bMS 245

Oxford, Massachusetts. Universalist Society of Oxford. Records, 1785-1955.

Container List:

bMS 245/1 (1) The Second Religious Society in Oxford and the adjacent towns (called Universalist). Record book, 1785-1845. Includes: copies of Charter of Compact, 1785; Association of "The Independent Church in Oxford", 1785; lists of members, pew owners, subscriptions; copy (made in 1893) of documents, correspondence, minutes, pertaining to the convention, 14 September 1785, to establish the association of "Independent Christian Societies, commonly called Universalists"; minutes of Society meetings, 27 April 1785-28 April 1845.

Note: The Society drew members from the towns of Ward, Sutton, Woodstock, Charlton, Sturbridge, Dudley.

bMS 245/1 (2) Second Christian Church.. Record book, 1828-1834. Includes: historical notes and minutes, 24 December 1828-11 February 1834; Profession of Faith, by-laws; membership records; order of exercises at installation of Seth Chandler, 29 May 1833.

bMS 245/1 (3) The Second Religious Society in Oxford. Record book, 1824-1874. Includes: constitutions, 1855, 1856; minutes of meetings, 13 April 1824-14 March 1874, containing reports; subscription and pew records. Note: In 1855 the Society was called the "First Universalist Society in Oxford"; from 1856 it was called the "Universalist Society of Oxford."

bMS 245/2 (1) Universalist Society of Oxford. Record book, 1875-1918. Includes: minutes, 3 March 1875 - 7 July 1918; programs; orders of service; clippings.

Note: The Society property was transferred to the Massachusetts Universalist Convention in August 1917.

bMS 245/2 (2) Universalist Society of Oxford. Trustees' account book, March 1908-February 1916.

bMS 245/2 (3) Correspondence, memos, pew deeds, resolutions, 1794-1911.

bMS 245/2 (4) Correspondence and papers, 1914-1918.

bMS 245/2 (5) Massachusetts Universalist Convention correspondence concerning the title of the Oxford Society, 1942-1943.

bMS 245/2 (6) MUC management of Church property: leases, correspondence, receipts. Folder 1: 1937-1944.

bMS 245/2 (7) Folder 2: 1945-1950.

bMS 245/2 (8) Folder 3: 1951-1952.

bMS 245/2 (9) Folder 4: 1953-1955.

bMS 245/2 (10) Ladies' Industrial Society. Record book, 1868-1892. Includes: constitution, minutes, and financial records, 1 October 1868-11 October 1897.

bMS 245/2 (11) Ladies' Circle membership list, 1891.

bMS 245/2 (12) Clippings, programs, typescript and printed histories of the Society; postcard views of the meeting hours.