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Lillian Butler Davey Collection Edit


Finding Aid Author
Ashley Aberg
Finding Aid Date
November 23, 2022
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Finding Aid Note
Part of the Manuscript Collections, Greenwich Historical Society Contact: Christopher Shields, Curator of Library and Archives 47 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT 06807 United Stated


  • 1954-1980 (Creation)


  • .5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 Legal size document box.



  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no conditions governing access to this material.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into a single series: Seabury House Related Materials

  • Biographical / Historical

    Lillian Butler Davey was a long time Greenwich resident devoted to the community. A board member of the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club for over a decade, she was well known in the community for having strong convictions and a firm dedication to chartiy. She is the namesake of the Lillian Butler Davey foundation, which distributes grants to community programs and provides scholarship awards to Greenwich High School students in several writing categories.

    Lillian was very closely involved in the community's efforts to ensure that the Seabury House, part of a Great Estate called The Orchards, was not sold to developers. This was a cause that she dedicated herself to with a passion and one that was ultimately successful.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection is a single series comprised of materials relating to Lillian's essay to argue against the sale of Seabury House to developers. It is comprised mostly of handwritten research notes, along with her collected research materials, two copies of Nutmegger Magazine referencing Lillian Butler Davey and Seabury House, and one copy of the Town Plan for the Elderly 1979-1980.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], The Lillian Butler Davis Collection, Greenwich Historical Society.