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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 7

Twenty-eighth Congregational Society (Boston, Mass.) Records 1845-1889

Financial records of the Parker Memorial Meeting House, 1873-1887; correspondence; printed matter and manuscripts relating to the founding of the society; membership lists; society constitution; miscellaneous records.

Dates

  • 1845-1889

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection

Extent

1 cubic feet (3 boxes)

This collection consists of the financial records of the Parker Memorial Meeting House, 1873-1887. It includes correspondence; printed matter and manuscripts relating to the founding of the society; membership lists; society constitution; and miscellaneous records.

Biographical / Historical

The church was started in 1845 and met in the Melodeon. The Theodore Parker Memorial Church (founded 1873) was considered a continuation of this Society. A new meeting house, called the Appleton Street Chapel, was built at the corner of Berkeley and Appleton Streets. The Parker Memorial merged with the Bulfinch Street Chapel Society.

Ministers of the 28th Congregational Society: 1846-1860, Theodore Parker; 1865-1867, David Atwood Wasson; 1867-1868, Samuel Robert Calthorp; 1868-1871, James Vila Blake.

Ministers of the Parker Memorial: 1883-1889, William Gustavus Babcock; 1900-1901, John McDowell; 1901-1905, Charles William Wendte.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Processing Information

Processed by: Douglas Stange, 1966.
Link to catalog
Title
Twenty-eighth Congregational Society (Boston, Mass.) Records (bMS 7): Register
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00007

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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