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Chief literary editor of the Chicago Tribune, writer of a widely-read column, "The Literary Spotlight," and bookstore owner. Butcher's papers include letters and photographs of numerous literary figures including H.L. Mencken, Carl Sandburg, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, James Thurber, and Willa Cather, and a significant amount of correspondence with Arthur Meeker. Also notes for and clippings of her reviews and articles, and other memorabilia.