Forthian Club of Somerville (Mass.)

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The Forthian Club, a social, intellectual, and philanthropic organization, was founded by Emma Whitcomb in 1899 and disbanded in 1979. Its object was "to combine intellectual progress and social life." One meeting a year was devoted to each of the following: household economy, art, music, current events, history and literature. Other events were purely social or raised money for charity. A student loan fund, later combined with the scholarship fund, offered scholarships of $200 to promising seniors from Somerville High School. The Forthian Club was affiliated with the Massachusetts State Federation of Women's Clubs (1899) and the General Federation of Women's Clubs (1900).

From the description of Additional records, 1899-1979 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 526765088

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creatorOf Forthian Club of Somerville (Mass.). Additional records, 1899-1979 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Additional records, 1889-1979 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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associatedWith General Federation of Women's Clubs. corporateBody
associatedWith Hamlet, Bertha. person
associatedWith Massachusetts State Federation of Women's Clubs. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitcomb, Emma. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Somerville (Mass.)
Somerville (Mass.)-Social life and customs
Women--Societies and clubs

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Active 1899

Active 1979

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