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bMS 295

First Universalist Society of Roxbury (Mass.) Records: A Finding Aid

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 295
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: First Universalist Society of Roxbury (Mass.).
Title: First Universalist Society of Roxbury (Mass.). Records, 1818-1951.
Date(s): 1818-1951.
Quantity: 2.75 linear feet (11 boxes)
Abstract: Records of the First Universalist Society of Roxbury (Mass.) including notes on the history of the Parish, record books, and financial records. There are also church records, Sunday School records, and scrapbook material.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

The First Universalist Society of Roxbury was incorporated February 24, 1820 and the church building was dedicated January 4, 1821. After a fire destroyed the first meeting house in 1894, a new building was dedicated September 18, 1895. The church was sold in 1948.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of society records, including notes on the history of the Parish; record books, 1820-1946, containing minutes of Standing Committee and society meetings; as well as financial records, 1820-1893. The collection also contains church records, 1821-1931, including minutes, membership records; Sunday School records, 1830-1936, including minutes and membership records; scrapbook material, 1897-1947, including programs, clippings; and photographs and correspondence.

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