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Commercial Club of Boston (Mass.)



  • Existence: 1868    

Historical Note

The Commercial Club formally organized in 1868 as an annex to the Board of Trade. It later became an independent social organization: a men's club for Boston's leading businessmen. Sister clubs were formed in Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. Topics discussed included: the proposed Museum of Fine Arts, the telephone, the Cuban question, the labor question, Arctic explorations and the Panama Canal. By the early 1930's it had merged with the Merchant's Club of Boston.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Commercial Club of Boston records


Records documenting the Commercial Club of Boston, a social club for area businessmen in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Materials include correspondence, ephemera and artifacts from Club events, financial records, membership books, photographs, regular and executive committee meeting minutes, and lectures.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1866-1953; Majority of material found within 1874 - 1922