bMS 221

Chatham, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Chatham. Records, 1832-1954.

Summary Information:

Call Number: bMS 221
Title: Chatham, Massachusetts. First Universalist Society in Chatham. Records, 1832-1954.
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School,
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: 5 boxes

Container List:

Church and Society Records, 1847-1952.

bMS 221/1 (1) First Universalist Society. Record book, 1850-1874. Includes: constitutions of church and society, 1847; lists of members, 1832, 1850-1948, with partial record of deaths; financial accounts, 1850-1875; warrants and minutes of annual meetings, February 25, 1850-October 30, 1874.

bMS 221/1 (2) Universalist Meeting House. Record book, 1850-1870. Includes: "Proceedings from the commencement of building to the finishin[g] of a Universalist Meeting House in Chatham", 1850-1854; lists of officers and committees; financial record of proprietors' and pew-holders' accounts; minutes of society and proprietors' meetings.

bMS 221/1 (3) Old Universalist Meeting House Book. Records, February 26, 1852-March 4, 1852. Includes: list of pew owners and minutes of two society meetings concerning sale of old building.

bMS 221/1 (4) First Universalist Society. Record book, 1875-1913. Includes: treasurer's accounts, 1875-1909; warrants and minutes of meetings, January 26, 1875-January 28, 1913, containing record of elected officials, obituaries and tributes.

Note: Meeting house destroyed by fire, 1878; new church building dedicated, 1879.

bMS 221/1 (5) First Universalist Society. Record book, 1914-1947. Includes: minutes, January 27, 1914-April 16, 1947, containing treasurer's statements and records of admissions.

bMS 221/1 (6) Papers from preceding record book. Includes, chronologically arranged: warrants, 1924-1946; standing committee reports, 1937-1938; minutes of meeting, February 27, 1947; memorial tributes, 1941.

bMS 221/1 (7) First Universalist Society. Record book, 1934-1941. Includes: list of members, 1935; account of dedication and christenings, 1909-1935; admissions, 1934; brief history of society written in 1935; notes on services, 1935-1941.

bMS 221/1 (8) First Universalist Society. Committee on Federation record book, 1944-1945. Includes: reports of committee (appointed following hurricane of September 14, 1944) to explore federation of Congregational, Methodist, and Universalist Churches.

bMS 221/1 (9) First Universalist Society. Guest register, 1946-1952. Includes: signatures of guests at services, August 25, 1946-September 2, 1952.

bMS 221/1 (10) Miscellaneous papers, 1847-1952. Includes: copies of constitutionsm, 1847, 1949, 1952; programs and church bulletins; notes on lecture series in 1940; pamphlets; memorial tribute to Dr. Minnie Buck, 1940.

bMS 221/1 (11) First Universalist Society. John Christensen's scrapbook, 1946-1948. Includes: clippings, orders of service, entertainment brochures.

Standing Committee Records, 1946-1954.

bMS 221/2 (1) First Universalist Society. STanding committee record book, 1946-1948. Includes: minutes, September 1946-January 9, 1948.

bMS 221/2 (2) Standing committee records, 1948-1950. Includes: minutes from standing committee meetings, parish, annual and special meetings, January 20, 1948-DEcember 11, 1950; annual financial reports and proposed yearly budgets; committee and pastor's reports; memorials.

bMS 221/2 (3) Standing committee records, 1951-1954. Includes: minutes, January 10, 1951-May 21, 1954 (dissolution of Chatham church and society).

bMS 221/2 (4) Standing committee records: correspondence, 1948-1949 and May 1953. Includes: correspondence between Massachusetts Universalist Convention, various ministers, and Chatham during Chatham's search for a minister (to be shared with the First Parish Unitarian Church in Brewster), May 23, 1948-October 10, 1949; correspondence, 1948-1953, with Brewster church concerning sharing minister; letter from MUC 1953, on the dissolution of the society.

bMS 221/2 (5) Standing committee records: correspondence, 1948-1954, with other churches. Including: Christian Science society/First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chatham, April 9, 1948-April 10, 1953; Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, June 3, 1953-March 19, 1954.

bMS 221/2 (6) Standing committee records: letters, 1948-1954. Includes: thank-you notes; enquiries.

bMS 221/2 (7) Standing committee records, miscellaneous. Includes: programs; parts of a historical summary; 1948 correspondence with Universalist Church of AMerican concerning Chatham's financial contributions; minister's reports, 1950-1952, to the UCA; report of state resolutions committee, 1953; letters to and from parishoners on the survival of the church, 1953.

bMS 221/2 (8) Standing committee records, miscellaneous. Includes: membership and parish lists, 1850-1953.

Church and Society Financial Records, 1893-1954.

bMS 221/3 (1) First Universalist Church. Treasurer's record book, 1893-1947. Includes an account of the money from the will of Isaac H. Loveland and other funds.

bMS 221/3 (2) Treasurer's records: Loveland fund savings account books, 1894-1950.

bMS 221/3 (3) Treasurer's records: Loveland fund check stubs, 1930-1933.

bMS 221/3 (4) Treasurer's records: Loveland fund check stubs, 1933-1936; 1939.

bMS 221/3 (5) Treasurer's records. Bank statements, 1941-1945.

bMS 221/3 (6) First Universalist Society. Treasurer's account book, 1946-1948.

bMS 221/3 (7) First Universalist Society. Pledge book, 1946-1948.

bMS 221/3 (8) First Universalist Society. Treasurer's account book, 1948-1954.

bMS 221/3 (9) Miscellaneous treasurer's records, 1942-1954. Includes: bills; financial statements and proposed budgets.

bMS 221/3 (10) First Universalist Society. Pledge book, 1949-1953.

bMS 221/3 (11) First Universalist Society. Memory book, 1945-1946, of commemorative donations. Includes: notes on some pastors and members, photograph of Rev. Henry Noble Cauden.

bMS 221/3 (12) Miscellaneous papers concerning church and society finances.

Sunday School Records, 1883-1904.

bMS 221/3 (13) First Universalist Society. Sunday School record book, 1883-1896. Includes: 1883 constitution; lists of pupils; minutes of annual and regular meetings, October 28, 1883-June 7, 1896, with memorial tributes; superintendent's quarterly reports.

bMS 221/3 (14) First Universalist Society. Sunday School record book, 1896-1904. Includes: minutes of annual and regular meetings, December 6, 1896-September 26, 1904; superintendent's quarterly reports.

bMS 221/3 (15) First Universalist Society. Sunday School treasurer's account book, September 3, 1899-November 10, 1904.

bMS 221/3 (16) Miscellaneous papers from Sunday School records. Includes photographs of church.

Ladies Social Circle Records, 1875-1941.

bMS 221/4 (1) Ladies Social Circle. Record book, 1891-1895. Includes: constitution; lists of officers and members; minutes of annual, special, and regular meetings, September 23, 1891-October 24, 1895, containing annual reports.

bMS 221/4 (2) Ladies Social Circle. Record book, 1895-1898. Includes: constitution; lists of officers and members; minutes of annual, special, and regular meetings, October 30, 1895-November 2, 1898, containing annual reports.

bMS 221/4 (3) Ladies Social Circle. Record book, 1898-1903. Includes: constitution; lists of members and officers; minutes of annual, special, and regular meetings, DEcember 1, 1898-February 11, 1903, containing annual reports.

bMS 221/4 (4) Ladies Social Circle. Record book, 1903-1908. Includes: lists of members and officers; minutes of annual, weekly, and special meetings, February 18, 1903-November 18, 1908; annual reports.

bMS 221/4 (5) Ladies Social Circle. Record book, 1908-1921. Includes: constitution; lists of members and officers; minutes of annual, weekly, and special meetings, December 2, 1908-November 16, 1921; annual reports and tributes.

bMS 221/4 (6) Ladies Social Circle. Record book, 1921-1926. Includes: lists of members and officers; minutes of annual, weekly, and special meetings, NOvember 30, 1921-March 3, 1926; annual reports; tributes.

bMS 221/4 (7) Ladies Social Circle. Record book, 1926-1934. Includes: lists of members and officers; minutes of annual, weekly, and special meetings, March 17, 1926-January 17, 1934; annual reports.

bMS 221/4 (8) Ladies Social Circle. Record book, 1934-1941. Includes: lists of members and officers; minutes of annual, weekly, and special meetings, January 24, 1934-October 15, 1941; annual reports.

bMS 221/5 (1) [Ladies Social Circle.] Treasurer's record book, 1875-1890. Includes: Ladies Sewing Circle accounts, 1875-1888; Ladies Circle accounts, 1888-March 18, 1890.

bMS 221/5 (2) Ladies Social Circle. Treasurer's record book, March 31, 1890-February 1895.

bMS 221/5 (3) Ladies Social Circle. Treasurer's record book, March 1895-March 1906.

bMS 221/5 (4) Ladies Social Circle. Treasurer's record book, March 1928-March 1939.

bMS 221/5 (5) Ladies Social Circle. Miscellaneous papers. Includes: last page of notes from 1895-1898 record book; news clippings; correspondence; financial statements, 1937-1939; list of members, 1914; bills.

bMS 221/5 (6) Ladies Social Circle. Broadsides of events, 1891-1906.

Jenny Adams Mission Circle Records, 1900-1945.

bMS 221/5 (7) Jenny Adams Mission Circle. Record book, 1929-1945. Includes: list of members; minutes of annual, weekly, and special meetings, September 24, 1929-April 1937. Final note added in 1945.

bMS 221/5 (8) Jenny Adams Mission Circle. Treasurer's record book. Includes: accounts, June 1900-June 1930; list of members.

bMS 221/5 (9) Jenny Adams Mission Circle. Treasurer's record book. Includes: accounts, October 1930-April 1939.

bMS 221/5 (10) Miscellaneous papers from previous record book.