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Samuel Butler (December 4, 1835 - June 18, 1902)

Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works. After 1878, Butler became close friends with Henry Festing Jones, whom Butler persuaded to give up his job as a solicitor to be Butler's personal literary assistant and traveling companion, at a salary of 200 pounds a year. Although Jones kept his own lodgings at Barnard's Inn, the two men saw each other daily until Butler's death in 1902, collaborating on music and writing projects in the daytime, and attending concerts and theatres in the evenings; they frequently toured Italy and other favorite parts of Europe together. Jones published Butler's biography in 1919 entitled Samuel Butler, Author of Erewhon (1835–1902) — A Memoir. It won the inaugural James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography. Another significant friendship was with Hans Rudolf Faesch, a Swiss student who stayed with them in London for two years, improving his English, before departing for Singapore. Both Butler and Jones wept when they saw him off at the railroad station in early 1895, and Butler subsequently wrote a very emotional poem, In Memoriam H. R. F., instructing his literary agent to offer it for publication to several leading English magazines.

Timeline & Places:

December 4, 1835: born at Langar Rectory, Church Ln, Langar, Nottingham NG13 9HG, Regno Unito

1847: attended Shrewsbury School, Ashton Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA, Regno Unito

1854: attended University Of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2, Regno Unito

1864 to 1902: lived at Clifford’s Inn, Chancery Ln, London WC2A 1PR, Regno Unito

June 18, 1902: death. Buried at St Paul Covent Garden, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED, Regno Unito

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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