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Title Lawrence Smith Butler Papers
Object Name Papers, Personal
Scope & Content Lawrence Smith Butler (1875-1954), son of Prescott Hall Butler and Cornelia Stewart Smith Butler, attended the Francis B. Allen school in New York City, St. Paul's School in Garden City, NY, Brown & Nichols Academy in Cambridge, MA. He graduated from Harvard University in 1898 and took graduate classes in architecture at M. I. T. and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Mr. Butler began his career as an architect at the firm McKim, Mead & White. He later was a founding member of the architectural firm Ford, Butler & Oliver (architects for Town Hall of Smithtown, Smithtown Library and St. James Firehouse). Mr. Butler brought polo to St. James, NY and the first outdoor horse show to Long Island (Smithtown Horse Show). Additionally, he is known for bringing the bull monument to the Town of Smithtown. Included in these papers are memoirs, manuscripts, correspondence regarding his writings and personal life, and documents related to the Smithtown Horse Show. Manuscript titles include: An Essay on World Conditions; Fiddler's Green; Florida Bound: From Gladioli to Hibiscus; Garden City: The Spire Town on the Hempstead Plains; Leaving the Old House; The Long Way to London; My First 78 Years; Seeing Europe through New Eyes; A Summer's Vacation and A Winter's Vacation.
Catalog Number 2017.006
Collection Archive and Manuscript Collection
Containers Box 2, Folder 6, Manuscripts, 1949
Box 3, Folder 3, Manuscript, 1949
Box 3, Folder 4, Legal document, 1949
Box 3, Folder 5, Manuscripts, c. 1928-1948
Box 3, Folder 1, Manuscripts & other materials, c. 1940-1959
Box 3, Folder 2, Manuscripts & other materials, c. 1923-1948
Box 1, Folder 1, Manuscripts, n.d.
Box 1, Folder 2, Misc. notes, c. 1913-1951
Box 1, Folder 3, Prints, n. d.
Box 1, Folder 4, Manuscript, 1949
Box 1, Folder 5, Notes & other materials, c. 1926-1942
Box 1, Folder 6, Manuscript, 1949
Box 2, Folder 1, Notes and correspondence, c. 1900-1942
Box 2, Folder 2, Diary, 1933-1940
Box 2, Folder 3, Manuscripts and notes, n.d.-c. 1949
Box 2, Folder 4, Manuscripts & other materials, n.d.-1949
Box 2, Folder 5, Manuscripts & other materials, c. 1939-1949
Box 4, Folder 1, Notes, page and scrapbook, 1923-c.1940
Box 4, Folder 2, Smithtown Horse Show Scrapbooks, 1909-1911
Box 4, Folder 3, Smithtown Horse Show Scrapbooks, 1914
Box 4, Folder 4, Smithtown Horse Show Scrapbooks, 1915
Box 5, Folder 1, Manuscripts and notebook, c. 1916-1953
Box 5, Folder 2, Photograph album, 1915
Box 5, Folder 3, Photograph album, 1913
Box 6, Folder 1, Photograph album, 1917-1923
Box 6, Folder 2, Smithtown Horse show programs, 1909-1929
Box 6, Folder 3, Smithtown Horse Show programs, 1937-1957
Box 6, Folder 4, Smithtown Horse Show programs, 1960-1961