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Inventory of the H. M. Butterfield Papers, 1860-1970
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: H. M. Butterfield Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1970
    Collection number: D-086
    Creator: Butterfield, H. M. (Harry Morton), b. 1887
    Extent: 4 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    100 North West Quad
    Davis, California, 95616-5292
    Abstract: Harry M. Butterfield served as an Agricultural Extension Specialist at the University of California (1914-1955); Garden Editor, for the Oakland Tribune (1955-1960); and President of the California Horticultural Society. His papers contain manuscripts, research material, and photographs on the history of horticulture in California.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], H. M. Butterfield Papers, D-086, Department of Special Collections, University of California Library, Davis, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1972.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Jenny Hodge in the processing of this collection.

    Biography

    Biographical Narrative

    Harry Morton Butterfield was born on November 19, 1887 in Wilsonville, Nebraska, the son of William Tilton and Mary Louisa Butterfield. He received a B.S. in 1914 and an M.S. in 1916 from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an Agricultural Extension Specialist at the University of California (1914-1955); Garden Editor, for the Oakland Tribune (1955-1960); and was President of the California Horticultural Society.
    Butterfield conducted research on early California gardens and the history of the plants grown in the gardens. He recorded the story of those gardens and their memories in his manuscript, California Gardens of Memory. In 2003, Judith M. Taylor published Tangible memories: Californians and their gardens, 1800-1950, based on Butterfield's manuscript, California Gardens of Memory.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Organized into six series: 1. Biographical Materials, 2. Correspondence, 3. Manuscripts, 4. Research Material, 5. Printed Material, 6. Photographs and Memorabilia

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the collection in the Library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Butterfield, H. M. (Harry Morton), b. 1887
    Gardens--California--History
    Gardening--California
    Horticulture--California--History