William Archer Butler

Life
?1814-1848; raised Catholic, converted to Protestantism; ed. TCD, BA & MA; ord., and appt. prebendary of Raphoe, 1837; rector of Raymoghy, Donegal, 1842; visited Wordsworth, 1844; active in famine relief, 1846-47; contributed to Dublin University Review [sic]; professor of moral philosophy, TCD, 1837-48; professorial Lectures (1856); Sermons (1855-56); died of typhoid fever in Dunboe; sermons published in 1849; married to Elizabeth Thompson, painter. CAB ODNB OCIL

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References
Charles Read, ed., A Cabinet of Irish Literature (3 vols., 1876-78), relates that he contributed philosophical essays to Dublin University Magazine; also, President of the TCD Hist. Society; held various Church of Ireland livings; worked for the poor in the famine; knew Wordsworth in Windemere; died of a fever in Dunboe [?Dunboye]; sermons published by Rev. Thomas Woodward, 1849. Married Elizabeth Thomson, painter.

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