. i + 413). 4 Jan.-30 Dec. 1897.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.Alfred Emery Cathie, assistant of Samuel Butler: Correspondence with S. Butler and H. F. Jones: 1888-1902.includes:ff. 1, 5... British Library
referencedIn United States. Work Projects Administration (Pa.) Reports, 1918-1948, 1918-1948 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Vol.XIV(ff i+225). 1 Jan.-31 Dec. 1900.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.Alfred Emery Cathie, assistant of Samuel Butler: Correspondence with S. Butler and H. F. Jones: 1888-1902.includes:f. 1 Edwin... British Library
referencedIn Stanley Woodward papers, 1875-1970, bulk 1905-1970 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Vol. II (ff. i + 340). 7 Jan. 1874-13 Dec. 1880.Miss Eliza Mary Anne Savage, d 1885 the inspiration of Alethea in'The Way of all Flesh': Correspondence with S. Butler: 1871-1885.: Partly copies.Thomas Butler, Rector of Langar: Correspondence with his... British Library
referencedIn Vol.. VIII (ff. i+393). 7 Feb. 1892-24 Dec. 1894.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.Alfred Emery Cathie, assistant of Samuel Butler: Correspondence with S. Butler and H. F. Jones: 1888-1902.includes:ff.... British Library
referencedIn Vol. VI (ff. i+286). 1 Jan. 1887-24 Dec. 1888.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.includes:ff. 16, 37, 39, 45 E. J. Frank, of Harnage, county Shropshire: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1887-1891.ff. 18... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXXIV (ff. 204). Bef. 1677-1709.includes:f. 1 Elizabeth Graydon, milliner: Letter to Duchess of Marlborough: 1694.ff. [1-5b?], 10 Mary Parker, née Fortrey; wife of Sir P Parker, 2nd Baronet: Letters to Duchess of Marlborough: bef. 1677-be... British Library
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. i + 305). 6 Feb. 1841 -24 Dec. 1873.Thomas Butler, Rector of Langar: Correspondence with his son, S. Butler: 1854-1886.Miss Eliza Mary Anne Savage, d 1885 the inspiration of Alethea in'The Way of all Flesh': Correspondence with S. Butler:... British Library
referencedIn Vol. V (ff. i + 307). 18 Jan.-30 Dec. 1886. -Thomas Butler, Rector of Langar: Correspondence with his son, S. Butler: 1854-1886.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.includes:ff. 1-284 passim Mary Butle... British Library
referencedIn Vol.. XV (ff. i + 226). 1 Jan.-31 Dec. 1901.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.Alfred Emery Cathie, assistant of Samuel Butler: Correspondence with S. Butler and H. F. Jones: 1888-1902.includes:ff. 1, ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. i+397). 8 Jan. 1881-28 Dec. 1883.Miss Eliza Mary Anne Savage, d 1885 the inspiration of Alethea in'The Way of all Flesh': Correspondence with S. Butler: 1871-1885.: Partly copies.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence ... British Library
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associatedWith Behind the Veil Project Oral History Project corporateBody
associatedWith Biddle, George, 1885- person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Eakins, Susan Macdowell person
associatedWith Grafly, Dorothy, 1896- person
associatedWith Henri, Robert, 1865-1929 person
associatedWith Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 person
associatedWith Norris, S. Walter person
associatedWith Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953 person
associatedWith Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 person
associatedWith Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts corporateBody
associatedWith Sartain, William, 1843-1924 person
associatedWith Stoddard, Alice Kent Pearson, 1885-1976 person
associatedWith Thouron, Henry person
associatedWith United States.Work Projects Administration (Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Woodward, Stanley person
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Waterford, Ireland
Charlemont, Armagh
Kilkenny, county of, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Netherlands, Europe
Duncannon, Wexford
Carrickfergus, Antrim
Ireland, Europe
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Cork, Ireland
Newry, Down
Kilkenny, Ireland
Limerick, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Drogheda, Ireland
Acireale, Sicily
Valetta, Malta
Ross, Wexford
Kinsale, Cork
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