COLLECTION GUIDES

1846-1999

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Thursday Evening Club (Boston, Mass.) 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 includes the records of the Thursday Evening Club, a men's club founded in Boston in 1846 to promote "social and scientific conversation." First called the "Warren Club" after one of its founders, John C. Warren, the club held bi-weekly Thursday meetings at the home of one of its members to listen to talks on a variety of subjects, at first scientific but later expanded to include literature, history, and other subjects. The records include loose and bound membership lists; announcements, lists, and summaries of meetings; correspondence; presidents' reports; manuscripts of original papers; historical reminiscences; and memorials delivered by members, including Moorfield Storey, James F. Rhodes, and Worthington C. Ford.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Thursday Evening Club, Dec. 1926, with periodic additions.

Restrictions on Access

The Thursday Evening Club (Boston, Mass.) 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

I. Loose papers

Carton 1SH 15EV A
Member lists/records, 1846-1979
Carton 1SH 15EV A
Lists of meetings, 1875-1968
Carton 1SH 15EV A
Invitations/meeting announcements, 1859-1963
Carton 1SH 15EV A
Dinner attendance lists, 1946-1974
Carton 1SH 15EV A
Correspondence, 1849-1932
Carton 2SH 15EW B
Correspondence, 1933-1976
Carton 2SH 15EW B
Original papers delivered, 1908-1920
Carton 2SH 15EW B
Minutes, agendas, etc., 1846-1875, 1941-1971
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Presidents' Reports, 1947-1963
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Treasurers' Reports, 1946-1959
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Bills, 1962-1966
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Historical reminiscences, 1896-1946
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Biographical information/Obituaries, 1864, 1935-1975
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Miscellaneous, 1861, 1908
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Misc. printed materials
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Additions, 1996-1999

II. Bound volumes

Carton 3SH 15EX C
List of members, n.d.
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Minutes, members, 1856-58
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Lists of members, 1869-71, 1884-91; meetings, 1864-98
Carton 3SH 15EX C
List of meetings, members, 1886-97
Carton 3SH 15EX C
List of meetings, members, 1886-98
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Members, Dec. 1887
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Members, 1887-88
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Members, 1893?
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Meetings, 1895-1913; members, 1901-13
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Members, 1908, 1910
Carton 3SH 15EX C
Meeting announcements, members, record of meetings, 1946-1955 (disbound)

Preferred Citation

Thursday Evening Club records, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Photographs Removed from the Collection

Photographs from this collection have been removed to the MHS Photo Archives.

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:

Bigelow, Erastus B. (Erastus Brigham), 1814-1879.
Bouve, Thomas.
Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893.
Curtis, Richard Cary, 1894-1951
Ernst, Harold Clarence, 1856-1922.
Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941.
Lyman, Theodore, 1833-1897.
Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927.
Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929.
Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856.
Warren, Jonathan Mason, 1811-1867.
Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897.

Organizations:

Warren Club (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects:

Boston (Mass.) Social life and customs.