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bMS 238

First Universalist Society (Brighton, Boston, Mass.) Records (bMS 238): A Finding Aid

Andover-Harvard Theological Library

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© 1978 The President and Fellows of Harvard College


Last update 2016 June 27

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 238.
Title: First Universalist Society (Brighton, Boston, Mass.). Records, 1858-1885
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: (1 Box)
Abstract: Society record book (1858-1885), including minutes; record book of the Church of the Redeemer (1866-1879), including membership records, notes on church history and meetings.

Processed by:

Elizabeth Ann Falsey, 1978

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Scope and Content

Society record book (1858-1885), including minutes; record book of the Church of the Redeemer (1866-1879), including membership records, notes on church history and meetings.

Historical Note

Universalists in Brighton organized to support Universalist preaching in 1857. Rev. Sumner Ellis was appointed to preach in 1858. Services were held in Union Hall. The parish was organized in 1860. The Church of the Redeemer was dedicated on August 7, 1861. The parish became defunct around 1888 , and its building was used by Unity Church (Unitarian) until 1905.

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