Henry Montagu Butler(1833-1918), Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
Sitter in 9 portraits
Butler was appointed headmaster of Harrow in 1859, at the age of just twenty-six; he remained in this post until 1885. He did much to modernise the school and established good relationships with both boys and staff, taking a personal interest in their welfare. The demands of school management led to a serious illness in 1881, and in 1885 he accepted the position of dean of Gloucester Cathedral. The posting was short lived, however, as the following year he was appointed master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He went on to become vice chancellor of the university in 1889-90.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 May 1903
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