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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 445

First Unitarian Society of Millbury, Massachusetts. Records, 1884-1917.

This collection consists of the records of the First Unitarian Society of Millbury, Massachusetts, organized in 1884.

Dates

  • 1884-1917

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

2 boxes

The collection does not include any marriage or baptismal records. There are five bound volumes: a copy of the Covenant adapted by the First Unitarian Society; a book of the records of the First Unitarian Society; the records of the Parish Committee; and two guest books. The guest books are dated 1947-1980, and it is not clear what church they belong to. They may have been sent with the records of the Millbury Society by mistake, as the Millbury Society was dissolved in 1917.

Biographical / Historical

The First Unitarian Society of Millbury, Massachusetts was organized on June 29, 1884. According to the records of the Society, “During the early part of March 1884 a few of the citizens of Millbury feeling the vital need in this community of a Faith that should reach the hearts and lives of many who could not conscientiously subscribe to the Prevailing Creeds – a church home which should welcome within its portals all sincere seekers after the Truth – considered among themselves the feasibility of a united effort in that direction, and the establishment of a Unitarian Society at some day in the near future.” The First Unitarian Society of Millbury closed in June of 1917.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association, through the estate of David and Janet Osborn.

Processing Information

Processed by Fran O'Donnell, May 2014.
Link to catalog
Title
First Unitarian Society of Millbury, Massachusetts. Records, 1884-1917: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00445

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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