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Frederic Marsena Butts (AC 1909) Papers, 1909-1949 (Bulk: 1909-1910)
1 archives box (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Mostly writings and photographs documenting Butts' trip to the Mediterranean, Asia and North Africa, 1909-1910. Also included are a speech before an Amherst College alumni group and correspondence about a scholarship he established there.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Biographical Note

Frederic Marsena Butts was born in Newton Centre, Mass., in 1887. He graduated from Amherst College in 1909. He traveled widely from July 1909 to January 1910. Butts entered the manufacturing business, first in sales of heavy hardware (1910-1917), and after 1919 in management of the Butts and Ordway Company, Boston. In 1946 he became a member of the Amherst College Alumni Council and served as its chairman in 1949-1950. In 1917 he married Lydia Louise Mirrick, with whom he had four children. He died on January 1, 1960.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of writings and photographs documenting Butts' trip to the Mediterranean, Asia and North Africa, July 1909-January 1910. Destinations included Malta, the Suez Canal, Egypt (Cairo), Singapore, the Philippines, Japan (Kobe, Kyoto), India (Calcutta), Algeria and Morocco. Butts kept a travel diary, in two copies: one to send to his family and a second carbon copy which he kept. Also included are a typescript of a speech which Butts apparently gave before an Amherst College alumni group and copies of correspondence about a scholarship Butts established at Amherst in honor of his late son.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection: [identification of item], in Frederic Marsena Butts (AC 1909) Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Gift of Mrs. Nancy Whittemore in November 2006.

Processing Information

Proessed 2006 Nov by Peter A. Nelson


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English


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Subjects
  • Algeria -- Description and travel.
  • Egypt -- Description and travel.
  • India -- Description and travel.
  • Japan -- Description and travel.
  • Malta -- Description and travel.
  • Morrocco -- Description and travel.
  • Philippines-- Description and travel.
  • Singapore -- Description and travel.


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