bMS 693

First Universalist Mission Society of New York City. Records, 1869-1922.

Summary Information:

  • Call Number: bMS 693
  • Title: First Universalist Mission Society of New York City. Records, 1869-1922.
  • Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
  • Quantity: 3 boxes

Administrative Information:

  • Acquisition Information: Gift of the Fourth Universalist Society of New York, 2006.
  • Access: There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Historical Note:

The First Universalist Mission Society of New York City, also known as the Brevoort Mission, was established in 1858 and incorporated in 1869. It was founded by Elisha Hebbard as a denominational charity. In 1919, the mission changed its name to the Prescott Mission, after the building in which it was housed.

Scope and Content Note:

The bulk of this collection consists of record books that include by-laws, minutes, treasurer's reports, and financial records. The collection also contains deeds and maintenance records (described as facilities papers).

Container List:

  • bMS 693/1 (1) Letterpress book, 1869-1873.
  • bMS 693/1 (2) Record book, 1869-1904. Includes by-laws, minutes, and treasurer's reports.
  • bMS 693/2 (1) Record book, 1905-1919. Includes minutes and financial records.
  • bMS 693/3 (1) Our Mission, 1906-1907.
  • bMS 693/3 (2) Facilities papers, 1918-1922. Includes correspondence.
  • bMS 693/3 (3) Facilities papers, 1918-1922. Includes correspondence.