Arthur Gardiner Butler

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Arthur Gardiner Butler
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Born27 June 1844
Died28 May 1925

Arthur Gardiner Butler F.L.S., F.Z.S. (27 June 1844 – 28 May 1925) was an English entomologist, arachnologist and ornithologist. He worked at the British Museum on the taxonomy of birds, insects, and spiders.



Arthur Gardiner Butler was born at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London. He was the son of Thomas Butler (1809–1908), assistant-secretary to the British Museum. [1] He was educated at St. Paul's School, [2] later receiving a year's tuition in drawing at the Art School of South Kensington. [3]

At the British Museum, he was appointed as an officer with two roles, as an assistant-keeper in zoology and as an assistant-librarian in 1879. [4]


He also published articles on spiders of Australia, the Galápagos, Madagascar, and other places.




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  1. Thomas Butler: "record on Thomas Butler". Natural History Museum. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. He was admitted 15-03-1854, according to: Gardiner, R. B.; St. Paul's School (London, England) (1884). The Admission registers of St. Paul's School from 1748 to 1876, edited, with biographical notices and notes on the earlier masters and scholars of the school, from the time of its foundation. London: George Bell and Sons. p. 329. OCLC   220315629(all editions).
  3. Mullens & Swann (1917), p. 111.
  4. Trustees of the Museum (10 December 1898). Statutes and Rules for the British Museum. London: Woodfall and Kinder. pp. 42, 48 via Internet Archive (Biodiversity Heritage Library).