Peter Herbert Butter

Biography of Peter Herbert Butter

Peter Herbert Butter (1921-1999) was Regius Professor of English Language and Literature at the University, 1965 to 1986.

Butter was a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford. He served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War and in 1951 became a lecturer in English at the University of Edinburgh. He was Professor of English at Queen's University, Belfast, from 1958 until his appointment to the Regius Chair at Glasgow in 1965.


Peter Herbert Butter
Literary Scholar

Born 7 April 1921, Coldstream, Scotland.
Died 11 May 1999.
University Link: Professor
Occupation categories: language scholars
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Record last updated: 11th Aug 2008

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