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Summary Information

Creators
Buttz, Henry Anson (1835-1920)
Sitterly, Charles Fremont

Title and Dates
The Henry Anson Buttz and Charles Sitterly Collection, 1845-1963

Abstract
The Henry Anson Buttz and Charles Sitterly Collection contains books, photographs, and notes from both Buttz and Sitterly. Henry Anson Buttz served the longest term as President of Drew Theological Seminary from 1880-1912. Charles Sitterly was a Professor of Biblical literature and Exegesis of the English Bible and also married Buttz's daughter Julia.

Size
4 linear feet (5 boxes)

Location
Drew University Archives, Rose Memorial Library, Madison, New Jersey

Languages of Material
English, German, Greek

Biography of Henry Anson Buttz

Henry Anson Buttz (1835-1920) was the fourth president of Drew Theological Seminary, later Drew University . Buttz attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University ), where he attained an A.B. in 1858 and an M.A. in 1861. He preached at the Morristown Methodist church until he came to Drew in 1868, where he was soon named professor of Greek and New Testament exegesis. Buttz was one of "the Great Five" revered professors who led Drew for decades. Upon President Hurst's departure in 1880, Buttz was elected to the seminary's presidency. For thirty-two years, Buttz guided a superior faculty and an ever-growing student body. Although he resigned the presidency to a younger generation in 1912, Buttz continued as professor until 1918.

Biography of Charles Fremont Sitterly

Charles Fremont Sitterly began his career at Drew in 1892 as assistant to the president. He had completed a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1885 and pursued further study at Drew in 1886. In 1891, Sitterly married President Buttz's daughter, Julia, and he stayed at Drew as adjunct professor. In 1895, he was appointed full professorship in Biblical literature and Exegesis of the English Bible. Sitterly retired in 1935. Three years later he published a history of Drew titled The Building of Drew University.

Scope and Content Note

The Henry Anson Buttz and Charles Sitterly Collection contains material from both Buttz and Sitterly. Both were devoted Methodists and many of the books are Bibles and other religious texts. Both wrote textbooks about Greek manuscripts that were used for courses taught at Drew Theological Seminary.

Arrangement

The Henry Anson Buttz and Charles Sitterly Collection is arranged primarily by format and whenever possible, material relating to either man is grouped together.

Access and Use

Access
The Henry Anson Buttz and Charles Sitterly Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Drew University Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.

Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition
This collection was donated by the Jeremy and Phyllis Rogel family, grandchildren of Charles Sitterly and great-grandchildren of Henry Anson Buttz, upon the death of Kay, daughter of Charles and Julia Sitterly, in 2006.

Related Materials

Related Archival Materials
Drew University contains President's Office Records, Theological School Records, and Faculty Files. Copies of published books written by Henry Anson Buttz and Charles Fremont Sitterly are contained with in the Faculty/Alumni Publications Collection, located in the Drew University Archives. These titles are accessible through the Drew University Online Catalog: http://LibraryCat.drew.edu .

Processing and Other Information

Processing Information
This collection was processed by Cheryl Oestreicher, July 2006. Finding aid written by Cheryl Oestreicher in July 2006.

Descriptive Rules Used
This collection was processed using Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

Preferred Citation
Identification of item; Date (if noted); The Henry Anson Buttz and Charles Sitterly Collection, Box and Folder Number; University Archives, Drew University Library, Madison, New Jersey

Subject Headings

Drew University.
Fortnightly Club of Madison, New Jersey.
Greek Manuscripts.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.

Contents List

Box

Folder

Title

Date

1

1

Notes

1886, undated

1

2

Drew Theological Seminary Handbooks

1904-1910

1

3

Drew Theological Seminary Publication

1935

1

4

Charles Sitterly Notes

Undated

1

5

Charles and Julia Sitterly Texts

1887, 1910, 1942

1

6

Katherine Sitterly Correspondence

1964-1966

1

7

Charles Sitterly Photographs

Undated

1

8

Henry Anson Buttz Professorship

Undated

1

9

Henry Anson Buttz Photographs

Undated

1

10

Henry Anson Buttz Correspondence

1884

1

11

Stationery, Henry Anson Buttz and Charles Sitterly

Undated

1

12

Catalogue of the Cliosophic Society

1845

1

13

English Class Diary

1891-1894

1

14

Miscellaneous

1980, undated

1

15

Miscellaneous Photographs

Undated

2

1

Bookplates “Department of Biblical Literature, Drew Theological Seminary”

Undated

2

2

Charles Sitterly, Palestine Data Notes

1903

2

3

Epistle to the Romans in Greek, Henry A. Buttz, D.D. ( New York : Eaton & Mains) 2 copies

1876

2

4

Epistle to the Romans in Greek, Henry A. Buttz, D.D. ( New York : Eaton & Mains) 2 copies

1876

2

5

Epistle to the Romans in Greek, Henry A. Buttz, D.D. ( New York : Eaton & Mains), Manuscripts of the Greek Testament, Charles Sitterly New York : Eaton & Mains

1877, 1898

2

6-7

Manuscripts of the Greek Testament, Charles Sitterly New York: Eaton & Mains , 4 copies

1898

2

8

Thyme and Lavender, Drew Seminary for Young Women Vol. XX No. 2 Spring Number 1923, signed by Katherine Sitterly

1923

3

1

The “Bee Hive” Catalog

1887

3

2-5

Fortnightly Programs

1899-1963, undated

3

6

Postcards

Undated

3

7-9

Photographs

Undated

4

1-7

Photographs

Undated

Box 4

Henry Anson Buttz owned books

  • The Holy Bible, (New York: American Bible Society, 1868)
  • The Holy Bible, (New York: American Bible Society, 1867) [Felicia Buttz]
  • The 1911 Bible, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1911)
  • Charles Fremont Sitterly owned books
  • "The Epistles and Apocalypse of John, Revised Version.” 5 pamphlets
  • Manuscripts of the Greek Testament, (New York: Eaton & Mains, 1898)
  • Manuscripts of the Greek Testament, (unknown publisher and date)
  • The Modern Reader's Bible, ed. by Richard Moulton, (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1907)
  • The Four Gospels: Translated out of The Original Greek, (New York: American Bible Society, 1900)
  • The Book of Psalms, (New York: American Bible Society, 1903)
  • The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1881) [Julia Sitterly]
  • The New Testament: A New Translation, Reverend Professor James Moffatt, (New York: Hodder and Stoughton)

Other books

  • 1 5 ½ X 7 ½ leather photo album
  • The Temple Bible: The Johannine Books, ed. by Rev. Canon Benham, (London: JM Dent & Co., 1902)
  • The Temple Bible: An Introduction to the Study of the Scriptures, ed. by Lord Bishop of Ripon, (London: JM Dent & Co., 1902)
  • Letters on the Theology of the New Church signified by The New Jerusalem, Rev. J.H. Smithson, (Philadelphia: E. Claxton & Company, 1883)
  • The Modern Reader's Bible: The Judges, Richard G. Moulton, (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1897)
  • The Modern Reader's Bible: Deuteronomy, Richard G. Moulton, (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1897)
  • The Modern Reader's Bible: The Exodus, Richard G. Moulton, (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1897)
  • Die Bibel ober bie ganze Heilige Schrift, Dr. Martin Luthers, (Berlin: Britische und Vusländische Bibelgesillschaft, 1887)
  • Of the Imitation of Christ: Four Books, Thomas A. Kempis, (New York: James Pott & Co., 1886)
  • The Emphasized Gospel of John, Massachusetts Bible Society
  • The New Testament, (New York: American Bible Society, 1883) [2]
  • The Book of Job, (New York: American Bible Society, 1913)
  • The Gospel by Matthew, Wilbert W. White, (New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1909)
  • The Gospel According to St. John, (American Bible Society, 1910)
  • The Four Gospels: A New Translation, E.V. Reiu, (Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1953)
  • 2 Greek texts
  • Bible

Box 5

  • 6 scrapbooks/photo albums
    Charles Sitterly's doctoral hood

Oversize

  • Photographs
    Charles Fremont Sitterly's Doctoral Diploma

Last updated 8/7/2007 by Cheryl Oestreicher