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Philip Laurance Buttrick papers

Call Number: MS 1655

Scope and Contents

The Philip Laurance Buttrick Papers are composed entirely of photographs taken or collected by Buttrick during his travels or his studies of cork oak forests. Many of the photographs present views of grazed land, particularly in the western United States. The Yale Forestry Library transferred the papers to Manuscripts and Archives in 1991. The Forestry Library retains some maps of cork forests created by Buttrick while he was employed by the Armstrong Cork Company.


  • 1925-1930


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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Transferred from the Yale Forestry Library, 1991.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers are composed of photographs taken or collected by Philip Buttrick during his travels and studies. Primary subjects are grazed land in the western United States and cork oak forests in the Mediterranean region.

Biographical / Historical

Philip Laurance Buttrick, 1886 – 1945

Philip Laurance Buttrick was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on June 25, 1886. He graduated from New Haven High School and attended the Sheffield Scientific School and the Yale School of Forestry. In 1921 he received a master's degree in forestry.

Buttrick served as secretary of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association from 1923 – 1929 and from 1929 – 1931 studied the cork oak forests in the Mediterranean region for the Armstrong Cork Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Later in his career he worked in various capacities for the federal government. He was a professor of forestry at the University of Georgia from 1937 – 1939. Buttrick wrote many articles for forestry journals and was the author of Public and Semi-Public Lands of Connecticut (1930) and Forest Economics and Finance (1943). He died in Dover, Delaware on April 5, 1945.

Guide to the Philip Laurance Buttrick Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan
March 1994
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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