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bMS 445

First Unitarian Society of Millbury, Massachusetts. Records, 1884-1917: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 445
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: First Unitarian Society of Millbury, Massachusetts.
Title: First Unitarian Society of Millbury, Massachusetts. Records, 1884-1917.
Date(s): 1884-1917
Quantity: 2 boxes
Abstract: This collection consists of the records of the First Unitarian Society of Millbury, Massachusetts, organized in 1884.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, through the estate of David and Janet Osborn.

Processing Information:

Processed by Fran O'Donnell, May 2014.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

The First Unitarian Society of Millbury, Massachusetts was organized on June 29, 1884. According to the records of the Society, "During the early part of March 1884 a few of the citizens of Millbury feeling the vital need in this community of a Faith that should reach the hearts and lives of many who could not conscientiously subscribe to the Prevailing Creeds – a church home which should welcome within its portals all sincere seekers after the Truth – considered among themselves the feasibility of a united effort in that direction, and the establishment of a Unitarian Society at some day in the near future." The First Unitarian Society of Millbury closed in June of 1917.

Scope and Contents

The collection does not include any marriage or baptismal records. There are five bound volumes: a copy of the Covenant adapted by the First Unitarian Society; a book of the records of the First Unitarian Society; the records of the Parish Committee; and two guest books. The guest books are dated 1947-1980, and it is not clear what church they belong to. They may have been sent with the records of the Millbury Society by mistake, as the Millbury Society was dissolved in 1917.

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