Butts, Mary, 1890-1937
- Existence: December 13, 1890 - March 5, 1937
English writer Mary Butts (1890-1937) was born in Parkstone, Dorset, the daughter of Captain F. J. Butts and Mary (Briggs) Butts. Profoundly interested in the supernatural, and writing as often about the classical world as the modern, Butts was acclaimed as a short story writer and novelist in her lifetime. Butts was married twice, first to publisher John Rodker in 1918 (their daughter, Camilla, was born in 1920), and secondly to artist Gabriel Atkin in 1930. After living intensely amid literary and artistic social circles in London and in Europe, she died at the age of forty-six in Sennen, Cornwall.