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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 238.

First Universalist Society (Brighton, Boston, Mass.). Records, 1858-1885

Society record book (1858-1885), including minutes; record book of the Church of the Redeemer (1866-1879), including membership records, notes on church history and meetings.

Dates

  • 1858-1885

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

1 boxes

Society record book (1858-1885), including minutes; record book of the Church of the Redeemer (1866-1879), including membership records, notes on church history and meetings.

Biographical / Historical

Universalists in Brighton organized to support Universalist preaching in 1857. Rev. Sumner Ellis was appointed to preach in 1858. Services were held in Union Hall. The parish was organized in 1860. The Church of the Redeemer was dedicated on August 7, 1861. The parish became defunct around 1888 , and its building was used by Unity Church (Unitarian) until 1905.

  • -1867 Thomas W. Silloway
  • 1869 Joseph W. Keyes
  • 1871 William A. Start
  • 1873-1874 John V. Wilson
  • 1878 John Greenleaf Adams
  • 1879-1883 Benjamin F. Eaton
Some Ministers (with approximate dates)
-1867
Thomas W. Silloway
1869
Joseph W. Keyes
1871
William A. Start
1873-1874
John V. Wilson
1878
John Greenleaf Adams
1879-1883
Benjamin F. Eaton

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by: Elizabeth Ann Falsey, 1978
Link to catalog
Title
First Universalist Society (Brighton, Boston, Mass.) Records (bMS 238): A Finding Aid
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00238

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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