COLLECTION GUIDES

1893-1931

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Mayflower Club records, except for oversize materials, are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the records, 1893-1931, of the Mayflower Club of Boston, Mass., a private women's club founded in 1893 to provide a place in a central location in Boston where members could find comfortable rooms, a place for reading and writing, and a restaurant for lunch.

Collection Description

The Mayflower Club of Boston, Mass. was a private women's club founded in 1893 to provide a place in a central location in Boston where members could find comfortable rooms, a place for reading and writing, and a restaurant for lunch.

The club's records, 1893-1931, include correspondence with other clubs and regarding notifications, resignations, and nominations for membership; papers related to the leasing and upkeep of the facilities; reports of the secretary, Board of Government, and President; membership lists and records; printed leaflets of officers and rules; a visitors' sign-in book (1895); and records related to the club's incorporation in 1924.

Corresponding officers of the club include Jennie L. Motley, Lucy Lowell, Katharine P. Loring, and Elizabeth Cabot. Among the individuals with single letters in the collection are Helen H. Taft, Edward E. Hale, Charles W. Eliot, Frederick H. Gillett, and Lois L. Howe.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Mayflower Club, June 1933.

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Mayflower Club records, except for oversize materials, are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH 155E R
Records, 1893-1911
Carton 2SH 155F S
Records, 1912-1931
Carton 2SH 155F S
Membership records, 1893-1931
Carton 3SH 155G T
Meeting reports, 1893-1901
Carton 3SH 155G T
Address book, 1893-1894
Carton 3SH 155G T
Visitors book, 1895
Carton 3SH 155G T
Meeting reports, 1893-1899
Carton 3SH 155G T
Board of Government records, 1900-1901
Carton 3SH 155G T
Meeting reports, 1901
Carton 3SH 155G T
Meeting reports, 1902-1908
Carton 4SH 155H U
List of members, Oct. 1905
Carton 4SH 155H U
Board of Government records, 1909-1915
Carton 4SH 155H U
Board of Government records, 1916-1925
Carton 4SH 155H U
Members, 1900-1902
Carton 4SH 155H U
Librarians book, 1908
Carton 4SH 155H U
Corporate records
Carton 4SH 155H U
Members, 1897-1925
Carton 4SH 155H U
Board of Government records, 1926-1931

Oversize Materials

STORED ONSITE at Ms. N-538 (oversize)

Blueprints

1 oversize folder

Preferred Citation

Mayflower Club records, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Cabot, Elizabeth.
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926.
Gillett, Frederick Huntington, 1851-1935.
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909.
Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964.
Loring, Katharine Peabody, b. 1849.
Lowell, Lucy.
Motley, Jennie L.
Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943.

Subjects:

Women--Societies and clubs.
Clubs--Massachusetts--Boston.
Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs.