Henry Robert BUTTERS [1898-1985] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Henry Robert BUTTERS [1898-1985]

Names
Given: 
Henry Robert
Family: 
Butters
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1898-04-11
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
1985-03-01

Comments

I'm looking for photos / sketches / portraits of him for the CPS project's history book.

Dates of birth & death from the Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography.

He joined the civil service as a Cadet in 1922. A search for butters in HKGRO finds several mentions of appointments connected to the CPS:

5.GA 1925 no. 217Mr. H. R. Butters to act as Second Police Magistrate
9.GA 1930 no. 436Mr. H. R. Butters to be a Police Magistrate
10.GA 1930 no. 599Mr. H. R. Butters to be Police Magistrate, Kowloon
12.GA 1932 no. 604Mr. H. R. Butters to be Police Magistrate, Kowloon
21.GA 1938 no. 202Mr. H. R. Butters to be First Police Magistrate
23.GA 1938 no. 28Mr. H. R. Butters to be Police Magistrate, Kowloon

I searched for butters in

  • the photo search at HKPRO: nothing
  • HK Public Library photo collection: nothing
  • HK Museum of History: nothing

He served in Legco, but they don't have a photograph: http://app.legco.gov.hk/member_front/english/library/member_detail.aspx?id=314

No relevant results for butters hong kong in the UKNA.

I haven't found any family tree pages for him.

References:

Hugh has just posted "HR Butters – first Labour Officer and author of the 1939 Report on Labour and Labour Conditions in Hong Kong", see http://industrialhistoryhk.org/butters-labour-officer-author-1939-report...