Professor of English Literature, trained pianist, writer of scholarly reviews, poet, and generous philanthropist, Lafayette Butler donated over 2,500 volumes, and 6 linear feet of major Anglo-Irish manuscript collections to the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library. These materials were part of Mr. Butler's renowned Fountain Lawn Library which he made available to scholars in the United States and abroad. Bucknell University conferred the honorary Doctorate of Laws degree upon LaFayette L. Butler in 1962.    

Selected Listing:

The American [A Novel] by Henry James, Jr. Henry James. J. R. Osgood and Company, 1877.

The Casuarina Tree: Six Stories by W. S. Maugham. W. Somerset Maugham. W. Heinemann, 1926.

The Complete Works of Gaius Petronius: Done into English by Jack Linsay; with 100 Illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Arbiter Petronius. Privately printed for Rarity Press, 1932.

A Dictionary of the English Language . . . . Samuel Johnson. Printed by W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton, T. and T. Longman, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, A. Miller, and R. and J. Dodsley, 1755.

Far from the Madding Crowd. Thomas Hardy. Smith, Elder & Co., 1874.

The Island of Doctor Moreau. H. G. Wells. William Heinemann, 1896.

The Plough and the Stars: A Tragedy in Four Acts. Sean O'Casey. Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1926. 

Revolutionen by von Bernard Shaw. Bernard Shaw. S. Fischer, 1928.   

 
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