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Frederick Alfred Buttrick. English hymn tunes, circa 1900s.

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Buttrick, Frederick Alfred.
Title: Frederick Alfred Buttrick. English hymn tunes, circa 1900s.
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 183
Extent: 0.1 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Abstract:Contains one handmade book of English hymn tunes.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Frederick Alfred Buttrick. English hymn tunes, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Karen L. Esterl, 1999.

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Biographical Note

Frederick Alfred Buttrick came to America in the early 1900s from his home in Epworth, England, where his father was parish organist. He settled in Atlanta and married Ellen Belk, a native Georgian. They had one daughter, Mary, who became an accomplished organist and played at Park Street Methodist Church in Atlanta and at First Methodist Church in Hapeville, Georgia. Mary married an Atlanta Methodist minister by the name of Denny C. Starnes. After the decease of all the Buttricks, their family home was left to the North Georgia Conference to be used as a home for retired ministers.

Scope and Content Note

When Frederick Alfred Buttrick left England for America, his father gave him a hand-made book of English hymn tunes. The volume is comprised of both original compositions by Buttrick’s father and traditional tunes.

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