Sir William Francis Butler, military officer, author (b at Ballyslateen, Suirville, Ireland 31 Oct 1838; d at Bansha Castle, Ireland 7 June 1910). As intelligence officer to the 1870 Red River Expedition, Butler preceded the force to the settlement, then travelled by canoe and York boat to Fort Frances to meet Sir Garnet Wolseley. Commissioned to report on conditions in the Saskatchewan River country, he made a 6000 km trip to Fort Carlton and Rocky Mountain House which he recounted in The Great Lone Land (1872). Another trip from Fort Garry to Fort St John, through the Rockies, and down the Fraser River to the Pacific inspired The Wild North Land (1873).
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Cooke, O.a.. "Sir William Francis Butler". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sir-william-francis-butler. Accessed 01 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Cooke, O. (2015). Sir William Francis Butler. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sir-william-francis-butler
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Cooke, O.a.. "Sir William Francis Butler." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published January 29, 2008; Last Edited March 04, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Sir William Francis Butler," by O.a. Cooke, Accessed December 01, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sir-william-francis-butler
Sir William Francis Butler
Article by O.a. Cooke
Published Online January 29, 2008
Last Edited March 4, 2015