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bMS 293

Second Society of Universalists (Cambridge, Mass.). Records (bMS 293): A Finding Aid

Andover-Harvard Theological Library


Harvard Divinity School

© 1979 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

Last update 2016 June 27

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 293
Title: Second Society of Universalists (Cambridge, Mass.) Records, 1825-1907
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: (3 Boxes)
Abstract: Church record book, 1836-1907; Society treasurer's books, 1825-1842, 1854-1885, 1891-1899; Ladies Social Circle record books, 1867-1899.

Processed by:

Elizabeth Ann Falsey, 1979.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Historical Note

The society was incorporated February 11, 1823, and the church was organized on January 1, 1836. In 1834 a hall in a building on the north side of Cambridge Street, between Third and Fourth Streets, was rented by the society; this became known as Berean Hall. The society purchased and remodeled it, and it was dedicated on December 5, 1843. In 1865, the society erected a new church building on the north side of Otis Street between Third and Fourth Streets. Around 1901, the society arranged with the Rev. George Waters Bicknell of the First Universalist Church in Cambridge to conduct services for the Second Society. On January 7, 1907, the society held their last meeting.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of a church record book, 1836-1907; society treasurer's books, 1825-1842, 1854-1885, 1891-1899; and Ladies Social Circle record books, 1867-1899.

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