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Adonijah Bidwell sermons, circa 1754-1781.

Identifier: MS5153
Overview Adonijah Bidwell (1716-1784) was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1716 to Thomas and Prudence Bidwell. He attended Yale, graduating in 1740. In 1750 he settled in Tyringham (now Monterey), Massachusetts, as the first pastor. Adonijah Bidwell died in 1784. The collection contains sermon notes and scriptural references for sermons preached by Bidwell at Tyringham.

Berkley, Mass. Congregational Church records, 1737-1949.

Identifier: RG1061
Abstract The First Church of Christ was first gathered in 1737 in the newly incorporated town of Berkley, Massachusetts. In 1737, the town agreed to settle Samuel Tobey, a young graduate of Cambridge. In 1788, Thomas Andros, a self-taught veteran of the American Revolutionary War, was settled in Berkley. The Berkley, Mass. Congregational Church records document the early history, administration, and life of the church and its members. The collection includes financial records, church and parish records,...

Boston, Mass. Old South Church records, 1659-2012.

Identifier: RG0028
Overview Twenty-eight lay members from the First Church in Boston founded the Old South Congregation (originally called the Third Church of Boston) in 1669. This collection includes Church records such as baptismal records, pew proprietor records, membership records, minutes of meetings for church and society, financial and legal, records of various Church committees, ministers, the Prince Library, and published material.

Boston Massacre sermon, circa 1770.

Identifier: MS0818
Overview The author of the manuscript sermon in this collection is unknown and there is no provenance information associated with the collection. The instigating incident behind the writing of the sermon was the Boston Massacre, also known as the Incident on King Street, which occurred on March 5, 1770. The event was widely reported on and further increased tensions between the Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain. This collection consists of a single manuscript sermon written and includes a historical...

Brockton, Mass. First Parish Congregational Church records, 1738-1980.

Identifier: RG0037
Overview The First Parish Congregational Church in Brockton was originally founded as the Fourth Parish Church in Bridgewater in 1737 and formally gathered as such in 1740. The name of the church changed, in 1823, to First Parish Congregational Church to reflect the incorporation of the town of North Bridgewater. In 1827 a portion of the church's membership left to form the South Congregational Church and in 1850 another portion left to form the Porter Evangelical Congregational Church. In 1874 the town...

Cambridge, Mass. First Church records, 1784-1968.

Identifier: RG4935
Overview Cambridge, Massachusetts, was fist settled in 1630 and the first meeting house was erected in 1632. Public worship began in 1633 with Thomas Hooker and the First Church of Cambridge was formally established in 1636 with Thomas Shepard as the first minister. In 1650, 1706, and 1757 the second, third, and fourth meeting houses were constructed. The Parish split in 1829 between Unitarians and traditional Congregationalists after the parish severed its contract with Abiel Holmes over his refusal to...

Dorchester, Boston, Mass. First Church records, 1727-1784.

Identifier: RG0861
Overview In 1631, a log cabin was built to serve as the first meeting house of the recently settled Dorchester Plantation. For its first five years of existence, the parish had two ministers, John Warham and John Maverick. They were followed by Rev. Richard Mather, who served from 1636-1669. The church evolved from a Trinitarian Congregational church, during the pastorate of Thaddeus Mason Harris (1793-1836), to the Unitarian denomination. The First Parish Dorchester Church, now a member of the...

Georgetown, Mass. First Congregational Church records, 1731-1866.

Identifier: RG4967
Overview The First Congregational Church in Georgetown was originally established in 1731 as Rowley West Parish. When the town of Georgetown was incorporated in 1838, the Rowley West Parish was renamed to the First Congregational Church of Georgetown. The collection includes meeting minutes, financial records and valuable vital records.

John Davenport sermon book, 1649-1652.

Identifier: MS5374
Overview John Davenport was born on April 9, 1597 to a wealthy family in England. After becoming an associate of John Preston, Davenport joined the Puritan movement. In 1637 he acquired a patent for a colony in Massachusetts and in 1638 he co-founded the colony of New Haven. In 1668 Davenport became the minister at the First Church in Boston. He died on March 15, 1670. This collection contains a single bound volume of manuscript sermons.

John Marsh sermons, 1774-1776.

Identifier: MS5370
Overview John Marsh was born on November 2, 1742 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard in 1761. On January 12, 1774 John Marsh was ordained as the minister of the First Church of Christ in Wethersfield, Connecticut, a position he kept until his death on September 13, 1821. This collection includes two manuscript sermons.

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Albro, John A. (John Adams), 1799-1866 1
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Holmes, Abiel, 1763-1837 1
Hull, John, 1624-1683 1
Manning, Jacob M. (Jacob Merrill) (1824-1882) 1
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Thatcher, Peter, Jr., 1688-1744 1
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Tobey, Samuel, 1715-1781 1
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Union Society of Marlborough (Marlborough, Mass.) 1
Wise, John, 1652-1725 1
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