Butcher, Samuel Henry (1850–1910)
Distinguished classical scholar and professor of Greek at
University of Edinburgh (1882–1903). He was born April 16,
1850, in Dublin, Ireland, and studied at Marlborough College,
and Trinity College, Cambridge (senior classic and chancellors
medalist, 1873; M.A. 1876). He was a member of parliament
for Cambridge University (1906) and an honorary fellow of
University College, Oxford, and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Butcher was not himself involved in psychic research but was
a close friend of some of the founders of the Society for Psychical
Research, London. After his death he was claimed to be
a leading ‘‘communicator’’ in a famous cross correspondence
experiment. He died December 29, 1910.