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bMS 455

Cambridgeport Parish (Cambridge, Mass.) Records (bMS 455): A Finding Aid

Andover-Harvard Theological Library


Harvard Divinity School

© 1981 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

Last update 2016 June 28

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 455
Title: Cambridgeport Parish (Cambridge, Mass.). Records, 1808-1885
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: 0.7 Cubic Feet (2 Boxes)
Abstract: Records of the parish, 1808-1885.

Preferred citation for publication:

Cambridgeport Parish (Cambridge, Mass.). Records, bMS 455; Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School.

Processed by:

Alan Seaburg, 1981.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the First Parish in Cambridge and secured by Dr. Conrad Wright, 1974.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Historical Note

The Cambridgeport Meeting-house Corporation was established June 15, 1805, and the meeting house on the common bounded by Broadway, Harvard, Columbia, and Boardman Streets was dedicated January 1, 1807. The parish itself was organized in March 1808 and the church in July 1809. Their second meeting house, on Austin Street, was built in 1834. In 1885, the Cambridgeport Parish merged with the Third Congregational Society and took on the name and endowment of the Third Congregational Society. The Cambridgeport Parish was also known as the Harvard Street Church after 1911 when it moved to a new building on Harvard Street. It merged with the First Parish in 1939.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of the records of the Cambridgeport Parish, 1808-1885. For church records (including births, marriages and deaths) see the Third Congregational Society records. For a record of births, marriages, and deaths during Thomas Brattle Gannett's ministry see the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Related Materials

For later ministers and additional related records, please see bMS 456.

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