Sir Alfred Butt's baronetcy

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Sir Alfred Butt's baronetcy

I have the warrant, seal and scroll of the baronetcy given to Sir Alfred Butt, the theatre impressario and controller of many West End theatres. I'm Australian and a distant relative of Butt's - he's my third cousin twice removed. I'm fascinated by Butt's story - during his time in theatreland he brought over many big names to the London stage, including Anna Pavlova and Fred Astaire.

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