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bMS 356

Brookline Universalist Parish (Brookline, Mass.) Records (bMS 356): A Finding Aid

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 356
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Title: Brookline Universalist Parish (Brookline, Mass.) Records, 1892-1917
Date(s): 1892-1917
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Record book of First Universalist Church in Brookline, 1891-1917, including parish and church register, lists of pastors, members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths; by-laws, 1893; deed of land to Parish, 1895, and pamphlet, Our Work, containing historical sketch of Parish, 1901.

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

A small number of members of the Shawmut Universalist Society living in Brookline banded together in 1891 and began to hold services in a hall in Brookline. Rev. Thomas E. Potterton was serving as minister in 1893, Herbert E. Cushman in 1895-1896, Charles Wesley Biddle in 1897-1900, and George Mayo Gerrish in 1901-1904. In 1904 when the Shawmut Society decided to move to Brookline, the Brookline Society joined with it in building a church on Harvard street.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a record book of the First Universalist Church in Brookline, 1891-1917, that includes a parish and church register, lists of pastors, members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. The records also include by-laws, 1893; a deed of land to Parish, 1895, and a pamphlet, Our Work, that contains a historical sketch of Parish, 1901.

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