COLLECTION GUIDES

1879-1991

Guide to the Collection

Restrictions on Access

The St. Botolph Club records 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.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the records of the St. Botolph Club, a gentlemen's social club founded in Boston in 1880. Records include histories, minutes, officers' correspondence, financial records, and materials documenting the art exhibits and cultural, social, and sporting events held at the club.

Historical Sketch

The St. Botolph Club was founded in Boston on 10 Jan. 1880 following the circulation of a letter sent to some three hundred prominent male citizens. Signed by Henry Cabot Lodge, Francis Parkman, the club's first president, Phillips Brooks, William Dean Howells, and seven others, the invitation proposed a club which would feature an art gallery with monthly exhibitions open to the public, a reading room, and rooms for general use. Its purpose, as noted in the club constitution, was established for the "promotion of social intercourse among authors, artists, and other gentlemen connected with or interested in literature and art."

Modeled after New York's Century Club, the newly founded club debated over its name, finally deciding on the St. Botolph, the patron saint of Boston (a corruption of St. Botolph's Town in Lincolnshire, England).

The organization's first quarters were located at 87 Boylston St. The club resided in two other locations, 2 Newbury St. (later 4 Newbury St.) and 115 Commonwealth Ave. before securing its current location, 199 Commonwealth Ave. in 1971.

In addition to social intercourse, the club offered its members a variety of activities. Sunday afternoons were reserved for concerts. "Smoke talks," lectures which surveyed politics, science, social issues, and the arts, began in 1883. Receptions were given for visiting notables, and art exhibitions were held for both member and non-member artists.

The club has displayed a variety of artistic mediums in its exhibitions including: Italian and French paintings, decorative arts, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. It also promoted the "new art" of its time and, as such, sponsored John Singer Sargent's first one-man show in America in 1888. Works by Claude Monet were displayed in 1892, 1895, and 1899. Monet's first show in the United States was held in February 1891 at the Union Club in New York. By 1900, the club had sponsored solo exhibitions of virtually every important American Impressionist of the era, including J. Alden Weir, John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Theodore Wendel, John L. Breck, Edmund Tarbell, Lilla C. Perry, and Mary Cassatt. The St. Botolph's support of Impressionism before the turn of the century constitutes its primary contribution to the history of art.

The St. Botolph Club continues as one of Boston's social clubs. Women were granted membership in 1990. The club maintains its mission of promoting the arts and literature in the city of Boston.

Sources

Curtis, Joseph Henry. St. Botolph Club: Its Birth and Early Club History. Boston : s.n., n.d.

Collection Description

The records of the St. Botolph Club, housed in 19 record cartons and 1 oversize carton, contain loose records and bound volumes documenting the history of the club from 1879-1991. The records have been divided into five series: Historical materials, Administrative records, Club activities, Clippings/scrapbooks, and Recordings.

The bulk of the collection consists of administrative records, both loose and bound, correspondence between club members and the officers of the club, printed material relating to member activities, and scrapbooks.

Throughout the history of the organization, record-keeping practices were inconsistent. As a result, similar types of records may be found in several locations. For example, financial information on the club can be found in both loose and bound minutes, financial records, and the scrapbooks. Researchers should give attention to series and subseries titles, loose and bound materials within those series, and the scrapbooks for the information needed.

There are periodic gaps throughout the collection. Most notable is the absence of minutes for the years 1972-1975. The scrapbooks end in 1974. There are also significant gaps within the exhibition lists.

Of interest to the researcher in this collection is the revelation of members' attitudes contained in the correspondence of 1880-1896 and the occasional letters included in the secretaries' records. The collection documents the history of an institution typical of the Boston gentlemen clubs of the past hundred or more years, yet unique among them. The records also reveal the members' attitudes on such different issues as temperance, qualification for membership, women in the club house, benefits for servants, patriotism during the First World War, and financial hardships in the Great Depression. Finally, the art exhibition catalogues, the concert programs, the lists of lecturers, and the members' poetry provide information not only about the artistic and literary history of Boston since 1880, but about individual artists, performers, writers, and lecturers.

NOTE: Indexes to the exhibitions, by date of exhibition and name of artist, are available in the MHS Library.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited at the Massachusetts Historical Society by the St. Botolph Club in 1991. Additional, unprocessed materials were deposited 17 Dec. 1997, 31 Mar. 1999, Mar. 2000, 2005, Aug. 2009, and July 2013. (More expected.)

Restrictions on Access

The St. Botolph Club records 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.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.

Restrictions on Use

The Massachusetts Historical Society does not claim ownership to the literary rights (copyright) to the St. Botolph Club records. The records are on deposit at the Massachusetts Historical Society from the St. Botolph Club. The Massachusetts Historical Society cannot give permission to publish or quote from documents by individuals for whom it does not hold copyright. Use of the collection does not imply permission to quote from or publish, all or in part, documents in the collection. It is the sole responsibility of the researcher to contact the Historical Society in writing to request permission to quote from or publish documents in this collection. The Historical Society will then forward the formal written request to the St. Botolph Club.

Photocopies are for personal use only. Personal use photocopies may not be donated or deposited in other libraries or archives, or made available to other researchers without the written permission of the donor.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Historical materials, 1900-1991

Arranged topically.

Series I contains various club histories and the original hand written club song by Arthur Macy. Historical information on St. Botolph, St. Botolph Church in England and St. Botolph Church in Boston is also included.

Carton 1SH 18CI +
Club histories, n.d., 1991.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Original handwritten club song, published version, 1900, 1991.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Letter H.B. Willis to St. Botolph Club; Origins of St. Botolph name, n.d., 1972, 1974.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Information on the St. Botolph church in England, 1914, 1953, 1955, 1969-1971, 1977.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Letter from the vicarage in Boston, Lincolnshire to Davenport, 21 May [1940].
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Photocopy letter: Sir Wm. Rothenstein to Rt. Hon. Hal Fisher, Dec. 1911.

II. Administrative records, 1879-1990

Arranged chronologically within each subseries.

Series II, Administrative records, is broken down into five subseries. Minutes, 1879-1989, if not specifically named, can include a variety of bodies such as: annual, executive, Board of Governors, special meeting, or committee minutes. Bound records include largely all transactions of the club in its earlier years. Within the bound records are financial reports, treasurer reports, and minutes from the bodies which governed the club.

The officers' correspondence, n.d., 1880-1963, primarily concerns routine membership matters such as nominations, letters of support for members and their nominees, attendance at club events, information pertaining to account balances, and resignations from the club. Although the contents of the letters pertain to routine matters, the letters do hold autographs from prominent individuals. See Select Name Index to this correspondence.

Most of the early financial records are contained within the bound volumes or scrapbooks; however, the financial records, n.d., 1890-1990, contain spotty, loose records until the mid 1970s. Occasional gaps also occur from then through 1990.

Included in the general administrative and member information, n.d., 1881-1989, are member lists, both printed and bound, visitor registration books and early address books. The miscellaneous section consists mostly of financial information and correspondence regarding the renovation of the kitchen and library at 199 Commonwealth Ave.

A. Minutes, 1879-1989

Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual reports, 1881, 1884.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Treasurer's report, 1883.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Minutes, 2 May 1922; 12 Jun. 1911.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual meeting, committee minutes, 1921.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Committee minutes, 1922-1923.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual meeting minutes, 1930-1935, 1939.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual meeting minutes, 24 Apr. 1940.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Executive and annual minutes, 1945-1947.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Executive minutes, Jan. 1948, Sept.-Dec. 1948.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Executive and annual minutes, 1949-1953.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Committee minutes, 1953.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual meeting, committee reports, 1954.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual and committee minutes, 1955-1956.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual meeting, treasurer, and committee reports, 1957-1960.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual meeting and committee reports, 1961.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual meeting, treasurer, and committee reports, 1962-1964.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Annual and committee minutes, 1965.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Minutes, Jan.-Mar. 1966.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Report of the Executive Committee, 1968-1970.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Minutes, 1971.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Board of Governors minutes, 17 Feb. 1976, 25 May 1976, 29 June 1976, 27 Jul. 1976, 19 Oct., 1976.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Board of Governors minutes, Jan.-Apr., 1977.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Board of Governors minutes, 1978.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Board of Governors minutes, 19 Apr. 1979, 8 Sep. 1979.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Board of Governors minutes, Mar. 1980, May 1980, Jul. 1980, Sep.-Nov., 1980.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Board of Governors minutes, 1981.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Board of Governors minutes, financial reports, 1982.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
Minutes, 1983-May 1989.

Bound records

Carton 1SH 18CI +
First record book, 1879-1880.
Carton 1SH 18CI +
15 Dec. 1879-30 Oct. 1886.
Carton 2SH 18CJ %
18 Nov. 1886-28 Dec. 1894.
Carton 2SH 18CJ %
29 Dec. 1894-28 Dec. 1901.
Carton 2SH 18CJ %
2 Jan. 1902-22 Dec. 1911.
Carton 2SH 18CJ %
22 Jan. 1912-28 Dec. 1917.
Carton 2SH 18CJ %
21 Jan. 1918-28 Jun. 1926.
Carton 3SH 18CK 0
9 Sep. 1926-21 May 1934.
Carton 3SH 18CK 0
26 Jun. 1934-28 Mar. 1941.
Carton 3SH 18CK 0
17 Mar. 1941-15 Mar. 1948.
Carton 3SH 18CK 0
31 Mar. 1948-31 Mar. 1953.

B. Officer correspondence, 1880-1963

See Select Name Index.

Carton 4SH 18CL 1
Officer correspondence, n.d., 1880-1898.
Carton 4SH 18CL 1
Letter, Alexander Graham Bell to S.B. Langley, 1899.
Carton 4SH 18CL 1
Officer correspondence, 1899-May 1922.
Carton 5SH 18CM 2
Officer correspondence, Jun. 1922-1941.
Carton 5SH 18CM 2
Officer correspondence, letter from Edward Hopper, 1958, 1963.
Carton 5SH 18CM 2
Officer correspondence (matted) n.d., 1880-1898.

Matted officer correspondence is restricted because of physical format. Use photocopies interfiled in officer correspondence, 1880-1898.

C. Financial records, 1890-1990

Carton 6SH 18CN 3
St. Botolph Club Foundation, 1983, 1990.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Trust declaration, 1967.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Special funds, 1923, 1958.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Art & Entertainment Fund, 1954-1971.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Curtis Black Fund, 1965.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Receipts, n.d., 1890-1907.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Treasurer's report, 1931-1933.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Balance sheet, 1933-1934.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Financial statements, 1973-1990.

D. General administrative records and member information, 1881-1990

Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Reservation lists, n.d., 1983-1989.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Member lists, n.d., 1881-1970.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Bound member listings, 1898, 1910, 1927, 1933, 1939.
Carton 6SH 18CN 3
Printed booklets, member listings, 1943, 1946, 1949, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1990.
Carton 7SH 18CP 5
Address book, 1886-1894.
Carton 7SH 18CP 5
Address book, ca. 1888.
Carton 7SH 18CP 5
Daily memorandum journals, 1967-1972.
Carton 8SH 18CQ 6
Visitor registration book, 1889-1897.
Carton 8SH 18CQ 6
Visitor registration book, 1898-1907.
Carton 8SH 18CQ 6
Visitor registration book, 1912-1916.
Carton 16SH 18CY E
Visitor registration book, 1917-1927.
Carton 16SH 18CY E
Visitor registration book, 1927-1948.
Carton 8SH 18CQ 6
Visitor registration book, Jul. 1953-May 1961.
Carton 8SH 18CQ 6
Visitor registration book, 3 May 1961-15 Jul. 1970.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Visitor registration book, 16 Jul. 1970-20 Apr. 1972.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Visitor registration book, Jun. 1973 -Dec. 1977.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Liquor inventory, 1963.
Carton OS 1
Liquor inventories, 1964, 1965, 1968.Stored onsite at Ms. N-2176.

E. Miscellaneous, 1890-1984

Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Signatures, n.d., 1890.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Wine list, n.d.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
House rules, 1921, 1928.

199 Commonwealth Avenue materials

Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Architectural history, 1899, 1914, 1929, 1975.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Correspondence, 1971.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Kitchen construction, receipts, bills, 1971.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Library refurbishing correspondence, 1984.

III. Club activities, 1882-1991

Arranged chronologically within each subseries.

Club activities are divided into three subseries: exhibition materials; announcements, events, notices; and miscellaneous.

Exhibition materials, n.d., 1882-1991, consist mostly of original loose catalogs of exhibitions held at the St. Botolph. Other catalogs and exhibition materials are located in Series IV, Clippings/Scrapbooks. From the information taken from several locations within the collection, an index has been created. Please note that programs, program tickets or annual minutes stating the years of the exhibitions are missing from the collection, so the index is incomplete. Indexes, both by date of exhibition and artist, can be found in Appendices B and C.

The majority of material within the subseries announcements, events, and notices, n.d., 1886-1990, are printed programs, tickets, and notices that identify the cultural, social, and sporting events at St. Botolph. On Nov. 8, 1984 the club held a dinner with Julia Child, the renowned chef. Promotional materials and correspondence with the artists in residence can also be found. Twelfth Night materials, consisting of programs, scripts, and musical scores, document this annual members' only club event.

Of interest in the third subseries, miscellaneous, n.d., 1907-1980, are poems written by members of St. Botolph honoring members of the club including Henry M. Goodrich. An ongoing record, 1959-1971, of members' cribbage scores is also included in this subseries.

A. Exhibition materials, 1882-1991

NOTE: Two indices, listing exhibitions by date and by artist, are available in the MHS Library.

Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Memorial exhibition sheet, n.d.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit catalogs, 1882.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit catalogs, 1886.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit catalogs, 1890-1891.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Monet exhibit catalog, 1892.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit catalogs, 1892-1894.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Monet exhibit catalog, 1895.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit catalogs, 1895-1898.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Monet exhibit catalog, 1899.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit catalogs, 1899-1900.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit materials, 1909, 1911, 1921.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit catalogs, 1939, 1947.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit materials, 1950, 1955-1959, 1964, 1966-1967.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibit materials, correspondence, 1972-1974.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Exhibition materials, 1980-1991.
Carton 9SH 18CR 7
Volume of portrait vouchers for exhibit of Jan. 3, 1905.

B. Announcements, events, notices: general, 1886-1990

Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Announcements, events, notices, n. d.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Promotional material, n.d.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Announcements, events, notices, 1886, 1894, 1900, 1922.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Announcements, events, notices, 1930-1933, 1940, 1948, 1954-1956.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Announcements, events, notices, 1963-1981.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Promotional materials, 1982-1985.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Program correspondence, 1982.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Announcements, events, notices, 1982.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Program correspondence, 1983.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Announcements, events, notices, 1983.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Program correspondence, announcements, etc., 1984.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Club night, J. Anthony Lukas, Sept. 1985.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Program correspondence, 1985.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Announcements, events, notices, 1985.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Program correspondence, 1986.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Promotional materials, 1986.
Carton 10SH 18CS 8
Announcements, events, notices, 1987.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Announcements, events, notices, 1988-1990.

Twelfth Night materials

Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Music, wassail songs, n.d., 1960.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Twelfth Night material, 1923.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"Alice in Botolph Land", 1932.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"The Last Member" by M.F. Weston, 1939.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"Birds at the South Pole" script, music, 1939, 1940, 1953.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Twelfth Night material, 1950-1952.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"Beyond the Behind or The Great Regression", working transcript, 1953.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"Beyond the Behind or The Great Regression", printed copy, 1953.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"Minimus Rex" or "A Bottle of Hay", 1955.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Script: "Sweet Charity or Fifty Million Decibels Can't Be Wrong", 1955.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Musical scores, 1955.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"The Deadly Arts", 1961.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Twelfth Night materials, 1962-1963, 1965, 1967-1968, 1974.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"The Case of the Saintly Sinners", 1976.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"The Prior's Tale", 1977.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"A Topical Revue", 1978.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Twelfth Night materials, 1979-1981.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"The Flotilla", 1982.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Twelfth Night materials, 1984.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
"The Fame of the Nose", 1987.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Twelfth Night materials, 1988.

C. Miscellaneous, 1907-1980

Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Members and their publications, n.d., 1944, 1980.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Letter, Gertrude G. Cabot to Dr. Weille, Sep. 14, 1945.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Dinners honoring individuals, 1917, 1938, 1939, 1957, 1961.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Poems written by club members for Henry M. Goodrich, n.d., 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Poems written by club members about St. Botolph Club, 1916-1930.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Poems by the Papyrus Club, 1907, 1917 (Papyrus Club founded by St. Botolph member, John Boyle O'Reilly).
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Club involvement in Interclub, 1959-1963.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Bound volume of Cribbage scores, 1971.

Printed materials, 1938-1976

Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Brodel, Max. Assisted by P.D. Malone, Stacy R. Guild, and S.J. Crow. Three Unpublished Drawings of the Anatomy of the Human Ear. Philadelphia and London: W.B. Saunders Co., 1938.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
The Guild of Boston Artists: Founded 1914. n.p., 1970.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Library Committee of the Corporation. A Letter from the Committee of the Association of New York to the Lord Mayor and Corporation of the City of London: 5th May, 1775. London: Donald Macbeth at the Historic House, 1976.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Lincoln Diocesan Magazine. Vol. LXVI, No. 1. Swanpool Court, Lincoln: Keyworth and Sons, Jan. 1950.
Carton 11SH 18CT 9
Seven and Eight Park Street: A Brief History of the Home of the Union Club of Boston, 1976. Boston: Thomas Todd Co., 1976.

IV. Clippings/scrapbooks, 1886-1974

Due to their poor physical condition, the original scrapbooks have been disbound, put into chronological order, and photocopied. Therefore, the original scrapbooks, located in cartons 12-15, are restricted. Users should use the photocopies in cartons 17-18. The scrapbooks contain a variety of materials including: programs, tickets, notices identifying club activities, financial and treasurer reports, annual and committee minutes. Much of this material overlaps with other series in the collection.

Also included are clippings of newspapers regarding club activities or members and their notable outside activities. These clippings, contained in one file folder in OS Carton 1, are in no particular order; however, the dates range from the 1950s through the 1970s.

A. Scrapbooks, 1886-1974

Disbound in chronological order.

Carton 12SH 18CU A
1886-1911, pp. 1-764.

Use photocopies.

Carton 13SH 18CV B
1912-1925, pp. 765-1261.

Use photocopies.

Carton 14SH 18CW C
1926-1950, pp. 1262-1750.

Use photocopies.

Carton 15SH 18CX D
1950-1974, pp. 1751-2293 .

Use photocopies.

Carton 15SH 18CX D
Addendum, 1949-1965.

Use photocopies.

Carton 17SH 18CZ F
Scrapbook photocopies, 1886-1925, pp. 1-1225.
Carton 18SH 18D1 P
Scrapbook photocopies, 1924-1974, pp. 1226-2214.
Carton 18SH 18D1 P
Scrapbook photocopies, addendum, 1949, 1950, pp. 2215-2225.
Carton 18SH 18D1 P
Scrapbook photocopies, addendum, 1949-1954, pp. 2251-2275.
Carton 18SH 18D1 P
Scrapbook photocopies, addendum, 1955-1965, pp. 2276-2293.

B. Newspaper clippings, 1950s-1970s

Carton OS 1
Stored onsite at Ms. N-2176.

V. Recordings, 1981-1986

Arranged chronologically.

This series contains programs recorded at the club consisting of 82 cassettes and two reel-to-reel tapes, some of which are not identified. The programs that have been identified are listed by date, program, box and the number of copies available.

A. Cassettes

Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
10 Dec. 1981, St. Botolph Club Foundation Award (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
21 May 1982, Dance: George Poor & Orchestra, Roy Lawson on clarinet.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
6 Nov. 1982, Trio Group.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
6 Jan. 1983, Twelfth Night at St. Botolph Club.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
3 Feb. 1983, Mark Westcott, piano.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
3 Mar. 1983, Peter Davison, reading.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
7 Apr. 1983, St. Germain Trio.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
9-10 Jun. 1983, George Poor and his Botolph Blue Blowers with Roy Lawson.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
19 Nov. 1983, Carmen Ulemonsky.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
8 Dec. 1983, Richard Wilbur, 20th St. Botolph Club Foundation Award.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
26 Jan. 1984, Robert Manning "Ramblings" (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
27 Sept. 1984, Gershwin, Kern & Porter, Armstrong, Stepner & Jeppesen.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
11 Oct. 1984, Jazz Piano I, Winter, Youngren (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
1 Nov. 1984, Robert Campbell, architect (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
8 Nov. 1984, Julia Child (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
29 Nov. 1984, Peter Davison, poet (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
6 Dec. 1984, Foundation Annual Award (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
18 Dec. 1984, Boston Boy Choir (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
17 Jan. 1985, Panel discussion, Manning, Harsch, Roche, McKibben.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
7 Feb. 1985, Henry Steele Commager, historian (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
21 Feb. 1985, "Puttin' on the Ritz" (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
7 Mar. 1985, NEC Broadway Singers (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
13 Mar. 1985, Beacon Chamber Soloists (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
28 Mar. 1985, American Reed Trio (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
11 Apr. 1985, Jazz Piano II, Winter, LaPorta, Youngren.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
25 Apr. 1985, NEC Chamber Singers, with Lorna Cooke deVaron (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
21 May 1985, Roman Totenberg, violin with Myron Romanul, piano (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
18 Sep. 1985, J. Anthony Lukas (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
31 Oct. 1985, Marcus Thompson with David Deveau (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
13 Nov. 1985, David Hagan (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
10 Dec. 1985, New England Sings: Christmas Concert (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
18 Dec. 1985, Boston Boy Choir.
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
19 Dec. 1985, 22nd Annual Foundation Arts Award, Harold Wright (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
1 Jan. 1986, M.R. Montgomery (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
14 Mar. 1986, American Reed Trio (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
1 May 1986, NEC Chamber Singers (2 copies).
Carton 19SH 18D2 Q
4 Sep. 1986, Rick Manning (2 copies).

B. Reel-to-reel tapes (Unidentified, n.d.) (2 copies)

Carton 19SH 18D2 Q

Select Name Index to Officers' Correspondence

Abbott, Lyman n.d.
4 Mar. 1901
Adams, Charles Frances, 2nd, in J. F. Andrew 11 Nov. 1880
Adams, John Quincy 1 Oct. 1881
Aldrich, Nelson 24 Sept. 1940
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey 19 Dec. 1883
21 May 1892
28 Aug. 1893
Ames, James Barr 4 May 1885
Amory, Frederic 1886
26 Apr. 1886
Andrew, J. F. 11 Nov. 1880
Anthony, A. V. S. n.d.
[1881]
[1884]
20 Sept, [Dec.] 1884
[1885]
Nov. 1885
4 Jan. 1886
Atkinson, Edward 14 Oct. 1881
4 Mar. 1897
Bartlett, T. H. n.d.
22 May 1880
Bartol, Elizabeth 22 Feb. 1881
Bowditch, Ernestus William 1 Mar. 1884
Bowditch, Alfred 6 Dec. 1888
Briggs, Lloyd Vernon, in L. C. Briggs form for proposal 24 Nov. 1930
Brimmer, Martin 19 Mar, 20 Mar. 1895
28 Apr. 1906
Brooks, Phillips 30 Nov. 1881
Brown, J. Appleton 4 Oct., 14 Oct., 19 Oct. 1881
1884
Cabot, Edward C. 24 May 1880
19 Jan., 3 Feb. 1881
30 Apr. 1895
Clark, Charles Hopkins 17 Oct. 1898
Cole, J. Foxcroft 17 Apr. 1890
Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson 5 May 1892
29 Jan. 1896
Crowninshield, Benjamin W. 7 Jan., 30 Sept. 1884
20 Mar. 1890
Crowninshield, Caspar 6 Feb. 1883
Crowninshield, Frederic 17 Oct. 1881
Darrow, Whitney 28 May 1940
Deane, Charles 1 Jan. 1883
Dodge, Theodore Aryault 6 Oct., 5 Dec., 8 Dec. 1883
8 July 1893
Dyer, Louis 13 Jan. 1885
Eliot, Samuel 30 Nov. 1881
Fessenden, Reginald A. 11 Oct. 1929
Foote, Arthur n.d.
in Fabien Sevitzky form for proposal, 20 Feb. 1935
French, Daniel Chester 21 Oct. 1881
5 Jan. 1885
5 Jan. 1889
Frothingham, Octavius Brooks 10 Oct. 1883
Gaston, William 5 Jan. 1893
Gaugengigl, I. M. 11 May 1880
Gilman, Arthur 2 Nov., 28 Dec. 1880
7 Feb. 1882
Grant, Robert 21 Dec. 1882
Green, Samuel A. 3 Jan. 1889
4 Jan. 1893
5 June 1908
Greenslet, Ferris 7 Feb., 13 Dec., 23 Dec. 1922
24 Jan. 1940
Guerin, Jules 12 Jan. 1907
Gurney, Ephraim W. 2 Mar. 1881
Hale, Edward Everett Feb. 1880
19 Feb. 1880
Hale, Philip 7 May 1893
Hale, Philip L. 19 Jan. 1923
Hassam, Childe 3 Dec. 1896
Higginson, Francis Lee 31 July 1891
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 16 Dec. 1883
Hoar, Ebenezer R. 16 May 1892
Hoar, George F. 4 Jan. 1882
Hopper, Edward 27 May 1963
Houghton, Henry O. 4 Jan. 1881
Hovey, William A. 25 May 1880
Howells, William Dean 19 Sept., 31 Oct. 1884
29 Mar. 1885
5 Jan. 1886
King, Stanley, in C. J. Prescott form for proposal 30 Jan. 1935
La Farge, John. n.d.
Lane, George M. 2 Jan., 13 Jan. 1882
Lang, Benjamin J. n.d.
14 Jan., Apr., (printed), 11 Apr. 1881
Langley, Samuel P. 19 Aug. 1893
Lawrence, William 5 Nov. 1881
Lee, Henry 16 May 1892
Lincoln, Solomon 16/17 Feb. 1880
28 Oct. 1901
Lodge, Henry Cabot 1 Oct. 1885
Long, John D. 28 Dec. 1882
Longfellow, A. W., Jr. 2 Mar. 1897
Longfellow, Ernest W. 13 Dec. 1881
Longfellow, W. P. P. 19 Apr. 1880
29 Nov. 1882
Lovering, William C. 10 Nov. 1893
12 Feb., 25 Sept. 1895
Lowell, Abbott Lawrence 28 Sept. 1940
Lowell, Percival 22 Jan. 1895
Mansbridge, Albert 5 Feb. 1922
Matthews, Nathan, Jr. 7 June 1902
McKim, Charles F. 5 Aug. 1893
Mifflin, George 30 Nov. 1881
Millett, F. D. 6 Jan. 1881
Minot, Charles Sedgwick Oct. 1880
Minot, Lawrence 8 Feb. 1899
Minot, William, Jr. 17 Mar. 1881
8 Mar. 1886
Mitchell, Silas Weir 9 Feb. 1882
Mitchell, Stewart 4 Nov. 1939
Morse, John T. 27 Apr., 31 Oct. 1881
28 Nov. 1884
Newcomb, Simon 16 Mar. 1907
Norton, Charles Eliot 8 Oct. 1881
25 Mar. 1895
O'Reilly, John Boyle 29 Sept. 1880
Osgood, James R. 29 Apr. 1881
18 Sept., 28 Sept. 1884
26 Dec. 1885
Paine, Ralph D. 10 Apr. 1922
Paine, Robert Treat, II n.d.
Parkman, Francis, in F. H. Smith 21 Dec. 1880
Parsons, Alfred n.d.
24 Mar. 1893
Peabody, Francis G. 31 Dec. 1881
Pyle, Howard 23 Mar. 1906
Quincy, Josiah P. 26 Dec. 1883
Reid, Robert 26 Oct. 1901
[1908-1911]
Reid, Whitelaw 5 May 1892
Rideing, William Henry 26 May 1884
20 Feb. 1893
Robinson, Edward 23 Feb., 21 Oct., 25 Oct. 1886
Roche, James Jeffrey 19 Jan., 10 Feb. 1894
Ropes, John C. 19 Jan., 10 Feb. 1894
Rotch, A. Lawrence 15 Dec. 1905
Rotch, Arthur 22 Dec. 1880
Saltonstall, Leverett 21 Dec. 1882
Sedgwick, William Thompson 6 Feb 1885
7 Dec. 1902
Shattuck, Frederick C. 21 Nov. 1880
Storey, Moorfield 26 Nov. 1886
24 Jan. 1887
Sturgis, Russell 9 Oct. 1896
16 Jan. 1904
14 July 1908
Tarbell, Edmund C. 7 Oct. 1895
Taylor, Francis Henry 28 Mar. 1940
Towne, Charles Hanson 4 Mar. 1941
Trowbridge, John 11 Apr. 1892
Vaillant, George C. [1931]
19 Oct. 1931
Vinton, Frederic P. 29 Apr. 1881
Walcott, John C. 1 May, 9 May 1940
Waterman, Marcus 7 May 1880
Watson, William 20 Feb. 1885
White, John Williams 21 Oct. 1940
White, Paul Dudley 11 Oct. 1940
Wigglesworth, Edward 27 Dec. 1881
Winsor, Justin 6 Apr. 1892
Winthrop, Robert C. 7 Jan. 1882
9 Mar. 1892
28 Nov. 1895
Wolcott, Roger 23 Dec. 1886
4 Mar. 1899

Exhibition Indices

Two indices, listing exhibitions by date and by artist, are available in the MHS Library.

Photographs Removed from the Collection

The following photographs were removed from the collection to the MHS Photo Archives and are stored with oversize photographs.

Photo album showing the interior and exterior, and floor plans of the St. Botolph Club, 199 Commonwealth Avenue. 28 black and white and 4 color photographs.

1 color photograph of a prayer from the St. Botolph church, Boston, England.

13 albumen photographs of William Morris Hunt's paintings that were exhibited at the St. Botolph Club.

15 8x10 black and white photographs and 13 5x7 black and white negatives of an unidentified painting exhibition.

2 black and white photographs and 1 photogravure of Francis Parkman.

13 photographs of unidentified people.

2 unidentified photographs of architectural details, one might be the St. Botolph Club, 199 Commonwealth, the other 115 Commonwealth.

4 black and white photographs of a church in Boston (Lincolnshire), England. By C. V. Clark.

2 black and white photographs of Boston (Lincolnshire), England. 1) A street view [Bargate]. 2) A harbor view.

13 Miscellaneous views of Lincolnshire, England.

2 color photographs of George Sagendarph, in Florida.

1 black and white photograph of Joseph R. DeCamp, artist.

2 black and white photographs showing the interior of [St. Botolph's Church, Lancashire, taken in 1953].

1 8x10 black and white photograph of [Roy Lamson?] playing a clarinet at the St. Botolph Club, n.d.

5 unidentified black and white photographs.

2 8x10 black and white photographs of Christopher O'Riley, pianist.

3 8x10 black and white photographs of Elizabeth Parcells, soprano.

1 8x10 black and white photograph of the Harvard Glee Club, December 16, at 6:30 [1980s].

Preferred Citation

St. Botolph 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.

Subjects:

Art--Exhibitions.
Art, American--Exhibitions.
Art history--Sources.
Artists--Massachusetts--Boston.
Exhibitions--Massachusetts--Boston.
Men--Societies and clubs.
Clubs--Massachusetts--Boston.
Scrapbooks--1886-1974.