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John H. Buckberrough Notebooks

Identifier: 1998-18
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...
Dates: 1926 - 1955

Edmund William Pratt Papers

Identifier: 2001-11
Abstract Edmund William Pratt was the grandson of Henry Wood and Clara Gagnier Booth, the son of Adeline Clara Louise Booth and William Austin Pratt. The Pratts were a well-established Detroit family long before the Booth family arrived in the 1880’s. Cranbrook quickly became a part of young Edmund’s life and his family made frequest excursions from Detroit to Bloomfield Hills, spending much of his childhood and adolescence on the Cranbrook grounds. Pratt became an illuminating engineer for Detroit...
Dates: 1947 - 1997