Butler, Lady Eleanor

By Angela Wachowich

This page spotlights the cultural celebrity and life writer Lady Eleanor Butler (1739–1829), and the note in her hand included in an album of letters by “Eminent Women,” collected by London librarian and collector William Upcott (1779–1845). 

For more about Butler and the letter, click on Letter and Biography. For an exploration of Butler's appearances in women-authored Romantic poems, click on Bibliographical Essay. For more about Butler's influence on other "Eminent Women" such as Elizabeth Benger, Harriet Bowdler, Sarah Burney, and Lady Morgan Sydney Owenson, click on "Eminent Women and the Ladies of Llangollen."