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Person’s Profile

Edith Emma (Butler) Knight (4? March 1851-1936)


member of the Gosling Society, daughter of the Very Rev. William John Butler


Known as Emma Butler, she was the daughter of CMY’s great friends the Rev. William Butler, Vicar of Wantage and later Dean of Lincoln and his wife Emma Barnett (1813-1894). A member of the Gosling Society as ‘Frog’, she married (Oct-Dec 1877) as his third wife, Edward Lewis Knight (1817-1882), of Hornacott Manor, Cornwall.  She was an associate of the Wantage sisterhood.  She inherited her aunt Elizabeth Barnett's letters from CMY and lent them to both Coleridge and Romanes. [LG 1906 Knight of Wolverley, will, Life and Letters of Dean Butler; Memoirs of Arthur John Butler]