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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 10

West Church (Boston, Mass.) Records, 1826-1876

Sunday school records; church library catalog.

Dates

  • 1826-1876

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

1.05 cubic feet (3 boxes)

This collection consists of Sunday School records, as well as the church library catalog.

Historical note

The West Church in Boston (also known as the Ninth Church, the Lynde Street Church, and the West Boston Society) was gathered January 3, 1737. In 1806 its second meeting house (known today as Old West) was built. Although the congregation called itself "Independent Congregational," all its ministers except the first were Unitarian. The congregation disbanded shortly after the death of C.A. Bartol in 1889. For many years the building was used as a public library. The United Methodist congregation today known as Old West began using this building in the 1960's.

Ministers
  • 1737-1746 William Hooper
  • 1747-1766 Jonathan Mayhew
  • 1767-1804 Simeon Howard
  • 1806-1861 Charles Lowell
  • 1837-1889 Cyrus Augustus Bartol
Ministers
1737-1746
William Hooper
1747-1766
Jonathan Mayhew
1767-1804
Simeon Howard
1806-1861
Charles Lowell
1837-1889
Cyrus Augustus Bartol

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1968.

Processing Information

Processed by: Douglas Stange, 1969.
Link to catalog
Title
West Church (Boston, Mass.) Records (bMS 10): Register
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00010

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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