Papers of Colonel Henry Jackson Butchart

Scope and Content

GB 231 MS 3052/1-5 Notes of English lectures delivered by Herbert J.C. Grierson (1866-1960), Aberdeen University, transcribed by Henry J. Butchart and A. Mennie, 1902-3.

GB 231 MS 3134 Small collection of papers of Colonel Henry Jackson Butchart, collected in the course of his duties as Quarter-Master General in Egypt and Europe, 1917 - 1918. The collection comprises, reports and instructional papers concerning campaigns, mainly in Palestine and Syria, 1917 - 1918; bundle of maps labelled Egypt and Palestine , with some manuscript notes, 1917 - 1918; bundle of European maps, with trench and other military details given, 1918.

  • MS 3052: 5volumes;
  • MS 3052: 5volumes;
  • MS 3134: 2 boxes

Administrative / Biographical History

Colonel Henry Jackson Butchart (1882 - 1971) was Secretary and then Law Agent at Aberdeen University, from 1920 - 1952. He was sent to Egypt with the Expeditionary Force in 1915, where his military offices included that of Quarter-Master General. A brief tribute, by Principal Wright, is contained in Aberdeen University Review, 44 (1972), 231 - 233.


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Acquisition Information

  • GB 231 MS 3134: deposited in the University in the 1960s, by Colonel Butchart. Accessioned in July 1983
  • GB 231 MS 3134: deposited in the University in the 1960s, by Colonel Butchart. Accessioned in July 1983
  • GB 231 MS 3052: gifted by B. Everitt in Aug 1980

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