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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 356

Brookline Universalist Parish (Brookline, Mass.) Records, 1892-1917

Record book of First Universalist Church in Brookline, 1891-1917, including parish and church register, lists of pastors, members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths; by-laws, 1893; deed of land to Parish, 1895, and pamphlet, Our Work, containing historical sketch of Parish, 1901.

Dates

  • 1892-1917

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

1 boxes

This collection consists of a record book of the First Universalist Church in Brookline, 1891-1917, that includes a parish and church register, lists of pastors, members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. The records also include by-laws, 1893; a deed of land to Parish, 1895, and a pamphlet, Our Work, that contains a historical sketch of Parish, 1901.

Biographical / Historical

A small number of members of the Shawmut Universalist Society living in Brookline banded together in 1891 and began to hold services in a hall in Brookline. Rev. Thomas E. Potterton was serving as minister in 1893, Herbert E. Cushman in 1895-1896, Charles Wesley Biddle in 1897-1900, and George Mayo Gerrish in 1901-1904. In 1904 when the Shawmut Society decided to move to Brookline, the Brookline Society joined with it in building a church on Harvard street.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the First Parish Church, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1968.

Processing Information

Processed by: Elizabeth Ann Falsey, 1979.
Link to catalog
Title
Brookline Universalist Parish (Brookline, Mass.) Records (bMS 356): A Finding Aid
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00356

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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