Butterfield Family letters, circa 1861 - 1987Manuscript MS-1244

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Title:

Butterfield Family letters, circa 1861 - 1987

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1244

Collection Dates:

circa 1861 - 1987

Size of Collection:

5 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

The correspondence of the Butterfield family consists of letters between family members, six of which attended Dartmouth College between the years 1828 to 1966. It also includes manuscript material of Ernest W. Butterfield.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The correspondence of the Butterfield family consists of letters between family members, six of which attended Dartmouth College between the years 1828 to 1966. The letters detail family life, farming and their time at Dartmouth College, Kimball Union Academy and Hartford Theological Seminary. This collection also includes correspondence regarding Ernest W. Butterfield's work as the Dartmouth class of 1897 secretary and manuscript material of his published and unpublished writings about education reform and missionary work.

Introduction

Members of the Butterfield family represented in this collection are Stephen Warren Butterfield (1844-1923) his wife Sarah Josephine (Mudgett) Butterfield (1846-1910), their sons Erwin Hall Butterfield (1871-1915), Ernest Warren Butterfield (1874-1915 ), Dartmouth Class of 1897, Clarence Egbert Butterfield (1875-1958), Dartmouth Class of 1899, Claude Albert Butterfield (1877-1968), Dartmouth Class of 1899 and Ray Evan Butterfield (1833-1957), Dartmouth Class of 1906. Later generations include Ernest's sons Richard David Butterfield (1874-1940), Dartmouth Class of 1930 and Stephen Warren Butterfield (1911-2009), Dartmouth Class of 1932. In addition seven more members of the extended Butterfield/Benezet family attended Dartmouth College between 1899 to 1967.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1861-1938

Correspondence of the Butterfield Family and Diaries of Richard D. Butterfield.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1861-1910

Correspondence: Sarah Josephine (Mudgett) Butterfield (1846-1910); Ray Evan Butterfield (1883-1957); Minnie (Sanders) Butterfield (1880-19-)

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letter from Sarah Josephine Mudgett (Butterfield) while at Kimball Union Academy, undated
  • Folder: 2, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1894-1898
  • Folder: 3, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1899
  • Folder: 4, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1900
  • Folder: 5, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1901
  • Folder: 6, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1902
  • Folder: 7, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1904
  • Folder: 8, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1905
  • Folder: 9, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1906
  • Folder: 10, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1908
  • Folder: 11, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield and Minnie (Sanders) Butterfield, 1908
  • Folder: 12, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1909
  • Folder: 13, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield and Minnie (Sanders) Butterfield, 1909
  • Folder: 14, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Minnie (Sanders) Butterfield, 1908-1909
  • Folder: 15, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, 1910
  • Folder: 16, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield and Minnie (Sanders) Butterfield, undated
  • Folder: 17, Sarah Josephine Butterfield to Ray Evan Butterfield, undated
  • Folder: 18, Miscellaneous letters to Ray Evan Butterfield, circa 1907-1909
  • Folder: 19, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1898
  • Folder: 20, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1899
  • Folder: 21, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1900
  • Folder: 22, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1901
  • Folder: 23, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1902
  • Folder: 24, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1903
  • Folder: 25, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1904
  • Folder: 26, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1905
  • Folder: 27, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1906
  • Folder: 28, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1907
  • Folder: 29, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1908
  • Folder: 30, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, undated
  • Folder: 31, Ray Evan Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield while at KUA, undated
  • Folder: 32, Albert Bowers to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1864-1868
  • Folder: 33, Letters to Sarah Josephine Mudgett (Butterfield), 1861-1879
  • Folder: 34, Letters to Sarah Josephine Mudgett (Butterfield), undated

Box: 2, Dates: 1896-1938

Correspondence: Ernest Warren Butterfield; Richard David Butterfield (1909-1987); Ray Evan Butterfield (1883-1957); Stephen Warren Butterfield (1844-1923); Clarence Egbart Butterfield (1875-1958); Claude Albert Butterfield (1877-1968)

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Ernest W. Butterfield to Richard D. Butterfield, 1926-1927
  • Folder: 2, Ernest W. Butterfield to Richard D. Butterfield, 1928
  • Folder: 3, Ernest W. Butterfield to Richard D. Butterfield, 1929
  • Folder: 4, Ernest W. Butterfield to Richard D. Butterfield, 1930
  • Folder: 5, Ernest W. Butterfield to Richard D. Butterfield, 1931
  • Folder: 6, Ernest W. Butterfield to Richard D. Butterfield, 1932
  • Folder: 7, Ernest W. Butterfield to Richard D. Butterfield, 1933
  • Folder: 8, Ernest W. Butterfield to Richard D. Butterfield, 1934-1935
  • Folder: 9, Ernest W. Butterfield to Richard D. Butterfield, 1938
  • Folder: 10, Ernest W. Butterfield to Ray E. Butterfield, 1898-1901
  • Folder: 11, Ernest W. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1898-1907
  • Folder: 12, Stephen W. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield , 1898-1902
  • Folder: 13, Stephen W. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield , 1915
  • Folder: 14, Stephen W. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield, January-July, 1916
  • Folder: 15, Stephen W. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield, August-December , 1916
  • Folder: 16, Stephen W. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield,, 1917
  • Folder: 17, Stephen W. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield, 1910
  • Folder: 18, Stephen W. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield, 1912
  • Folder: 19, Stephen W. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield, 1913
  • Folder: 20, Stephen W. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield, 1914
  • Folder: 21, Stephen W. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield, undated
  • Folder: 22, Stephen W. Butterfield to Ray E. Butterfield, 1906-1922
  • Folder: 23, Claude A. Butterfield to Stephen W. and Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1899-1908
  • Folder: 24, Claude A. Butterfield to Clarence E. Butterfield, 1914-1916
  • Folder: 25, Family letters to Ernest W. Butterfield, 1919
  • Folder: 26, Family letters to Erwin H. Butterfield, 1897-1905
  • Folder: 27, Family letters to Ray E. Butterfield, 1899-1907
  • Folder: 28, Family letters to Clarence E. Butterfield, 1898-1912
  • Folder: 29, Family letters, unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 30, Letters to Claude A. Butterfield, 1896-1915
  • Folder: 31, Non-family letters, 1900
  • Folder: 32, Allan Conant Ferrin, undated
  • Folder: 33, Emily N. Heseltine to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1906-1907
  • Folder: 34, Unidentified Letter Fragments, undated
  • Folder: 35, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1896
  • Folder: 36, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1897
  • Folder: 37, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, January-July, 1898
  • Folder: 38, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, August-December, 1898
  • Folder: 39, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, January-June, 1899
  • Folder: 40, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, July-December, 1899
  • Folder: 41, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1900
  • Folder: 42, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, January-August, 1901
  • Folder: 43, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, September-December, 1901

Box: 3, Dates: 1902-1987

Correspondence: Clarence E. Butterfield; Maude Butterfield; Ernest W. Butterfield Dartmouth Class of 1897; Richard D. Butterfield Architecture Projects

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder:
  • Folder: 1, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, January-March , 1902
  • Folder: 2, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, April-December , 1902
  • Folder: 3, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield , 1903
  • Folder: 4, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, January-May , 1904
  • Folder: 5, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, June-December , 1904
  • Folder: 6, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, January-March , 1905
  • Folder: 7, Clarence E. Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, April-December , 1905
  • Folder: 8, Clarence and Maude Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, January-April, 1906
  • Folder: 9, Clarence and Maude Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, May-December, 1906
  • Folder: 10, Clarence and Maude Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, January-June, 1907
  • Folder: 11, Clarence and Maude Butterfield to Sarah Josephine Butterfield, 1907-1908
  • Folder: 12, Clarence and Maude Butterfield to Sarah Josephine and Stephen W. Butterfield, undated
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence among family about Ernest W. Butterfield's educational philosophy and Wethersfield book manuscript, 1942-1945
  • Folder: 14, Ernest W. Butterfield Dartmouth Class of 1897 Correspondence relating to Alumni Magazine articles, 1936-1938
  • Folder: 15, Ernest W. Butterfield Dartmouth Class of 1897 Correspondence, A-B, 1907-1939
  • Folder: 16, Ernest W. Butterfield Dartmouth Class of 1897 Correspondence, C-D, 1918-1939
  • Folder: 17, Ernest W. Butterfield Dartmouth Class of 1897 Correspondence, E-F, 1932-1938
  • Folder: 18, Ernest W. Butterfield Dartmouth Class of 1897 Correspondence, G, 1930-1939
  • Folder: 19, Ernest W. Butterfield Dartmouth Class of 1897 Correspondence, H-J, 1929-1939
  • Folder: 20, Ernest W. Butterfield Dartmouth Class of 1897 Correspondence, K-P, 1921-1939
  • Folder: 21, Ernest W. Butterfield Dartmouth Class of 1897 Correspondence, S-U, 1939-1940
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence relating to Richard D. Butterfield's Photo Slides of Architecture Projects, 1984-1987

Box: 4, Dates: 1926-1933

Diaries of Richard D. Butterfield - Dartmouth years as well as pre and post years

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 2, Manuscripts of Ernest W. Butterfield,

Contains manuscripts of Ernest W. Butterfield's research material and writings relating to nineteenth century missionary work in New England. Also includes manuscripts of his unpublished work, "The Unprofitable Life of Sherman Hall" as well as essays, articles and speeches about education theory and reform.

Box: 5, Dates: 1893-1940

Manuscripts of Ernest W. Butterfield

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Typed transcriptions of letters from 1821-1855 and typed notes and annotations by Ernest W. Butterfield related to Sherman Hall, circa 1926
  • Folder: 2, Typed transcriptions of missionary letters and reports (1831-1859) by Ernest W. Butterfield from the Archives of American Board, Papers of Sherman Hall, undated
  • Folder: 3, Letters Relating to Sherman Hall and Erwin W. Butterfield's expertise on missionary work in Wisconsin during the early 1800s, 1928
  • Folder: 4, Manuscript of "The Unprofitable Life of Sherman Hall" by Ernest W. Butterfield, Chapters I-XIII, 1929
  • Folder: 5, Manuscript of "The Unprofitable Life of Sherman Hall" by Ernest W. Butterfield, Chapters XIV-XXII, 1929
  • Folder: 6, Photocopy of manuscript carbon, "The Unprofitable Life of Sherman Hall" by Ernest W. Butterfield, Chapters XIII-XIX, 1929
  • Folder: 7, Photocopy of manuscript carbon, "The Unprofitable Life of Sherman Hall" by Ernest W. Butterfield, Chapter XII, 1929
  • Folder: 8, Speeches and articles by Ernest W. Butterfield, 1920-1938
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence and publications relating to Ernest W. Butterfield's work in the Department of Education of the State of Connecticut, 1939-1940
  • Folder: 10, Published and Unpublished Articles by Ernest W. Butterfield relating to issues about education in Connecticut and the US, circa 1939-1940
  • Folder: 11, Miscellaneous Essays by Ernest W. Butterfield, undated
  • Folder: 12, Essays, Articles and Speeches by Ernest W. Butterfield, 1916-1929
  • Folder: 13, Essays, Articles and Speeches by Ernest W. Butterfield, 1930-1934
  • Folder: 14, Essays, Articles and Speeches by Ernest W. Butterfield, 1935-1940
  • Folder: 15, Miscellaneous handwritten notes by Ernest W. Butterfield: mostly outlines for speeches and essays, undated
  • Folder: 16, 1893 Map of Hanover; 1896 Students' Handbook of Dartmouth College edited by Ernest W. Butterfield, member of Handbook Committee, 1893-1896
  • Folder: 17, "The Weathersfield Burying Grounds - Weathersfield, Vermont", E.W. Butterfield, 1914

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