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Noble Chase Butler correspondence and papers

Label
Noble Chase Butler correspondence and papers, 1820-1933
Title
Noble Chase Butler correspondence and papers
Inclusive dates
1820-1933
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collection consists primarily of letters to Butler from the period 1870-1933. There are a number of letters from Walter Q. Gresham, his law partner, on political and legal affairs. A large portion of the remaining correspondence is family letters, including letters from his son, Noble Butler, Jr. while a student at Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute (1898) and from his daughters in Oberlin, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Summit, New Jersey. There are also letters regarding the mental illness of his son John (1907). Also included are a small number of Butler family legal documents and letters (1820-1869) and receipts for Butler family purchases, principally in Indianapolis (1880-1900). The collection is organized chronologically
Biographical or historical data
Noble Chase Butler was born in Salem, Indiana on February 21, 1844. His parents were John H. and Mary Chase Butler. He attended Hanover College for three years. While in his junior year in 1863, Butler enlisted in Company H of the 93rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry and fought in the Civil War. When discharged in 1865, Butler began studying law at his father's Salem law office. He also attended the University of Louisville law school. Butler continued his studies in New Albany at the law firm of his father and Walter Q. Gresham. He became a partner in the firm when he was admitted to the bar and remained there until 1867. He was then named registrar of bankruptcy in New Albany on the nomination and recommendation of Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. On May 27, 1868, he married Anne Browning of Lexington. They had six children including Alice, Anne, Florence, John and Noble, Jr. Butler practiced law in New Albany until 1879 when he was called to Indianapolis to serve as clerk of the U.S. District Circuit Courts. When the Circuit Court was abolished in 1912, he continued as clerk of the District Court. From 1902 to 1928, Butler lectured at the Indiana law school and was widely known for his skill as an orator and writer of essays. He contributed regularly to newspapers, legal publications, and magazines. Butler was one of the incorporators of the National Red Cross Society. The Indiana branch of the society, the American Red Cross, was organized in the library of his home. After five years of poor health, Noble Chase Butler died on October 7, 1933.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1844-1933
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Butler, Noble Chase
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  • Butler family
  • Butler, Noble Chase
  • Gresham, Walter Quintin
  • Lawyers
  • New Albany (Ind.)
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
Label
Noble Chase Butler correspondence and papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/120
Instantiates
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552300
Extent
2 manuscript boxes
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211626
  • (OCoLC)247211626
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.
Label
Noble Chase Butler correspondence and papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/120
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552300
Extent
2 manuscript boxes
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211626
  • (OCoLC)247211626
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

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