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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 291

St. Paul's Universalist Church (Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.). Records, 1873-1938

Record books (1888-1928), including minutes; correspondence, reports, programs; church register (1888-1922), including lists of members, marriages, baptisms; pamphlet constitution of the Jamaica Plain Universalist Parish (1873).

Dates

  • 1873-1938

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

2 boxes

This collection consists of record books, 1888-1928, including minutes; correspondence, reports, programs; church register 1888-1922, including lists of members, marriages, baptisms; and a pamphlet constitution of the Jamaica Plain Universalist Parish, 1873.

Biographical / Historical

Universalist services were first held in the meetinghouse of the Central Congregational Society on Greenough Avenue purchased by the Jamaica Plain Universalist Parish in1871. The church was organized on April 2, 1888. Land was acquired on Rockview Street in 1889, but a new church was not built until 1892. Services ceased in 1927. On January 16, 1928, at a called meeting of the members, the treasurer was instructed to execute a deed for the property to the Massachusetts Universalist Convention.

  • 1872-1874 Charles H. Leonard
  • 1875 William H. Dearborn
  • 1880-1882 Benjamin F. Eaton
  • 1888-1889 Isaac P. Coddington
  • 1890 Gideon Keirn
  • 1891-1893 Charles R. Tenney
  • 1893-1896 Franklin K. Gifford
  • 1897-1901 Chester G. Miller
  • 1905-1910 Florence K. Crooker
  • 1911-1913 Francis W. Sprague
  • 1914-1922 Merril C. Ward
  • 1923-1924 Harvey H. Hoyt
  • 1925 Cornelius Greenway
  • 1926 James F. Perkins
Ministers (with approximate dates)
1872-1874
Charles H. Leonard
1875
William H. Dearborn
1880-1882
Benjamin F. Eaton
1888-1889
Isaac P. Coddington
1890
Gideon Keirn
1891-1893
Charles R. Tenney
1893-1896
Franklin K. Gifford
1897-1901
Chester G. Miller
1905-1910
Florence K. Crooker
1911-1913
Francis W. Sprague
1914-1922
Merril C. Ward
1923-1924
Harvey H. Hoyt
1925
Cornelius Greenway
1926
James F. Perkins

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by: Elizabeth Ann Falsey, 1978
Link to catalog
Title
St. Paul's Universalist Church (Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.) Records (bMS 291): A Finding Aid
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00291

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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