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American Unitarian Association. Summer Meetings Association. Isles of Shoals Papers, 1732-1923: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 376
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: American Unitarian Association
Title: American Unitarian Association. Summer Meetings Association. Isles of Shoals Papers, 1732-1923.
Date(s): 1732-1923
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: Papers related to the American Unitarian Association's Summer Meetings in the Isles of Shoals, including correspondence, a lease, history on the Isles of Shoals, and a missionary journal. The papers span 1731-1923.

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Biographical / Historical

A group of islands between New Hampshire and Maine, the Isles of Shoals were named by John Smith in 1614. The have served as a conference and retreat location for The American Unitarian Association, and the Unitarian Universalist Association since the merger, as they hold annual summer meetings on Star Island. The islands are now managed by the Star Island Corporation, a non-profit affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, and the Isles of Shoals still serve as a retreat and conference location.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers related to the Summer Meetings Association of the Isles of Shoals, including a history of the Isles of Shoals, manuscript and typescript letters, and a lease. The collection also contains a journal of a missionary named Jedidiah Morse entitled "The Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and others in North America". The journal is dated 1800.

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