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John D. Nutting Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-009

Scope and Contents

The John D. Nutting Collection contains the personal library and papers of Rev. John D. Nutting of Cleveland, Ohio. Rev. Nutting was a pastor, missions official, and missionary to Mormons. This collection includes pro and contra-Mormon material, some dating from the nineteenth century.

The collection is organized into eleven series: Biographical, Correspondence, Manuscripts, Maps, Newspapers and Articles (1877-1919), Anti-Mormon Pamphlets, Periodicals, Utah Gospel Mission, Nutting Family Materials, Secondary and Collection-related Materials.

Biographical materials relate to Nuttings time at Wheaton College, from which he graduated in 1870. His mother, Sarah, and his sister, Ruth, were on faculty in Art at Wheaton.

Correspondence is between Nutting and Mrs. France Carothers Blanchard. Charles Blanchard was an instructor of Nutting, and later president of Wheaton College. The correspondence dates from 1882-1883.

Manuscript material includes essays, bible lessons and notes and poetry.

A large portion of the collection is devoted to published material from newsclippings and articles to periodicals and anti-Mormon pamphlets. These materials date from 1877-1947.

Nutting ran the Utah Gospel Mission and its press in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dates

  • Created: 1830-2017
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1878-1927
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/1951

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The John D. Nutting Collection of Mormon literature, by terms of the gift, is open to inspection and use in the Special Collections only, and only to "properly identified persons."

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Extent

8 boxes

5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition

Gift

Method of Acquisition

In June 1951, Mrs. John D. Nutting of Cleveland, Ohio presented to Wheaton College the library of her late husband, the Reverend John D. Nutting. Rev. Nutting was a missionary to the Mormons and a mission official for more than forty years.

Related Materials

Utah Gospel Mission Collection - MS 255, Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University.

http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/ms/page44417.html

Other Descriptive Information

The John D. Nutting Collection contains the personal library of Rev. John D. Nutting of Cleveland, Ohio. Rev. Nutting was a pastor, missions official, and missionary to Mormons. This collection includes pro and contra-Mormon material from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Title
John D. Nutting Papers
Author
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Date
05/01/2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Buswell Library Special Collections Repository

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