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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 338

Bradley, Asa Mayo. Papers, ca. 1878-1933.

Papers of Universalist minister Asa Mayo Bradley (1856-1937) consisting primarily of materials relating to Universalism on Cape Cod, including Bradley's own My Cape Cod Story and a collection of notes entitled Notes on Societies in New Hampshire. There is also a series of addresses, Universalism on Cape Cod, by Cyrus A. Bradley, a Universalist minister in Cape Cod for over 40 years, and the father of Asa Mayo Bradley.

Dates

  • 1878-1933.
  • 1878 to 1903,
  • 1933.

Extent

1 boxes

The bulk of the collection consists of materials relating to Universalism on Cape Cod, including Bradley's own My Cape Cod Story and a collection of notes entitled Notes on Societies in New Hampshire. There is also a series of addresses, Universalism on Cape Cod, by Cyrus A. Bradley, a Universalist minister in Cape Cod for over 40 years, and the father of Asa Mayo Bradley.These addresses originally span the years 1878 to 1903, but were edited and annotated by A. M. Bradley ca. 1933.

Biographical / Historical

Asa Mayo Bradley (1856-1937) was born in Brewster, Massachusetts. He entered the ministry after having worked in cabinet-making for over 20 years, and was ordained in the Universalist Church by the California State Convention in 1895. Bradley held mission pastorates in Spokane, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, from 1895 to 1897 and then served congregations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Bradley was the secretary for the New Hampshire Universalist Convention from 1921 to 1936 and was made state superintendent of New Hampshire in 1928, a position he held until his retirement in 1936 as superintendent emeritus. In 1934, he received an honorary doctor of divinity from Tufts University. Bradley died in 1937 in Kingston, New Hampshire.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Universalist Historical Society, 1976.
Title
Bradley, Asa Mayo, 1856-1937. Papers: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00338

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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