|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Couper, Butler King, 1906-1993.|
|Title:||Butler King Couper, Jr. papers and military uniforms|
|Extent:||7.0 cubic feet (4 boxes, loose items)|
Butler King Couper, Jr. was born on 1 January 1906 in Spartanburg, South Carolina and was the son of Butler King Couper (1851-1913) and Emma Josephine Sibley (1867-1957). Couper served in the naval reserve during World War II, and remained active in the United States Navy until his retirement in 1972. Couper was also a noted oceanographer and made one of the deepest dives to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. He died on 18 April 1993 in Tryon, North Carolina and is buried in Cottage Cemetery in Augusta, Georgia.
This collection contains the correspondence, photographs, maps, military orders, magazine, clippings, certificates, and military uniforms of Butler King Couper, Jr. during his naval career from 1924 to 1972.
This collection is arranged into 4 boxes and loose items:
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