Commercial Club of Boston (Mass.)

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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.

From the description of Commercial Club of Boston Records, 1874-1933, (bulk 1880-1916). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 36124401

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creatorOf Commercial Club of Boston (Mass.). Commercial Club of Boston Records, 1874-1933, (bulk 1880-1916). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
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associatedWith Commercial Club of Chicago. corporateBody
associatedWith Commercial Club of Cincinnati. corporateBody
associatedWith Commercial Club of St. Louis. corporateBody
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878. person
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
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Boston (Mass.)
United States
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Active 1874

Active 1933



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