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Butler, Samuel



  • Existence: 1835 - 1902


Samuel Butler was in Canterbury from 1860 until 1864. He farmed, successfully, at Mesopotamia on the south side of the Rangitata River, South Canterbury. In 1864 he was financially able to return to London to write. The French edition of Erewhon was published in 1920.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Samuel Butler papers

Identifier: Arch 0375
Scope and Contents

The papers of Samuel Butler includes a bound manuscript French translation of Erewhon, by Valery Larbaud (1915); Butler's bound manuscript of The fair haven, 2nd. edition (1873); press clippings on Butler, his writing, and Mesopotamia Station (1955-1972); 2 copies of photographs of Mesopotamia in Butler's day (ca. 1860-1864); Butler's licence to depasture stock (1862 and later), and a photocopy of an article about Samuel Butler in New Zealand, by Roger Robinson (no date).

Dates: 1862-1972