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Benjamin Butterworth papers

Call Number: MS 120
Scope and Contents

The Benjamin Butterworth Papers consist mainly of scrapbooks, and typed transcriptions of the scrapbooks, concerning the career of Benjamin Butterworth as lawyer, congressional representative (1878-82, 1885-90), and commissioner of patents (1883-85, 1898-98). Some of these scrapbooks originally contained a small number of letters as well as many newspaper clippings, but the letters have been removed and foldered separately. The other items in the Butterworth Papers are a scrapbook of clippings and family letters and a typescript introduction to The Life of Benjamin Butterworth.

The Butterworth papers were given to Yale University Library by Frank Butterworth in 1951. The typescripts were prepared by Florence M. Bradford.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frank Butterworth in 1951.

Majority of material found within 1861 - 1898
2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Butterworth, Benjamin, 1837-1898
Language of Materials