Martha Haines Butt
An engraving in the January 14, 1860, edition of Frank Leslie's illustrated Newspaper, depicts Martha Jane Butt. An accompanying article descibes the "Southern authoress" from Norfolk as a "piquant and charming writer, purely feminine in her instincts, and spirituelle and graceful in her imaginings. She has gained a widespread reputation throughout the country both in literary and fashionable circles … We must not forget to add that the fair original of our portrait gained the distinction of A.M. for her scholastic attainments." Butt was residing in New York City at that time; this engraving was based on a photograph by the well-known New York photographer Jeremiah Gurney.
Citation: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, AP2 .L42, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.