bMS 460

Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in the City of Boston. Records, 1827-1928

Summary Information:

Call Number: bMS 460
Title: Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in the City of Boston, 1827-1928
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School,
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: 7 boxes 

Administrative Information:

Accession Number: 950808
Hollis number: BQA5496
Preferred Citation: Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in the City of Boston. Records, 1827-1928, Bms 460, Andover-Harvard Library, Harvard Divinity School
Processing Information: Processed by Fran O'Donnell, May 2001
Acquisition Information: Records donated by David Cole.

Historical Information:

The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in the City of Boston was organized in 1834 and incorporated in 1839. Originating with the efforts of Joseph Tuckerman in 1826, it was an association of several Unitarian churches whose ministers sought  to preach the gospel to the poor through philanthropy, education, worship, and free church privileges. 

Scope and Content:

Collection consists of volumes of minutes and records, beginning with the minutes for the Fund for the Free Instruction of the Poor in 1827, and ending with the minutes of the November, 1928 meeting.

Container List:

Please note that bMS 460 is the collection number, and the number after the slash indicates the box number.

bMS 460/1, volume 1: December 24, 1827-August 25, 1840, Fund for the Free Instruction of the Poor

bMS 460/1, volume 2: July 11, 1834-January 3, 1847, Minutes of the Benevolent Fraternity including Act of Incorporation

bMS 460/2, volume 3: July, 1834-March 1863, Executive Committee Minutes

bMS 460/2, volume 4: April 8, 1847-December 9, 1866, Minutes of the Benevolent Fraternity including Act of Incorporation and By-Laws

bMS 460/3, volume 5: March 22, 1863-March 15, 1889, Executive Committee Records

bMS 460/4, volume 6: March 3, 1867-February, 1891, Corporation of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches Minutes 

bMS 460/4, volume 7: 1889-April 29, 1897, Benevolent Fraternity of Churches Minutes of the Executive Committee

bMS 460/5, volume 8: February 11, 1891-December 11, 1904, Benevolent Fraternity Minutes

bMS 460/5, volume 9: May 2, 1897-March 8, 1906, Executive Committee Records

bMS 460/6, volume 10: 1906-1911, Executive Committee Records

bMS 460/6, volume 11: 1911-1917, Directors Records

bMS 460/7, volume 12: 1905-1928

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