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bMS 291

St. Paul's Universalist Church (Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.) Records (bMS 291): 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 291
Title: St. Paul's Universalist Church (Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.). Records, 1873-1938
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: (2 Boxes)
Abstract: Record books (1888-1928), including minutes; correspondence, reports, programs; church register (1888-1922), including lists of members, marriages, baptisms; pamphlet constitution of the Jamaica Plain Universalist Parish (1873).

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

Universalist services were first held in the meetinghouse of the Central Congregational Society on Greenough Avenue purchased by the Jamaica Plain Universalist Parish in1871. The church was organized on April 2, 1888. Land was acquired on Rockview Street in 1889, but a new church was not built until 1892. Services ceased in 1927. On January 16, 1928, at a called meeting of the members, the treasurer was instructed to execute a deed for the property to the Massachusetts Universalist Convention.

Ministers (with approximate dates)

Scope and Content

This collection consists of record books, 1888-1928, including minutes; correspondence, reports, programs; church register 1888-1922, including lists of members, marriages, baptisms; and a pamphlet constitution of the Jamaica Plain Universalist Parish, 1873.

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