bMS 239

Warren, Massachusetts. Universalist Society of Warren. Records, 1837-1961.

Summary Information:

Call Number: bMS 239
Title: Warren, Massachusetts. Universalist Society of Warren. Records, 1837-1961
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School,
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: 2 boxes

Container List:

bMS 239/1 (1) Record book: parish and church register, 1839-1927. Includes: lists of members, 1839-1923, and pastors, n.d.-1927; records of baptisms, 1875-1925, marriages, 1883-1924, deaths, 1883-1927.

Note: Early records were apparently compiled ca. 1892.

bMS 239/1 (2) Papers from previous record book: license for marriage of minors, 1921.

bMS 239/1 (3) Universalist Society of Warren. Record book, 1837-1961. Includes: copy of Act to change name from "Second Universalist Society in the town of Western"; by-laws, 1881; membership records; names of pastors, 1837-1927; copies of warrants and minutes of meetings, 30 April 1881-11 February 1961; Treasurer's reports.

Note: In 1928 the Universalist Society united with the Congregationalists and Methodists to form the Federated Church of Warren, each denomination retaining a separate legal identity.

bMS 239/1 (4) Membership list, n.d.

bMS 239/1 (5) Treasurer's reports, 1903-1915.

bMS 239/1 (6) Copies of warrants for meetings, 1913-1927.

bMS 239/1 (7) Plans of seats in the meeting house, 1900 and n.d.

bMS 239/1 (8) Olney Inman Darling (1854-1927). Ministerial Notebook-Journal, including notes on weather, current events, his own ministerial and other activities, occasional clippings, orders of service. No. 1: current notes, 1883-1898; "Things of Interest," 1865-1882; financial records, 1880-1925.

bMS 239/1 (9) O.I. Darling. Notebook No. 2: 1899-1909.

bMS 239/1 (10) O.I. Darling. Notebook No. 3: 1910-1917.

bMS 239/1 (11) Miscellaneous papers from previous notebooks.

bMS 239/1 (12) O.I. Darling. Notebook No. 4: 1918-1927.

bmS 239/1 (13) O.I. Darling. Notebook, including record of contributions towards church repairs, 1920, list of marriages.

bMS 239/2 (1) Church record book, 1905-1940. Includes: minutes of church meetings, 1905-1937; Treasurer's records, 1905-1940.

bMS 239/2 (2) Account book of the Trustees of Universalist Church, Warren, 1905-1940. Mainly concerns the Otis property and, after 1924, the Otis fund.

bMS 239/2 (3) Reports of trustees and other papers concerning Otis property, 1913-1924.

bMS 239/2 (4) Clerk/Treasurer's correspondence and papers, 1924-1947.

bMS 239/2 (5) Deeds of land, 1829 and 1883.

bMS 239/2 (6) Excerpts from wills bequeathing money or property to church.

bMS 239/2 (7) Letters and documents concerning the execution of the will of O.I. Darling by Leroy Coons, acting for the Massachusetts Universalist Convention, 1927-1928.

bMS 239/2 (8) MUC statements of income to the Warren Society from Bliss, Otis, and Richardson trust funds, 1941-1945.

bMS 239/2 (9) Trust fund income, 1946-1950.

bMS 239/2 (10) Papers, 1950, concerning Massachusetts Universalist Fund.

bMS 239/2 (11) Miscellaneous papers, including undated church constitution.