The Fred Robinson Butterfield Collection

Scope and Content

Three albums of negatives and prints of photographs taken by Mr Butterfield in the 1920s and 1930s. Most photographs show Yorkshire Dales scenery, a few including cyclists and other individuals. Places photographed include Airedale, Arncliffe, Aysgarth Falls, Eden Valley, Gordale, Grassington, Littondale, Malham, Swaledale. Wharfedale, Whitby and York.

Administrative / Biographical History

Fred Robinson Butterfield was born in 1905 in Keighley. He took up cycling and became the first Secretary of the newly formed Keighley Road Club. Later he became an honorary member. Photography was his other great interest. In World War 2, he served in the Far East with the Royal Air Force. He returned in 1946 to Farnhill. Mr Butterfield died in 1999.

Access Information

Available to researchers, by appointment. Access to archive material is subject to preservation requirements and must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr Butterfield's son, Irvine Butterfield, in 2006.

Archivist's Note

Described by Alison Cullingford.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of Special Collections staff, subject to copyright law and the condition of the originals. Applications for permission to make published use of any material should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian in the first instance. Copyright in these images has been transferred to the University of Bradford.

Related Material

Keighley Public Library: records and photographs of Keighley Road Club.Lancaster University: negatives and photographs of the Lake District.


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