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John H. Buckberrough Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-18

Collection Scope

This collection contains ten original notebooks and one folder of employment records.

Dates

  • 1926 - 1955

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

John H. Buckberrough was born in England and emigrated to the U.S. as a young man. Prior to working at Cranbrook, he worked from 1908-1918 at the Detroit Edison Co. as engineer and draftsman, and as a teller for the First State Savings Bank, from 1918-1927. His employment in the Cranbrook Architectural Office as civil engineer, was from 1927 until 1955. He died in Sept. 1955.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 MS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

John H. Buckberrough was born in England and emigrated to the U.S. as a young man. Prior to working at Cranbrook, he worked from 1908-1918 at the Detroit Edison Co. as engineer and draftsman, and as a teller for the First State Savings Bank, from 1918-1927. His employment in the Cranbrook Architectural Office as civil engineer, was from 1927 until 1955. He died in Sept. 1955. The collection consists of Buckberrough’s 10 field notebooks filled with drawings and notations. Types of information found in the notebooks include: descriptions and diagrams of property at Cranbrook, heating and plumbing data for Cranbrook buildings, data on Cranbrook roads and lakes, drawings of pump houses, sidewalks, lighting layouts, virtually anything having to do with utilities on the Cranbrook campus. There is also one folder with Buckberrough’s employment record at Cranbrook, some notations about electrical and water service at Cranbrook from 1937, and an index to vol. 1 of the notebooks.

Arrangement

The notebooks are arranged in original (chronological) order.

Acquisition

Unidentified donor.

Related Materials

Cranbrook Architectural Office Records (1989-01)

Cranbrook Foundation Office Records (1981-05)

Richard P. Raseman Papers (1979-03)

Henry S. Booth Papers (1982-05)

George G. Booth Papers (1981-01)

Cranbrook Archives Architectural Drawings Colleciton

Processing History

Cheri Y. Gay, 2012.
Title
Guide to the John H. Buckberrough Notebooks
Status
Completed
Author
Cheri Y. Gay
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository

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