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bMS 355

South Universalist Church (Boston, Mass.) Records (bMS 355): A Finding Aid

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 355
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Title: South Universalist Church (Boston, Mass.) Records, 1859-1863
Date(s): 1859-1863
Quantity: 1 items
Abstract: Record book (1859-1863) of the Sunday School Association of the Church of the Paternity/South Universalist Church.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of the First Parish Church, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1968.

Processed by:

Elizabeth Ann Falsey, 1979.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

The South Universalist Church was organized as the Church of the Paternity on March 7, 1859, and a chapel on Concord Street was dedicated on April 1, 1859. Its Sunday School had been meeting in Concord Hall since February 1859. On November 28, 1859, Edwin Courtland Bowles was installed as minister; he remained until 1861. On January 23, 1862, they changed their name to South Universalist Church. In 1863, the society decided to merge with the Shawmut Universalist Society. The last service was held on February 22, 1863, and the society was dissolved on March 18, 1863. On April 3, 1863, the churches formally united; the united church used the Concord Street chapel until a new building on Shawmut Street was dedicated in 1864.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a record book (1859-1863) of the Sunday School Association of the Church of the Paternity/South Universalist Church.

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