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bMS 706

Ware, Massachusetts. First Unitarian Church of Ware. Records, 1846-1998: A Finding Aid.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 706
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: First Unitarian Church of Ware.
Title: Ware, Massachusetts. First Unitarian Church of Ware. Records, 1846-1998.
Date(s): 1846-1998.
Quantity: 11 boxes
Abstract: Records of the First Unitarian Church of Ware that includes general church record books, correspondence, financial records, papers of church groups and organizations, and general AUA and UUA records. There are no birth, death, or marriage records.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 2006-2007.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Jessica Suarez, 2010.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

The First Unitarian Church of Ware was founded in 1845 and incorporated on October 7, 1846. Following the death of the church's third minister, Rev. Samuel Fulton Clarke, in March 1861, services were temporarily suspended and the church was closed until April 1862. The church closed in 1996.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection contains general church records that include deeds, correspondence, membership records, by-laws and constitution, minister records, clippings, and photographs. There are also financial records that include treasurer's record books; pew records; material related to church groups and organizations such as the Women's Alliance and the Young People's Religious Union. These records also consist of several miscellaneous items that include a Bible, a commemorative plate, and papers related to the Town of Ware. There are no birth, death, or marriage records.
Note: Oversized material is included in box 6, mostly consisting of pew records.

General

The number after the slash in each entry in the following list indicates the box number, and the number in parentheses is the folder number.

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