bMS 216

Taunton, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church in Taunton. Records, 1862-1939.

Summary Information:

Call Number: bMS 216
Title: Taunton, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church in Taunton. Records, 1862-1939.
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School,
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: 1 box (.35 cubic feet).

Container List:

bMS 216/1 (1) First Independent Society of Universalists / The First Universalist Society in Taunton. Record book, April 29, 1862-March 2, 1903. Includes: First Independent Society minutes, correspondence, and warrants, April 29, 1862-June 9, 1862; First Universalist Society by-laws; list of qualified voters, May 2, 1866-1917; minutes, November 8, 1862-March 2, 1903, containing warrants, annual treasurer's reports and annual reports on election of officers and committees.

bMS 216/1 (2) The First Universalist Society in Taunton. Record book, 1903-1934. Includes: minutes of parish meetings, July 3, 1903-March 12, 1934, containing warrants, treasurer's reports; list of members, 1918-1933.

bMS 216/1 (3) Papers from previous record book. Includes: letter to the standing committee, December 15, 1932; treasurer's report, February 28, 1933.

bMS 216/1 (4) First Universalist Church in Taunton. Record book, 1868-1928. Includes: church order (government; committees; memberships; ordinances; special rules), form of admission (with confession and covenant); list of members, 1869-1894; constitution, by-laws, revised 1869; minutes, July 1, 1869-October 1, 1933; church bulletin; correspondence; new constitution, October 31, 1901; list of church members and children, 1871-1915.

bMS 216/1 (5) Parish and church register, 1884-1939. Includes: list of members, 1884-1936; baptisms, 1901-1936; marriages, 1901-1939; deaths, 1901-1939; historical summary, 1901-1914.

bMS 216/1 (6) Papers from previous register. Includes: list of ministers, 1831-1935; list of church members.

bMS 216/1 (7) The Board of Trustees. Record book, 1916-1932 (continued from missing book). Includes: financial statements and accounts as well as minutes from meetings, March 19, 1916-December 16, 1932.

bMS 216/1 (8) Miscellaneous printed material. Includes clipping, The Universalist, March 4, 1876, concerning dedication of new church, and church calendar, 1925.