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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Butler, Howard Crosby

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BUTLER, HOWARD CROSBY, American educator and archæologist; born in Croton Falls, N. Y., March 7, 1872. He graduated from Princeton University, and later pursued special studies at the Columbia School of Architecture and at the American Schools of Classical Studies in Rome and in Athens. In 1899, 1904, and 1909, he was at the head of archæological expeditions in Syria. He became professor of the history of architecture at Princeton in 1905. He wrote many articles for archæological journals and notable books on “Scotland's Ruined Abbeys” (1900) and “The Story of Athens” (1902).