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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 5

Hollis Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1787-1879

Vouchers, receipts, and pew tax records; deeds of pews and pew bonds; insurance policies; correspondence and notes on the Singing Committee; marriage records; records of meetings of the Hollis Street Sunday School, 1832-1845; records of the teachers, pupils and proceedings of the Hollis Street Sunday School, 1852-1855.

Dates

  • 1787-1879

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

4 boxes

This collection consists of vouchers, receipts, and pew tax records; deeds of pews and pew bonds; insurance policies; correspondence and notes on the Singing Committee; marriage records; records of meetings of the Hollis Street Sunday School, 1832-1845; and the records of the teachers, pupils and proceedings of the Hollis Street Sunday School, 1852-1855.

Historical note

The Eighth Congregational Church in Boston was gathered on November 14, 1732, and soon became known as the Hollis Street Church. The church became Unitarian under Dr. Samuel West. In October 1887, the church merged with the South Congregational Society.

Ministers
  • 1732-1777Mather Byles
  • 1778-1788Ebenezer Wight
  • 1789-1808Samuel West
  • 1809-1818Horace Holley
  • 1819-1845John Pierpont
  • 1846-1847David Fosdick
  • 1848-1860Thomas Starr King
  • 1862-1877George Leonard Chaney
  • 1878-1887Henry Bernard Carpenter
Ministers
1732-1777
Mather Byles
1778-1788
Ebenezer Wight
1789-1808
Samuel West
1809-1818
Horace Holley
1819-1845
John Pierpont
1846-1847
David Fosdick
1848-1860
Thomas Starr King
1862-1877
George Leonard Chaney
1878-1887
Henry Bernard Carpenter

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1968, except as noted in the register.

Processing Information

Processed by: Douglas Stange, 1969.

Revised by Alan Seaburg, March 1971.
Link to catalog
Title
Hollis Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1787-1879 (bMS 5): Register
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00005

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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