Music of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth

Scope and Content

Butterworth's autograph music, the majority of which was published.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth (1885-1916) was a composer and folk song collector. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library in 1946 and 1964.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

MSS. Mus. c. 301-6 were kept at the Faculty of Music, 1946-64.