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THE FOUNTAIN 

IN MEMORY OF 

Francis Davis Millet 
Archibald WiLLiNGHAM Butt 



THE FOUNTAIN 

IN MEMORY OF 

Francis Davis Millet 
Archibald Willingham Butt 



WASHINGTON 
1913 



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Francis Davis Millet 

1846- 1912 






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Archibald Willingham Butt 

1865 - 1912 



This letter was sent to personal friends of" 
Mr. Millet and Major Butt. 



THE WHITE HOUSE 

WASHINGTON 



M.W. 1912 

It has been suggested (.4nd tuis suggestion has the api'koval of the Presi- 
dent) THAT AN ENDriUNQ .MEMORIAL BE ERECTED ON PUBLIC GROUNDS IN WASHINGTON 
TO THE MEMORY OF .MAJOR ARCHIBALD W. BUTT AND Mr. FraNCIS D. .MiLLET. IT IS 
BELIEVED THAT THEY WERE THE ONLY OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO WENT DOWN 

WITH THE "Titanic." In addition, they had been close personal friends for 

YEARS. LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSE IN W.\SHINaTO.\. AND WERE COMPANIONS ON THEIR 
LAST VOYAGE. TOGETHER THEY GAVE UP THEIR LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE. AND IT 
SEEMS FITTING THAT A MEMORIAL BE ERECTED TO THEM JOINTLY. 

It is believed that a simple, dignified and ARTISTIC TABLET WOULD BE PREFER- 
ABLE TO A MORE ELABORATE MEMORIAL. AND IT SEEMS PECULIARLY APPROPRIATE TO 
PLACE TUIS TABLET ON PUBLIC GROUND IN THE VICINITY OF THE WHITE HoUSE. BECAUSE 

OF Major Butt's associations with the White House, and because of the pro- 
fessional SERVICES rendered BY Mr. MiLLET AS VlCE-CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL 

Commission of Fine Arts in the development of the Mall and the adjacent 
public grounds. 

It is proposed to erect the memorial with funds to be CO.NTRIBUTED BY PER- 
SONAL friends of M.uor Butt and Mr. Millet. The President has made the first 

CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUND. 

The EXACT form of memorial has not been determined upon. This will de- 
pend LARGELY UPON THE DECISION OF THE COMMISSION OF FiNE ARTS. WHO WILL HAVE 

charge of the design of the memorial. congress will be asked to permit the 
President to locate the memorial and to approve the design. 

Mr. Charles J. Bell, of the American Security and Trust Company. Wasu- 

INQTON. D. C WILL ACT AS TREASURER OF THE FUND. HE WILL SEND A RECEIPT FOR 
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS WHICH MAY BE FORWARDED DIRECTLY TO HIM. 

CHARLES D. HILLES 

Secretary to the President, 
spencer COSBV 

Colonel. U. S. Army. 

Committee. 



[public resolution — No 59.] 

[S. J. RES. 108.] 
JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ERECTION ON THE PUBLIC GROUNDS IN THE CITY 

OF Washington of a joint memorial to Major Archibald W. Butt 
AND Francis Davis Millet. 

RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED. That the Chief of 
Engineers. United States Army. be. and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
grant permission for the erection on public grounds of the United States in the 
CITY OF Washington, other than those of the Capitol, the Library of Congress, and 
the White House, of a jolnt memorial, of simple and artistic form, to Major 
Archibald W. Butt. United States Army, and Mr. Francis Davis Millet, vice- 
chairman of the Commission of Fine Arts, officers of the United States who 
perished in the TITANIC disaster; provided, that the site chosen and the 
design of the memorial shall be approved by the President of the United States 
UPON the advice of the Commission of Fine Arts, and that the United States 
shall be put to no expense in or by the erection of the said hehorial. 

Approved. August 24. 1912. 



MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN 

DESIGNED BY THOMAS HASTINGS 
BAS-RELIEFS BY DANIEL CHESTER FRENCH 

Mr. Hastings and Mr. French contributed tbeir services 




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THE FINE ARTS 




MILITARY VALOR 



THE MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN AS ERECTED 

The Fountain is situated south of the White House 
Grounds, at the northwest junction of the road around those 
grounds with the road around the Elupse. 



The following inscription is carved on the rim of the 

basin : 

In MEMORY OF Fkancis Davis Millet -1846 -1912 -and Archibald 
WiLLiNQHAM Butt -1865 -1912. This monument has been erected bt 

THEIR FRIENDS WITH THE SANCTION OP CONGRESS. 



CONTRIBUTORS TO THE MEMORIAL 



Addison. A. D. 
Adee. Alvey a. 

ALESniRE. J. B. 

Alqara. R. de Terreros. Don A. 
Alger, Frederick M. 
Andrew. A. Piatt 
Arciibold. John D. 
Armour. Allison \. 

Bacon. Henry 

Barrett. John 

Barry. Tho.mas H. 

Bates. Mrs. Caroline E. 

Beau.v. Cecilia 

Bell. Charles J. 

Bioelow. William Sturqis 

Bitter. Karl 

Bl.vck. William .M. 

Bl.\ir. Gist 

Bliss. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Jr. 

Blu.menthal. George 

Boring. William A. 

Boyle. John J. 

Bradley. Edson. 

Brantley. William G. 

Bristol. A. L. 

Bromw-ell, Charles S. 

BukNHAM. Daniel H. 

Butler. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry 

Butler. Howaiuj Russell 

Cabell. Dr. Julian .M. 

Cable. George W. 

Cadwalader. John L. 

Cammerer. Arno B. 

Cuts. W. L. 

Carpenter. Fred W. 

Chai'In. F. L. 

Clark. Champ 

Clayton. Powell. Jr. 

Cloman. Mr. and .Mrs. Sydney A. 

Coman. Charlotte B. 

Cook. Walter 

Cooper. Colin Campbell 

CoRBiN. Mrs. H. C. 

Cosby. Spencer 

cowles. w. c. 

Co.x. Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon 

Crim.mins. John D. 

Crozier William 

Curtis. James F. 



Davis. Cleland 
Day. Frank Miles 

D-AZY. ViCOMTE BENOIST 

de Bode. August. Baron 
DE Forest. Robert W. 
DE Qraffenried. Miss M. C. 
De Laney. M. a. 
Donaldson. John M. 
Downey. G. F. 

Eames. William S. 
Edwards. Clarence R. 
Edwards. Charles Gordon 
Ely. Theodore N. 
EusTis. William Corcoran 

Faison. S. L. 
Farragut. Loyall 
FoLTz. Fred S. 
Forbes. W. Cameron 
Freer. Charles L. 
Fre.n'ch. Daniel Chester 
Frick. Henry C. 

Gaff. Thomas Trueman 
Gardner. A. P. 
Gardner. Mrs. J. L. 
CiARNSEY. Elmer E. 
Gibbons. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. 
Gilbert. Cass 
Gaul. Gilbert 
Graxon. William Bailey 
Greble. E. F. J. 

Hackett. Chauncey 

Hale. Mr. and Mrs. Chandler 

Hale. Eugene 

Hall. Ernest 

Harris. H. T. B. 

Hastings. Thomas 

Hauge. Madame Christian 

Hay. Mrs. John 

Higginson. Henry L. 

HiLLES. C. D. 

Hitchcock. Frank H. 
HiTT. AVilliam V. 
Hopkins. .Vrchibald 
HoRTON. William E. 
Howland. Henry E. 
Hudson. J. L. 
Hughes. Chas. E. 
Hunt. Jim 



Innes. a. Mitchell 
IsHAM. Samuel 

James. Mrs. Julian 
Jennings. Hennen 
jusserand. j. j. 

KiBBEY. Bessie J. 
KiRBY, Thomas E. 

Lamar. Joseph R. 
Lathrop. Bryan 
Lee. Arthur 
Leiter. Mrs. L. Z. 
Lewis, Edwin J. Jr.. 
Lindsey. Mrs. H. C. 
Logan. Geo. Wood 
Long. Andrew Y. 
Low. Seth 
Low. Will H. 

MacVeagh. Franklin 

Mansfield. Howard 

Marburg, Theodore 

Marshall, Henry Rutgers 

iLvRSHALL. James Rush 

McCain. H. P. 

McCawley. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. 

McCoy. F. R. 

McClintock. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. 

McClung. Lee 

McFarland. J. Horace 

McKiM. Mrs. A. M. C. 

McKim. Margaret 

McKlNNEY. L. B. 

McLachlan. Jas. D. 

McMillan. Mrs. James 

Mead. W. Rutherford 

Melchers. G.\ri 

Meyer. George von L. 

Miles, Basil 

Miller, C. P. 

Mitchell. John G. 

MoLTKE. Count and Countess 

Moore. Charles 

Morris. Harrison S. 

Nagel. Charles 

New York Association for the Blind 

Norton. Charles D. 

O'Brien. Thomas J. 
Olmsted, Frederick Law 
OsBORN. William Church 



Parker. James 

Parsons. A. J. 

Percy. Eustace S. C. 

Pettus. H. L. 

Pinchot. Mrs. Mary E. 

Platt. Charles A. 

Porter. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kirke 

Rathdun. Richard 

Redmond. M. D. 

Rhoads. T. L. 

Ridgely. Mrs. William Barret 

RoBLNSON. Mrs. Douglas 

Santelmann. William H. 

Sellers. David Foote 

Shattuck. A. D. 

Shurtliff. R. M. 

Smith. Herbert Knox 

Stanley. D. S. 

Stevens. Gorham P. 

Stimson, Henry L. 

STUDENT'S Art Club. Tampa. Fla. 

Taft. Henry W. 
Taft, William H. 
Taylor, John R. M. 
Thompson. Robert AF. 
Tiffany. Louis C. 
Train. C. R. 

Ullman. Isaac M. 

Von Herwarth, H, W. 

Walcott. C. D. 
Walters. H. 
Ward. Henry H. 
Warren. Francis E. 
Watrous. Richard B. 
Weinman. Adolph A. 
Wendell. Evert Jansen 
Wetmore. Geo. Peabody 
Wheeler. Post 
White. Henry 
Whitehouse. Francis M. 

WiCKERSHAM. GEORGE W. 

Williams. John Sharp 
Wilmer. William H. 
WiNsiiip. Blanton 

WiNTlIROP. BeEKMAN 

wotherspoon. w. w. 
Anonymous Donors. Three 



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