A telegram from T.P. [Thomas Patrick] Gill to Gen. Sir William Butler in Bansha, Co. Tipperary asking Butler if he is likely to be in London as [Theodore] Roosevelt has expressed a wish to meet him; [n.d.]
|Main Creator:||Gill, T. P. (Thomas Patrick), 1858-1931|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Telegram reads: "Sir William Butler / Bansha / Are you by chance likely to be in London Monday if so would you come see Roosevelt whp today expressed strong desire to meet author of Great Lone Land I wire only because I may be leaving here tomorrow T.P. Gill".
Gen. Sir William Butler fought in various Imperial wars and spent time as a young British officer in Canada. His book "The Great Lone Land" [published in 1872] ran to several editions and concerns an expedition through the wilder parts of Canada [US President Theodore Roosevelt also visited and wrote about similar regions]. Butler's wife was Lady Elizabeth Butler, traveller and artist; one of her most famous paintings was "The Charge of the Light Brigade".
Physical description: 1; sheet
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