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Howard Russell Butler papers, 1874-1936

Howard Russell Butler papers, 1874-1936

Butler, Howard Russell, 1856-1934

Lawyer, Landscape painter, Businessperson

Collection Information

Size: 3.0 linear feet

Summary: Writings, journals, organizational papers, correspondence, biographical information, printed matter, art works, and diaries.

Biographical/Historical Note

Howard Russell Butler (1856-1934) was a businessman, lawyer, and landscape painter from New York, N.Y. Founded the American Society of Fine Arts.


Donated and lent 1970-1975 by H. Russell Butler, Jr., Butler's son.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 89 and 93: Originals returned to lender, H. Russell Butler, Jr., after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 89, 93, 347-349, and 1189-1190 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Howard Russell Butler papers, 1874-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.