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Howard Crosby Butler Correspondence


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Butler, Howard Crosby, 1872-1922

Howard Crosby Butler was an archaeologist and professor of the history of architecture at Princeton University. In his early student days he played leading roles in the first productions of the newly founded Triangle Club and helped organize the college's third eating club, Tiger Inn, whose clubhouse he later designed. He organized and led three archaeological expeditions into the Syrian Desert and two expeditions for the excavation of ancient Sardis, discovering there long-hidden treasures that enriched modern knowledge of Lydian, Greek, Syrian, and Roman civilizations.

The collection consists of thirty-seven letters (1917) to Butler from several former students undergoing training in the U.S. armed forces during World War I. Many of the letters are written on Army and Navy Young Men's Christian Association stationery; one bears the Princeton Flying School letterhead and is accompanied with a Princeton Aviation Corps envelope.

Arranged by accession number.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

AM 11877, 14688

Finding aid written by James Flannery on January 25, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Letters from Spike, 1917 July-October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters from Tom, 1917 May-September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters from Carl C. B., 1917 March-April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters from Allen W. Bevin, 1917 June-December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters from Bob, 1917 May-September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter from Chase Hart Brower Jr., 1916 February 5. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Diploma given by University of Pennsylvania with The Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal, 1910. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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