COLLECTION GUIDES

1905-1936

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The George R. Nutter diaries 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.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the diaries of George R. Nutter, a prominent Boston attorney, kept from 1 Jan. 1905 - 30 Aug. 1936. The diaries, also used as scrapbooks, contain clippings, theater programs, and misc. letters and invitations, and describe Nutter's legal cases, and his extensive involvement in several organizations, including the Good Government Association, the Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the Boston Bar Association. Other topics include national, state, and local politics, in particular World War I; the Harvard University Class of 1885 of which he was a member; and the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis, Nutter's law partner, for the Supreme Court.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles R. Nutter, June 1942.

Restrictions on Access

The George R. Nutter diaries 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.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH 183R +Vol. 1
Diary, 1 Jan. 1905 - 30 Jan. 1907
Carton 1SH 183R +Vol. 2
Diary, 31 Jan. 1907 - 28 Apr. 1909
Carton 1SH 183R +Vol. 3
Diary, 29 Apr. 1909 - 1 Mar. 1911
Carton 1SH 183R +Vol. 4
Diary, 1 Mar. 1911 - 2 Oct. 1912
Carton 1SH 183R +Vol. 5
Diary, 3 Oct. 1912 - 11 Jun. 1914
Carton 1SH 183R +Vol. 6
Diary, 12 Jun. 1914 - 5 Jun. 1915
Carton 1SH 183R +Vol. 7
Diary, 6 Jun. 1915 - 29 Feb. 1916
Carton 1SH 183R +Vol. 8
Diary, 1 Mar. 1916 - 30 Nov. 1916
Carton 1ASH 183S %Vol. 9
Diary, 1 Dec. 1916 - 26 Sept. 1917
Carton 1ASH 183S %Vol. 10
Diary, 27 Sept. 1917 - 26 Oct. 1918
Carton 1ASH 183S %Vol. 11
Diary, 27 Oct. 1918 - 10 Jul. 1919
Carton 1ASH 183S %Vol. 12
Diary, 11 July 1919 - 14 May 1920
Carton 1ASH 183S %Vol. 13
Diary, 15 Mar. 1920 - 8 Apr. 1921
Carton 1ASH 183S %Vol. 14
Diary, 9 Apr. 1921 - 14 Dec. 1921
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 15
Diary, 15 Dec. 1921 - 16 Dec. 1922
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 16
Diary, 17 Dec. 1822 - 24 Feb. 1924
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 17
Diary, 25 Feb. 1924 - 7 Feb. 1925
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 18
Diary, 8 Feb. 1925 - 4 Feb. 1926
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 19
Diary, 5 Feb. 1926 - 23 Feb. 1927
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 20
Diary, 24 Feb. 1927 - 27 Feb. 1928
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 21
Diary, 28 Feb. 1928 - 16 Oct. 1928
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 22
Diary, 16 Oct. 1928 - 6 Feb. 1929
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 23
Diary, 7 Feb. 1929 - 31 Oct. 1929
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 24
Diary, 1 Nov. 1929 - 20 May 1930
Carton 2SH 1559 MVol. 25
Diary, 21 May 1930 - 20 Dec. 1930
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 26
Diary, 21 Dec. 1930 - 21 Jun. 1931
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 27
Diary, 22 Jun. 1931 - 7 Jan. 1932
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 28
Diary, 8 Jan. 1932 - 30 Jun. 1932
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 29
Diary, 1 July 1932 - 6 Mar. 1933
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 30
Diary, 7 Mar. 1933 - 18 Sept. 1933
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 31
Diary, 19 Sept. 1933 - 4 Dec. 1933
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 32
Diary, 5 Dec. 1933 - 6 Oct. 1934
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 33
Diary, 7 Oct. 1934 - 13 July 1935
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 34
Diary, 14 July 1935 - Mar. 31 1936
Carton 3SH 155A NVol. 35
Diary, 1 Apr. 1936 - 30 Aug. 1936

Preferred Citation

George R. Nutter diaries, 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:

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.

Organizations:

Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Boston Bar Association.
Good Government Association.
Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1885.

Subjects:

Lawyers--Diaries.
Lawyers--Massachusetts--Boston.
World War, 1914-1918--Public opinion.
Scrapbooks--1905-1936.
Boston (Mass.)--Politics and government.
Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs.
Massachusetts--Politics and government--1865-1950.
United States--Politics and government--1901-1953.
Diaries, 1905-1936.