bMS 592

All Souls Universalist Church, Brooklyn, New York. Records, 1845-1945.

AUTHOR: All Souls Universalist Church, Brooklyn, New York.

SERIES TITLE: Records, 1845-1945.

QUANTITY: 13.30 c.f.. Thirty-eight boxes.

SUMMARY: Trustees records; governance records, including congregational constitution and by-laws, list of founding members, and trustees' meeting minutes; financial records; scrapbooks; yearbooks and directories; annual church calendars; treasurers' ledgers and receipts; congregation membership records; Sunday school minutes, student lists, roll books, and

miscellaneous records; and congregational society records.

CITATION: Cite as: All Souls Universalist Church, Brooklyn, New York, bMS592; Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School.

PROVENANCE: unknown

Box 1

Trustees of the Church --(Untitled) History of the church; list of original members; constitution; names of persons admitted 1845-63; Minutes, Oct. 30, 1845-July 2, 1863

Trustees of the Church --(Untitled)Transcriptt of first volume through minutes of Mar. 1, 1850, pages 1-8; list of members admitted, 1845-1874, page 9; Minutes Oct. 9, 1863-April 13, 1900, pages 16-277

Trustees of the Society --(Untitled) Minutes, Mar. 10, 1879-May 7, 1907 (see also Volume III)

Box 2

Church of the Divine Love -- "Temporary Organization Scrapbook:" Record of organization of church, pages 1-19; list of first attendees, preachers, business, 1902-3

Church of the Divine Love --(Untitled) By-laws, pages 1-8; clippings concerning the Church of Divine Love, pages 91-97; printed matter issued by the Church of the Divine Love, 1903- 5, pages 99-197. [Merged with All Souls]

Trustees of the Society --Church of the Divine Love -- "Parish Record Book of the Universalist Church of Divine Love:" index of minutes, Page 2; Minutes to May 1905, pages 4-42; All Souls Society, Minutes, May 14, 1907 -April 2, 1918, pages 44-300

Box 3

Trustees of the Society --"Secretary's Record Book:" minutes, May 7, 1918 -Oct. 4, 1932 (Volume wrapped in white paper)

Box 4

Trustees of the Society -Minutess, 1932-1944, folders 1-5

Box 5

Yearbooks and Manuals --History and constitution, 1887

Yearbooks and Manuals --Yearbooks, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914-15, 1915-16, 1917-18, 1918-1919, 1925, 1927, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1937-38, 1938-39, 1939-40, 1940-41

Box 6

Calendars -- "All Souls Messenger," May 19, May 22, Oct. 22, June 29

Calendars -- "Weekly Calendar," Dec. 1, 1929- Dec. 28, 1930 Rev. C. Greenway

Calendars -- "Weekly Calendar:" second copy gift of Paul Rowley

Box 7

Calendars --Church calendar, 1934; includes publicity, etc. [Greenway]

Calendars --Church calendar, 1932; includes publicity, etc. [Greenway]

Calendars --Church calendar, 1933; includes publicity, etc. [Greenway]

Calendars --Church calendar, 1933. Second copy, not duplicate

Box 8

Calendars --Church calendar, 1934

Calendars --Church calendar, 1934. Second copy, not duplicate

Calendars --Church calendar, 1935

Calendars --Church calendar, 1935. Second copy, not duplicate

Box 9

Calendars --Church calendar, 1936

Calendars --Church calendar, 1936. Second copy, may mailings, etc.

Calendars --Church calendar, 1937; many mailings

Box 10

Calendars --Church calendar, 1938 --Mrs. Julia Greenway

Calendars --Church calendar, 1938 --Rev. C. Greenway, includes 8 x 11 photographs, publicity, mailings, et. al.

Box 11

Calendars --Church calendar, 1939 (small)

Calendars --Church calendar, 1939 --Rev. Greenway, many mailings, letters (large folder)

Box 12

Calendars --Church calendar, 1939 --Julia F. Greenway

Calendars --Church calendar, 1940 --Rev. Greenway, includes letters, publicity, "Compass", et al. (large)

Box 13

Calendars --Church calendar, 1941 --Rev. Greenway (large)

Calendars --Church calendar, 1941 --Vera Greenway

Calendars --Church calendar, 1941

Box 14

Calendars --Church calendar, Jan. 4 -June 21, 1942

Calendars --Church calendar, Oct. 4, 1942 -March 28, 1943

Calendars --Church calendar, April 4 -Nov. 28, 1943

Calendars --Church calendar, Dec. 5, 1943 -June 25, 1944

Box 15

Calendars --Church calendar, Sept. 10, 1944 -April 11, 1945

Calendars --Church calendar, April 15, 1945 -June 3, 1945

Calendars --Church calendar, June 10, 1945 -Dec. 30, 1945

Calendars --Service and program leaflets

Box 16

Sermons --Rev. Cornelius Greenway, 3 volumes: 1933-34, 1935, 1936

*Boxes 17-21 may comprise Treasurer's Books, Pew Rents, Secretary's Records Books, and Secretary's Accounts.

Box 17

Treasurer's Books --[Original Treasurer's Records]: accounts, June 1845-March 1848; Rev. Mr. Lyon accounts, Aug. 1845 -May 1846; list of subscribers to pastor's salary, 1845

Treasurer's Books --"Treasurer's Book:" accounts, June 1845-Jan. 1849, pp 2-21; list of subscribers, fund for new church, pp 22-25; receipts and expenses, building fund, pp 26- 31; accounts, March 1848-April 1870, pp 34-127; accounts, Rev. Lyon and Lee, Sept. 1845-April 1924, pp 160-173; interest money, 1847-52, pp 176-77

Treasurer's Books --Ledger, 1868, Frank Mayhaw, Secretary: pew rents, June 1868-March 1873, pp -208

Treasurer's Books --Ledger, 1875, Secretary's Book: pew rents, 1875-1878, pp 2-97; Subscriptions payable, 1878, pp 98-99; collections, March 1875-Dec. 1877, pp 100-119; subscriptions for music, 1875, pp 120-21; sale of bonds, 1876, pp 122-23; redemption of

Box 17, cont.

(Treasurer's Book cont.)

bonds, 1877-78, pp 124-5; sale of lecture tickets, 1875-78, pp 128-9; subscriptions for deficit, 1875, pp 130-31; collections, 1875-78, pp 132-35; Swedenborgien Society, pp 136- 137; sale of church harmonies, 1875-77, pp 138-39; general accounts, 1875-79, pp 140- 185; pew rents, Nov. 1878-March 1879, pp 186-195; collections, Sept. 1878-March 1879, pp 196-199; subscription for expenses, April 1876-March 1879, pp 200-213; subscription for deficit, June 1878-March 1879, pp 224-27

Treasurer's Books --"Ledger, 1879-1883:" pew rents, April 28, 1879-Oct. 2, 1882, pp 2-99; collections, March 16, 1879-Dec. 3, 1882, pp 100-119; general account, March 10, 1879- March 10, 1883, pp 120-155; pew rents, Oct. 2, 1882-March 8, 1883, pp 156-173; refund, May 28, 1881, pp 178-79

Secretary's Book --"Secretary's Accounts," 1868-1875, pp 2-211; "Cash Book"

Box 18

Treasurer's Books --Willard Hall, Treasurer: Accounts, June 1869-April 1924, pp 52-754; subscriptions for lots, 1871, pp 761-64; subscriptions for building, 1872, pp 766-69; subscriptions for reducing debt, 1878, pp 771-73; subscriptions to debt, 1882, pp 775- 786; subscriptions for pastor's assistant, 1893, pp 788-89; Catherine Huntoon Fund, p 790; cost of new church, 1905, p 791; misc. (Mortgages, etc.), pp 794-802

Box 19

Treasurer's Books --"Cash Book:" pew rents, 3/24/1883-3/2/1891, pp 2-135; subscriptions, 6/25/1886-9/19/1886, pp 142-43; music, 4/16/1888-9/23/1889, pp 144-49; collections, 3/11/1888-3/1/1890, pp 150-175; general accounts, 3/24/1883-3/3/1891, pp 180-225; hymn books, 11/10/1890-2/26/1891, pp 238-239; fair, 12/1890-3/1892, pp 240-41; music fund, 10/1/1889-3/3/1891, pp 242-47; bills payable, Sept. 1890-April 1891, pp 252-53; endowment, July 1890-Jan. 1891, pp254-55

Treasurer's Books --[untitled]: pew rents, 3/16/1891-5/3/1897, pp 2-113; rent of chapel, 5/4/1896-3/1/1897, pp 146-47; fair, 12/10/1894-4/12/1896, pp 148-49; collections, 3/8/1891-5/2/1897, pp 150-69; bills payable, 11/30/1891-3/22/1896, pp 176-77; hymn book, 4/20/1891-3/22/1896, pp 178-9; general accounts, 3/16/1891-1/26/1896, pp 180- 227; endowment, 7/1/1891-11/19/1896, pp 228-31; music, 3/16/1891-9/13/1892, pp 232- 33; pastor's assistant, 2/2/1893, pp 234-35; envelope offering, 4/9/1893-5/2/1897, pp 236-241; general accounts, 1/28/1897-5/3/1897, pp 244-47; endowment, 3/15/1894- 9/4/1896, pp 248-49; bills payable, 5/4/1894-7/29/96, pp 252-53

Box 19, cont.

Treasurer's Books --[untitled] Clarence Lyon, Secretary: pew rents, 5/10/1897-4/17/1904, pp 2- 107; collections, 5/9/1897-2/21/1904, pp 130-149, 204-05; envelopes, 5/9/1897- 4/29/1900, pp 150-59; hymn books, 5/9/1897-7/6/1897, pp 160-61; endowment, 5/14/1897-2/4/1904, pp 164-65, 168-69; rent, 5/12/1897-5/28/1900, pp 172-73; bills payable, 2/26/1903, pp 176-81; envelopes, 5/6/1900-4/24/1903, pp 182-93; general, 5/9/1897-4/18/1904, pp 206-07, 210-19, 230-85; fair, 12/10/1900-2/22/1903, pp 220-21; debt, 1/17/1901-12/15/1901, pp 222-29

Box 20

Treasurer's Books --Check book, May 1880 -July 1891

Treasurer's Books --"Ledger:" expenses, various accounts, 1916-23 (indexed)

Treasurer's Books --Poor fund; general record, treasuerer; receipts and expenses, April 1, 1858 - Jan 3, 1920

Treasurer's Books --Convention quotes and missionary purposes; Cash book, Sept. 9, 1908 -July 30, 1926

Box 21

Treasurer's Books --"Rent Roll:" yearly rents, quarterly payments, May 1, 1868-April 30, 1882

Treasurer's Books --"Rent Roll:" yearly rents, quarterly payments, May 1, 1882-April 30, 1891

Treasurer's Books --"Rent Roll:" yearly rents, quarterly payments, May 1, 1891-April 30, 1899

[Untitled] --Alphabetical lists; ?pew rents; ?contributions. 2 lists: 1883-1884

Box 22

Registers --"List of church members compared with original book March 1902. Follow address list for each letter." [arranged alphabetically with addresses. M. B. Faris, Clerk. "This list is correct only so far as the original book has been correctly kept."

Registers --"Register:" Names and addresses, Dec. 1917-Oct. 1920, pp1-9; Names with dates joined 1845-1873, pp 11-19; Dates of death, dismission, etc; position held, marital status; one page middle of the book "Church workers, pew holders, etc. not on membership lists."

Committee for New Church, 1872 --"Records of Committee Having Charge of the Section of a New Church for the First Universalist Society, E. D. 1872." First meeting, June 12, 1872. pp 1-123 1872-73; also committee for erection of a chapel.

Committee for New Church, 1872 --"G. M. Phelps, Treasurer in Account with Executive

Box 22, cont.

Committee for Building a New Universalist Church, Brooklyn, E. D." Nov. 11, 1872-Oct. 4, 1876 with audit March 3, 1877

Committee for New Church, 1872 --"Subscription Book of Executive Committee for Building a New Universalsit Church, Brooklyn, E. D. 1873." List of subscribers with payment [indexed]

*Boxes 23-31 may comprise Sunday School, YPCU, and Drama

Box 23

Sunday School --"Minutes of the Teacher's Association" 1859-1882. Includes officers, by-laws, rolls

Sunday School --Minutes, 1883-1902

Sunday School --"Minutes of All Souls Sunday School" 1902-1914

Box 24

Sunday School --[Minutes, All Souls Teacher's Association] 1914-26

Sunday School --"Records/Williamsburgh Universalist Sunday School" Frank Mayhaw, Supt., 1864-1871: Roster of teachers and classes by departments

Sunday School --"Sunday School Register and Minute Book" 1877-79: attendance, collections, rosters

Box 25

Sunday School --"Register All Souls Universalist Sunday School," 1879-83: attendance, collections, rosters

Sunday School --[No title] 1882-1889: registers, males, females, Bible class

Sunday School --Rosters, 1885-89 adult classes

Box 26

Sunday School --"1872-85:" alphabetical list of students with teachers

Sunday School --"Register of All Souls, 1884-88"

Box 27

Sunday School --"Roll Book, All Souls Sunday School" 1895-1902: rosters with addresses and dates of enrollment

Sunday School --[No title] Treasurer 1900-27: collections and payments

Sunday School --[No title] Collections pp2-4; pp5-60 removed; new enrollees 1902-3, pp75-83; class lists (no date) pp289-303

Box 28

Sunday School --"Minutes"1879-1915: Collection totals, attendance, teachers

Sunday School --[No title] Weekly record, Sept. 1900-Jan. 1905

Sunday School --"Secretary's Record" 1909-10: weekly record

Sunday School --"Secretary's Record" 1913-14: weekly record

Sunday School --"Attendance" 1914-15: weekly record

Sunday School --"Admissions and Discharges" 1914-15

Sunday School --"Attendance --Admission and Discharges" 1915-16

Sunday School --"Attendance --Admission and Discharges" 1917-18

Sunday School --"Official Record" 1921-22

Box 29

Sunday School --Primary Class Roll Book, 1907-08

Sunday School --Primary Class Roll Book, 1907-08: 100% record

Sunday School --Primary Class Roll Book, 1908-09

Sunday School --Primary Class Roll Book, 1909-10

Sunday School --Primary Class Roll Book, 1911-13: Mrs. Hall

Sunday School --Primary Class Roll Book, 1912-14: M. D. McManus

Sunday School --Roll of Classes, 1917-24

Sunday School --Acme Roll Book, 1927-28

Sunday School --Acme Roll Book, 1929-30

Sunday School --"Sunday School Reconstructed," 1897-98

Sunday School --"Sunday School Reconstructed," 1898-99

Sunday School --"Sunday School Reconstructed," 1902-04

Sunday School --"Sunday School Reconstructed," 1904-05

Sunday School --"Sunday School Reconstructed," 1905-07

Sunday School --"Sunday School Reconstructed," 1907-08

Sunday School --"Sunday School Reconstructed," 1909-10

Box 30

Sunday School --Scrapbook: first section: typed Sunday School lessons, 1903-04; middle section: blank; back section: programs, flyers, souvenirs, 1902-04

YPCU --Theater programs; convention 1910; club programs, Centennial Dinner, 1945

"The Church and the Home" published by All Souls

"A Record/Almon Gunnison, DD" 1871-1890

Sunday School --misc. pamphlets of UUA and other sources

Box 31

"Gallery of Scripture Engravings" 2 copies

Sunday School --Literary Journal of Sunday School Teacher's Association, 1859-61

Calendar of Church of the Redemption, Boston, 1928-9

Half Century Memorial, First Universalist, Providence, 1871

Fiftieth Anniversary, Plainfield, NJ 1939; 50 Washington Hights Universalist Directory, 1932

Box 32

Prayer Circle --Prayer Circle minutes; Marriages, Record of 1850-1868

Women's League --Minutes, June 5, 1894 -Sept. 27, 1899

Women's League --Minutes, Nov. 7, 1899 -March 14, 1905

Women's League --Minutes, April 13, 1905 -May 21, 1912

Women's League --Minutes, 1920-24

*Boxes 33-38 comprise historical collections and other printed matter. Scrapbooks are cut apart and foldered

Box 33

Historical Collection --Scrapbook, c. 1890-1919: clippings, programs, etc. (Not in chronological order)

Historical Collection --Scrapbook, c. 1901-04 (undated): clippings, calendars, programs

Box 34

Historical Collections --Scrapbook, c. 1905-11 (undated): clippings, club programs, service leaflets, etc. 2 folders

Historical Collections --Scrapbook (bound), 1915: 40th Anniversary celebration --programs, texts of speeches, pageants, poems

Box 35

Historical Collection --Scrapbook (oversize), 1856-1919: dedication and other programs, clippings, letters. This is a package wrapped in acid-free paper

Box 36

Historical Collection --Scrapbook of Rev. Cornelius Greenway, 1928-30 (3 folders)

Box 37

Historical Collection --Scrapbook (probably Rev. Cornelius Greenway) 1930-32

Box 38

Historical Record --Ledger-type book: minutes, pp 3-5; trustees, 1845-1898, pp 7-8; deacons, 1845-1908, p 13; Sunday School superintendents, 1845-1937, p 17; sextons, 1845-1947, p 23; treasurers, 1845-1881, p 25; clerks, 1845-1902, p 27; history of the church, pp 35- 40