Trinity College, Cambridge - Wishes to withdraw from the Library Committee, as his specialty is not one in which the Library is strong; also doubts the utility of College libraries, 'a system which gives us in Cambridge eighteen very imperfect libraries and not one really good one.'
Trinity College - Thanks him for his kind words, and feels that he is simply doing his duty; 'This life of study and research is my ideal life' and is grateful to the College for enabling him to pursue it.
Inch-ma-home, Cambridge - In letter of 2 June, Frazer asks Butler to sign some enclosed memorials to the Australian government about some anthropological work and has received a letter from Mr [Francis?] Galton, who had just returned from Greece and heard 'a graphic account of my first (alas! it will not be my last) journey to the Styx.'
Inch-ma-home, Cambridge - Does not expect Butler to read all three volumes [of 'The Golden Bough']: 'I quite understand that to many minds the descriptions of foolish and absurd customs which make up the bulk of the book may be tedious and even painful'; had a happy winter in Rome, but had to cut short their visit to return because their tenant left their house in Cambridge early.
Trinity Lodge, Cambridge - Congratulates Frazer on the honorary doctorate from Oxford. Lunched with the recently arrived Senator Hoar from America, who had bought a copy of Pausanias immediately upon arrival.
Trinity Lodge, Cambridge - Writing on the blank leaf of a letter from H. McLeod Innes to himself, he forwards the letter containing the minute of Trinity College Council in which Frazer is asked to give one or two courses of lectures suitable for candidates preparing for Classical Tripos Part II; he will be paid fifty guineas for each course; hopes he will comply with the proposal.
Trinity Lodge, Cambridge Dated February 4th, 1914 - Expresses regret at their departure from Cambridge; assures him they are very proud of him; is a pleasure to remember first learning of him through Frank Galton.
Newnham Grange, Cambridge. Dated Dec. 22, 1900 - Thanks him for the GB, thanks Lilly Frazer for the postcards; is sending Gwen and Charles to Germany to learn the language; Ryle is the new Bishop of Exeter; the Master's [Henry Montagu Butler] health is not satisfactory; he has asked the college to look into 'too lavish pensions'.
Letter from O. M. Dalton to [Henry] Mayhew [both of the British Museum]; letter from Mayhew to Canon Musgrave (with envelope); three letters from Canon Musgrave to the Master of Trinity [Henry Montagu Butler]; letter from Butler to the Librarian [Robert Sinker].
Includes letters by J. O. Halliwell, J. M. Heath about the August 1846 storm in Cambridge, H. Montagu Butler about a bust of Archdeacon Hare, Vernon Musgrave about a memorial to Archbishop Musgrave, with a draft from William Whewell to Vernon Musgrave.
Wright, William Aldis (1831-1914), literary and biblical scholar
Musketry Camp, Whitley Bay. All have passed as first-class machine gunners, has practiced field firing, unlikely to be sent to the front soon as there is no ammunition for troops arriving there, hopes to get leave.
Gosforth Park. H M Butler to be at Harrow for his birthday, Major Kennard promoted to Colonel of a Horse Artillery Brigade, Colonel Farquar seconded for operations with the admiralty, hopes Major MacBarnett will be made Colonel.
G K M Butler would have been elected a Fellow if there had been four vacancies in stead of three, F A Simpson particularly pleased with his performance in history, electors think him safe for the following year, Nevile Butler working at the Foreign Office.
1st Line Trenches, Gallipoli. Returned to the front, has been unable to locate the kit that he left behind, has a new servant, morale is better at the front than he expected, only 150 yards from the Turks.
King's fall from his horse and the sinking of the ship that had taken him to France are untoward events besides the German advance through Serbia, encourages G K M Butler to read passages from Thucydides.