Charles S. Nutter

NUTTER, Charles Sumner.  b. Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, 19 September 1842; d. Melrose, Massachusetts, 2 August 1928.  Charles Nutter and Wilber Fisk Tillett* (1854-1936) wrote The Hymns and Hymn Writers of The Church, an Annotated Edition of The Methodist Hymnal (New York and Cincinnati: The Methodist Book Concern, 1911).  Nutter was an avid collector of hymnological materials, and his collection together with that of Frank Metcalf (1765-1945) total more than 2500 volumes, comprising the core of the hymnological resources in the Boston University School of Theology Library, hymnological collections*. Charles Nutter’s father, Jacob Nutter (1808-1876) was a farmer of English descent, and his...

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