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Amos W. Butler
1818 – 1936
2 mss boxes, 5 volumes
Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Unknown
Revised by: Brent Abercrombie, February 2012
Amos W. Butler was born October 1, 1860 in Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana. Butler had a strong interest in nature and embarked on a career in archeology and zoology. Butler was the founder of the Brookville Society of Natural History (1881) and the Indiana Academy of Science (1885). Butler also gave regular lectures at Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Chicago, as well as others. Additionally, Butler served on various boards relating to prison reform and mental hygiene. The Amos Butler Audubon Society in Indianapolis, Indiana is named in his honor. Amos Butler died in 1937.
The collection contains correspondence and business papers of Amos W. Butler (1818 – 1936). Specifically, the collection comprises of several business receipts and accounts, some relating to the Brookville and Metamora Hydraulic Company and a folder pertaining to Brookville College where Butler graduated. Also included are account books (1866 – 1869) and a letter-copying book (1876 – 1890).
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1. 1818 – 1866
2. 1867 – 1869
3. 1870 – 1879
4. 1880 – 1893
5. 1894 – 1896
1. 1907 – 1936
2. No Date
3. Notes on Alumni of Brookville College
(Letter from W.C. Lynn: 9/30/1931)
V450-1 Reynolds Account Book 1866 – 1868
V450-2 Reynolds Account Book 1866 – 1868
V450-3 Letter Copying Book 1876 – 1890
V450-4 Account Book 1866
V450-5 Account Book 1869
Size of Collection: 2 mss boxes (9 folders), 5 volumes
Collection Dates: 1818 – 1936
Provenance: Amos Butler 1932 – 1939
Access : The collection is open for research use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: L335 Brookville and Metamora Hydraulic Company