COLLECTION GUIDES

1942-1980

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Lyman H. Butterfield papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of Lyman H. Butterfield, long-time editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Papers given to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Lyman H. Butterfield bequest, 1982.

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Lyman H. Butterfield papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.

Collection Description

Papers of Lyman H. Butterfield, long-time editor at the Massachusetts Historical Society. The collection includes notes and files relating to his historical editing project on the correspondence of Benjamin Rush and other research subjects. Also includes correspondence regarding his professional activities and interactions with other editors. Materials in the collection document his participation in the National Historical Publications Commission and other organizations promoting the preservation and use of historical documentary sources. (Note, Butterfield's files relating to his work as the first Editor-in-Chief of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society are not yet part of this collection and remain in the editorial offices of the Adams Papers.)

Summary Description of the Collection

The contents listed below are based on Lyman H. Butterfield's box and folder labels.

Benjamin Rush book project.

Carton 1SH 12NC /
Chapter notes, notes, letters essays.
Carton 2SH 12ND +
Essays, letters.
Carton 3SH 12NE %
Fiscal and administrative records, letters (some regarding publication matters).
Carton 4SH 12NF 0
Card file, BR (Benjamin Rush) writings alphabetically chronologically.
Carton 4SH 12NF 0
BR microfilm copies of materials from various libraries.

Card files

NOTE: These materials (originally housed in Carton 5) have been rehoused in three card file boxes and are stored onsite at Ms. N-2392.

Card file, BR, "Bibliography & search."

Card file, BR, "Letters."

Card file, BR, "Correspondents & Letters about BR."

Card file, BR, "Chronology, &c."

Carton 6SH 12NH 2
Notes, reviews, calendar of Rush letters.
Carton 6SH 12NH 2
William Cooper, notes.
Carton 6SH 12NH 2
Worthington C. Ford, correspondence and notes.

NHPC (National Historical Publications Commission).

Carton 7SH 12NH 2
Materials for article.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
Pre-history.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
Federal records act of 1950.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
Reports, 1951-1960.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
Hearing, 1957.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
Hamer Guide, plans.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
Report, 1963.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
Correspondence and drafts, 1962.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
Ford Foundation appeal, 1963-1964.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
H.R. 6237, 1963-1964.
Carton 7SH 12NI 3
NHPC, 1966-1976.
Carton 8SH 12NJ 4
NHPC, Lyman H. Butterfield's files as grant reviewer, March 1964-September 1965 .
Carton 8SH 12NJ 4
NHPC, Lyman H. Butterfield's files as grant reviewer, December 1965-May 1967.
Carton 8SH 12NJ 4
NHPC, Lyman H. Butterfield's files as grant reviewer, August 1967-November 1968.
Carton 9SH 12NK 5
Notes on "Operation Stagecoach," (project in honor of O. W. Holmes).
Carton 9SH 12NK 5
Summary notes about NHPC projects, 1969-1972.
Carton 9SH 12NK 5
Correspondence relating to "Operation Stagecoach."
Carton 9SH 12NK 5
Schlesinger Library and NHPC (National Historical Publications Commission) Advisory Committee.
Carton 10SH 12NL 6
Guggenheim Fellowship, financial records, 1958-1969.
Carton 10SH 12NL 6
Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize, committee correspondence, 1960-1965.
Carton 10SH 12NL 6
Pulitzer History Prize Jury, correspondence, 1966-1969.
Carton 10SH 12NL 6
Congresses: Glades Congress, 1958, 1960.
Carton 10SH 12NL 6
Congresses: North Andover, 1961.
Carton 10SH 12NL 6
Congresses: Biddeford Pool and other congresses.
Carton 10SH 12NL 6
Imprint Society, correspondence and reports, 1968-1972.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Library of Congress (LC): Lyman H. Butterfield's article on LC, Library Journal, Dec. 1965 .
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Library of Congress (LC): Status, 1962.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Library of Congress (LC): Liaison Committee.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
National Union Catalog, Publication.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Bicentennial Symposium, 1974.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Presidents and repositories for presidential papers: Newspaper clippings about 20th century presidents' papers.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Presidents and repositories for presidential papers: SAA (Society of American Archivists) /AHA (American Historical Association) newsletters relating to the topic.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Presidents: Presidency in general.

Presidents.

Carton 11SH 12NM 7
As readers and writers generally; titles, plans, &c.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Notes on individual presidents.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Washington to Wilson.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Harding.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Coolidge.
Carton 11SH 12NM 7
Hoover.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Roosevelt, F. D.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Eisenhower.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Kennedy.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Johnson.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Ford.

Presidential libraries, &c.

Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Public papers.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Presidential libraries, &c.: Weekly Compilation.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Library of Congress Presidential papers, microforms.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
"New York Library of Presidential Documents."
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Presidential Libraries, Act of 1955.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Hoover Library.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
FDR Library.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Eisenhower Library.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Kennedy Library.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
L. B. Johnson Library.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Harry S. Truman, Truman Library & Institute, 1955.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Richard M. Nixon, Presidency in general: Watergate.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Richard M. Nixon, Presidency in general: Watergate bibliography.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Richard M. Nixon, Presidency in general: Elizabeth Drew Articles, 1973-1974.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Richard M. Nixon, Presidency in general: Schell articles, 1975.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Richard M. Nixon, Presidency in general: Impeachment, 1974.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Richard M. Nixon, Presidency in general: Pardon, Sept. 1974.
Carton 12SH 12NN 8
Nixon Library; papers and tapes Todd article in BSA, Papers, 1974.

Presidential papers ownership question, 1974.

Carton 13SH 12NP A
Correspondence.
Carton 13SH 12NP A
Nixon papers and tapes, agreements, litigation.
Carton 13SH 12NP A
American Assembly report, 1975.
Carton 13SH 12NP A
P. L. 93-526 (19 Dec. 1974), Presidential recordings and public documents commission, (Brademas).
Carton 13SH 12NP A
Richey decision, Jan. 1975.
Carton 13SH 12NP A
Nixon deposition and affidavit, July 1975.
Carton 13SH 12NP A
Nixon vs. GSA (General Services Administration), Docket and department's brief, 1975 (no. 74-1852).
Carton 13SH 12NP A
National Union Catalog of Manuscripts (NUCMC), 1965-1972.
Carton 13SH 12NP A
Notes on Julian Boyd, circa 1981.

Gordon Keepsake (publication in honor of Phyllis Goodhart Gordon), 1972

Carton 13SH 12NP A
General correspondence, August 1972 .
Carton 13SH 12NP A
Correspondence regarding contributions.
Carton 13SH 12NP A
Preliminary list of potential donors, and final list of actual donors.
Carton 13SH 12NP A
Typescript, galleys, page proofs, &c.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL), 1969.

Carton 14SH 12NQ B
Correspondence.
Carton 14SH 12NQ B
Microform project report, July 1969.
Carton 14SH 12NQ B
Micronomics project.
Carton 14SH 12NQ B
Meeting of 7-8 January 1969 and questionnaire.
Carton 14SH 12NQ B
Civil Liberties Union, 1959-1964.
Carton 14SH 12NQ B
First Federal Congress, 1966-1972.
Carton 14SH 12NQ B
Frick-Stevens Case, 1966-1967.
Carton 15SH 12NR C
ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Committee on Research Libraries, 1966-1967.
Carton 15SH 12NR C
Report of the National Advisory Commission on Libraries, 1968.

Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1951-1954.

Carton 15SH 12NR C
Reports to council.
Carton 15SH 12NR C
Minutes of council meetings.
Carton 15SH 12NR C
Newsletter.
Carton 15SH 12NR C
Staff meetings.
Carton 15SH 12NR C
Survey, 1954.
Carton 15SH 12NR C
Institute talk.
Carton 15SH 12NR C
NARS (National Archives and Records Service) and GSA (General Services Administration) ("Operation Bear Lake"), 1964-1975.
Carton 16SH 12NS D
Courses of Instruction at Harvard, Franklin & Marshall, William & Mary: English and American Literature.
Carton 16SH 12NS D
Courses of Instruction at Harvard, Franklin & Marshall, William & Mary: American History.
Carton 16SH 12NS D
Independence (National Park Service orientation film), 1974-1975: Correspondence.
Carton 16SH 12NS D
Independence (National Park Service orientation film), 1974-1975: Scripts.
Carton 16SH 12NS D
Independence (National Park Service orientation film), 1974-1975: Log and financial record.
Carton 16SH 12NS D
International Council on Archives, Washington, Address, "The Scholar's One World, " 1966.
Carton 16SH 12NS D
Loewenheim Protest.
Carton 16SH 12NS D
NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities).
Carton 17SH 12NT E
Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 1947-1956: Directives.
Carton 17SH 12NT E
Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 1947-1956: Reviews.
Carton 17SH 12NT E
Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 1947-1956: Notes.
Carton 17SH 12NT E
Seminar materials, about manuscript sources.
Carton 17SH 12NT E
Vietnam and related matters, 1967-1974.
Carton 17SH 12NT E
White House Fine Arts Committee, 1961-1965.
Carton 17SH 12NT E
White House library, October 1961-May 1961.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
White House library list, 1963.

Notes on American Antiquarians and Editors.

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General, A-Z.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Bentley, William.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Carter, C.E..
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Draper, Lyman C.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Du Simitiere, P. E.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Farrand, May.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Force, Peter.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Ford, P. L.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Ford, W. C.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Hazard, Eben.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Jameson, J. F.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Leland, W. G.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Lossing, B.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Harris, C. Fiske.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Pennypacker, S. W.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Pintard, John.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Plumer, Wm.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Prince, Thomas.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Sibley, John L.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Sparks, Jared.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Sprague, Wm. B.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Stevens, B. F. & H.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Toner, J. M.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Warden, D. B.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Watson, J. F.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Winsor, Justin.
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Boyd, "Some Fruits," 1964 (correspondence regarding celebration in honor of Boyd, and Boyd writings).
Carton 18SH 12NU F
Boyd, Julian, writings and speeches.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
Declaration of Independence, notes.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
European Newspapers.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
European Trip, Aug. - September 1963.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
"Hail Columbia," draft and notes.

Lewis & Clark.

Carton 19SH 12NV G
Clark's field notes.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
Discovery and litigation.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
Lyman H. Butterfield's review.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
Waite's edition and JPB's article.

WPA (Works Progress Administration)/HRS (Historical Records Survey).

Carton 19SH 12NV G
Notes.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
Clippings.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
Pamphlets.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
Bibliographies.
Carton 19SH 12NV G
Lyman H. Butterfield assorted research notes.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Almon, John, notes circa 1943-1944.

Research notes, various subjects, 1950-1980.

Carton 20SH 12NW H
Howlers, [class notes].
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Essays and notes on Benjamin Franklin.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
P.J. Conkwright, correspondence and examples of his work, many inscribed to the Butterfields.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Commas.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
The LHB fund, correspondence regarding the fund.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Research notes on Samuel Johnson and Boswell.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Recommended reading lists for the Bear Lake Congress representatives.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Emily Morrison Beck's article in The Boston Globe Magazine (12/16/60) about her edition of Barlett's Quotations.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Multiple lists of "buzz words."
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Harvard Magazine article.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Hugo Memorial (planning and actual event).
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Huntington Library, correspondence regarding LHB's job at Adams Papers.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Jefferson notes and talks.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Jeffersonian Principles, lecture notes.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Thomas Jefferson and the Indians, notes.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
"Thomas Jefferson the Statesman as Scholar," address of Butterfield to Phi Beta Kappa at Hopkins.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Notes on relationship between John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Research notes, 1954-1966.

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Miller, Samuel.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Macaulay, Catherine.
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Logan-Cresad.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Jameson, J. F.
Carton 20SH 12NW H
Correspondence with University of Texas.

Writings and project files, 1942-1951.

Carton 21SH 12NX I
Tickell, anticipation.
Carton 21SH 12NX I
Hessian handbills, 1950.
Carton 21SH 12NX I
B. Franklin's Epitaph, 1950.
Carton 21SH 12NX I
General Washington's Sewing Circle, 1951.

Writings and project files, 1951-1953.

SH 12NX I Carton 21
Tools of the Trade (1951).
Carton 21SH 12NX I
F&M Commencement Address, 1952.
Carton 21SH 12NX I
Jubilee of Independence, 1953.
Carton 21SH 12NX I
John Witherspoon comes to America, 1953.
Carton 21SH 12NX I
Elder John Leland, presented at AAS October 1952, published in 1953.

Miscellaneous writings and project files, 1960-1964 .

Carton 22SH 12NY J
Very, Jones, in MHS Miscellany, 1960.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Smith, William, Diary, review in WMQ and notes, 1964.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Posner, State Archives, review in American Archivist, 1965.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
JA to N. Niles, 13 February 1818, Boorstin, ed. Living Documents, University of Chicago Press.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Report on A. Heimert's Awakening to Revolution, 1964.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Windolph, F. L., Selected Essays, introduction.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Smithsonian bequest, JQA, The Great Design: Two Lectures, ed. by Washburn.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Paul L. Ford, Dubois study, Butterfield's introduction.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Revolutionary figures, notes.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Thomas Jefferson.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Lafayette.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Benjamin Rush.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Correspondence, personal, Mary Jo Kline.
Carton 22SH 12NY J
Massachusetts State Constitution, notes.
Carton 23SH 12 NZ K
Lyman H. Butterfield's farewell party at Princeton, 1951.
Carton 23SH 12 NZ K
Snapshots, 1954.
Carton 23SH 12 NZ K
Lyman H. Butterfield scrapbook containing book reviews (written by Butterfield).
Carton 23SH 12 NZ K
Publications summarizing LHB's (Lyman H. Butterfield's) career (on his retirement), 1975.
Carton 23SH 12 NZ K
Retirement activities.
Carton 23SH 12 NZ K
List of books Butterfield gave to Massachusetts Historical Society.
Carton 23SH 12 NZ K
Eaton, C. S., correspondence, 1954-1963.
Carton 24SH 12P1 V
Correspondence, A - F, 1967-1976.
Carton 25SH 12P2 W
Correspondence, G - National Park Service, 1955-1975.
Carton 26SH 12P3 X
Correspondence, New England Bibliography - Z, 1962- 1976.
Carton 27SH 12P4 Y
Massachusetts Historical Society, Butterfield's committee meeting minutes and notes from search committees.
Carton 27SH 12P4 Y
Speeches, lectures, and talks, 1953-1961.
Carton 27SH 12P4 Y
Speeches, lectures, and talks, 1954-1962.
Carton 28SH 12P5 Z
Microfilm publications, reports.
Carton 28SH 12P5 Z
Historical editing, articles by others.
Carton 28SH 12P5 Z
Historical editing (one paper by Butterfield, also articles by others).

LHB's MHS paper, 22 January 1965.

Notes and pamphlets on historical editing.

"Orwellism."

Attacks and answers on documentary editions.

Copyright, publications and notes (information files).

Carton 28SH 12P5 Z
Restorations, publications and notes (information files).
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Book and paper preservation, publications (information files).
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"Books, libraries, and eyeglasses," by Robert T. Jordan, Book News, vol. 18, no. 8, April 1964.
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Dvoichenko-Markov pamphlets.
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Harvard University Press, publications and catalogs (information files).

Announcements.

Browser.

Belknap Press.

John Harvard Library.

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Forgeries, Questioned Documents.

General and bibliographical.

Miscellaneous forgeries, A-Z.

Buell's fraudulent biographies.

Horn Papers.

McGraw Hill cases, 1972.

Protocols of Zion.

Vinland map and Vikings in America.

Wise, T. J.

Carton 30SH 12P7 .
Printed materials written or edited by Lyman H. Butterfield, n.d., 1942-1951.
Carton 31SH 12P8
Printed materials written or edited by Lyman H. Butterfield, 1952-1964.
Carton 32SH 12P9 $
Printed materials written or edited by Lyman H. Butterfield, 1965-1979.
Carton 32SH 12P9 $
Printed materials (not written by Butterfield).
Carton 33SH 12PA /
Printed materials (not written by Butterfield).
Carton 34 SH 12PB +
Printed materials (not written by Butterfield).
Carton 35SH 12PC %
Printed materials (not written by Butterfield).
Carton 36SH 12PD 0
Printed materials (not written by Butterfield).
Carton 37SH 14I1 Q
Old South Church research notes, 1950-1962; Old South Church scrapbooks, ca. 1870s-90s.

Council on Library Resources Papers, 1955-1976.

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Organization, 1955.
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Correspondence, 1956-1964.
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Future Program, 1965-1966.
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Correspondence, 1965-1966.
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Meetings, newsletters, etc., 1956-Nov. 1959.
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Meetings, newsletters, etc., Dec. 1959-July 1962.
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Meetings, newsletters, etc., Aug. 1962-Mar. 1966.
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Meetings, newsletters, etc., Apr. 1966-1969.
Carton 41SH 15C7 R
"Tribute to Verner Clapp," 8 Dec. 1967.
Carton 42SH 15C8 S
Meetings, newsletters, etc., 1970-July 1973.
Carton 43SH 15C9 T
Meetings, newsletters, etc., Oct. 1973-May 1976.

Additions:

Carton 44SH 17CF .
Lyman Buttlerfield correspondence with Julian Boyd.
Carton 44SH 17CF .
Lyman Buttlerfield's speeches on the Adamses, 1963-1975 (copies).
Carton 45SH 17CG
Lyman Buttlerfield assorted correspondence regarding the Adamses.
Carton 45SH 17CG
Lyman Buttlerfield journals from trips abroad regarding the Adamses.
Carton 45SH 17CG
Lyman Buttlerfield correspondence with Rudolph Ruzicka, 1961-1965.
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Misc. correspondence, 1971-1976.
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American Antiquarian Society, 1970-1975.
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American Antiquarian Society, Publications Committee, 1971-1974 .
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Boston Public Library, 1970-1975.
Carton 46SH 133Q Z
Index to MSS of Prominent Americans (Helen Cripe), 1972-1975.
Carton 46SH 133Q Z
Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1969-1975.

Oversize materials.

OS Box 1 SH 12PH 4
Newspaper, 1851.
OS Box 1 SH 12PH 4
Photographs, Minot's light.
OS Box 1 SH 12PH 4
Degrees and certificates, 1926-1972.
OS Box 1 SH 12PH 4
Facsimile maps.

Broadsides and advertisements.

OS Box 1 SH 12PH 4
Research notes.
OS Box 1 SH 12PH 4
B. Rush, Belknap and Coombe photostats, obituaries, newspaper contributions.
OS Box 1 SH 12PH 4
Milliner's mission photostats.
OS Box 2SH 12PJ 6
Maps and plans (including plans of "Old House," Quincy, and photostats of map of south shore of Massachusetts).
OS Box 2SH 12PJ 6
Nautical charts of Boston Harbor.
OS Box 2SH 12PJ 6
Map, "Stranger's Guide to Washington, D.C. as Mr. Lincoln Knew It."
OS Box 2SH 12PJ 6
Checkbook registers listing professional expenses and purchases of books, 1957, 1962-1965, 1968-1974.

Preferred Citation

Lyman H. Butterfield papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972.
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.

Organizations:

Council on Library Resources.
Massachusetts Historical Society.
United States. National Historical Publications Commission.

Subjects:

Editors.
History publishing.
History--Research.
History--Sources.