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bMS 301

First Universalist Society in Charlestown (Mass.) Records (bMS 301): A Finding Aid

Andover-Harvard Theological Library

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© 1979 The Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 301
Title: First Universalist Society in Charlestown (Mass.) Records: Register, 1809-1939
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: 3 ft. (13 boxes)
Abstract: Church and society records, including minutes and records of services (1809-1916), printed material; letter to society from Edward Turner (1777-1853); financial records (1811-1916); Sunday School records (1847-ca.1905); records of women's organizations; programs; photographs.

Processed by:

Elizabeth Ann Falsey, January 1979.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, January 1976.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Historical Note

The church was organized in 1809. In 1811, the Society was incorporated, its building was erected, and the first minister, Abner Kneeland, was called. In December 1937, the Society relinquished the church building, which was razed in 1939.

Ministers

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Content

This collection consists of church and society records, including minutes and records of services (1809-1916) and printed material; a letter to the society from Edward Turner (1777-1853); financial records (1811-1916); Sunday School records (1847-ca.1905); records of women's organizations; programs; and photographs.

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