Mary Butts

Mary Butts ( - )
Married name
Rodker; Aitken
Short biography

An English modernist writer, Butts authored The Crystal Cabinet, an autobiography of her life to the age of 20, from her Dorset childhood to her schooling at St Andrews. The Crystal Cabinet was written at her Sennen Cove bungalow from 1935-36, where she and her second husband, William Aitken, settled in 1932.

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A photograph of Mary Butts
Image caption
Mary Butts photographed by Bertram Park, circa 1919.
Date of birth
13 December 1890
Place of birth
Poole, Dorset
Date of death
05 March 1937
Place of death
Penzance, Cornwall
Collection (people)
Person (listed)