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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 431

Miner, Alonzo Ames, 1814-1895. Records of Marriages and Funerals, 1838-1895.

Records of marriages and funerals by Universalist minister and Tufts College president Alonzo Ames Miner (1814-1895).


  • 1838-1895.
  • 1847-1895;
  • 1846-1895;
  • 1838-1843;
  • July 17, 1891.


1 boxes

Records of marriages, 1847-1895; records of funerals, 1846-1895; funerals attended by Miner, 1838-1843; marriage certificate for Clark, July 17, 1891.

Biographical / Historical

Alonzo Ames Miner (1814-1895) had little formal education, but was ordained to the Universalist ministry in 1839. Rev. Miner served in Methuen, Massachusetts, and the School Street Church of Boston. He dedicated his life to education, serving at various times on the Board of Trustees of Tufts College, the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, and the Massachusetts State Board of Education. He was also the second president of Tufts College, from 1862 to 1875, and is attributed with being very instrumental in bringing the college from near bankruptcy to being a well-endowed institution. A bronze bust of Miner is located in the Goddard Chapel at Tufts University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.
Miner, Alonzo Ames, 1814-1895. Records of Marriages and Funerals: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

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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