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bMS 258

First Universalist Society (Cambridge, Mass.) Records (bMS 258): 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 258
Title: First Universalist Society (Cambridge, Mass.). Records, 1821-1958
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: 2 Feet (7 Boxes)
Abstract: Society records and correspondence, including membership lists and minutes, 1821-1923; Church records, including membership records, 1825-1944, lists of baptisms, 1830-1950, marriages, 1939-1950, and deaths, 1939-1950; minutes and records of services, 1827-1953; financial records, 1826-1958; Sunday School records, 1838-1944; Literary and Social Union records, 1869-1887; scrapbook material, including programs, clippings, orders of service; photographs of church building and members.

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.

Historical note

The First Universalist Society in Cambridge was incorporated February 9, 1822, and its meeting house at the corner of Main Street and Front Street (later called Massachusetts Avenue) was dedicated December 18, 1822. The church was organized June 19, 1827. In 1888, the meeting house was moved to its present location on Inman Street. The Society was dissolved on May 14, 1958.

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Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Content

This collection consists of society records and correspondence, including membership lists and minutes, 1821-1923; church records, including membership records, 1825-1944, lists of baptisms, 1830-1950, marriages, 1939-1950, and deaths, 1939-1950; minutes and records of services, 1827-1953; financial records, 1826-1958; Sunday School records, 1838-1944; Literary and Social Union records, 1869-1887; scrapbook material, including programs, clippings, orders of service; and photographs of the church building and members.

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 459 and bMS 559.

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