Collection MS 282 - Irvine Butterfield Collection

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MS 282


Irvine Butterfield Collection


  • 1970s-2000s (Creation)

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Originally c 17 boxes and 18 folders of slides

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Biographical history

Irvine Butterfield was an environmentalist, hillwalker and author of several books about mountains and the outdoor environment who took a significant role in the running of organisations with such interests in Scotland.
In 1970 Butterfield co-founded the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, and was a founder member of the John Muir Trust, set up in 1983, He was a co-founder and first president of the Munro Society and was a part of the successful campaign to extend the Cairngorms National Park further into Perthshire. He became a director of the John Muir Trust and was the fourth person to be given its Lifetime Achievement Award

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Butterfield expressed a wish that the collection should go to the University Archives on his death and was held in the garages of fellow mountaineers Johne Burdin and Terry Isles

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35 mm photographic slides of mountain views, some video, film and cuttings (2010/383).
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Articles written by Butterfield for publications (eg Scottish Mountaineer), with slides used by him and possibly by the Scottish Mountaineering Club in other publications (2011/468); Folder of hand drawn maps by Irvine Butterfield originally intended to be included in his book, The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland (2011/441);


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Some material was deposited elsewhere: a dvd of slides of a drove from Skye to Crieff to Border Collie Rescue and to the Highland Livestock Heritage Society; some other material to the Mountain Bothy Association

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