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Boston, Mass. Mount Vernon Congregational Church records, 1841-1969.

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Identifier: RG0026
Overview The Mount Vernon Church was founded in 1842 by a group of enthusiastic lay men and women who felt the need of a church in Boston which would lead in the fight against indifference and Unitarianism. They invited the Rev. Edward Norris Kirk, a famous evangelist, to be their pastor. He spent thirty two years in charge of the church, from 1842 until his death in 1874. Unfortunately, most of the records of his pastorate perished in a fire in 1879. He was succeeded by Samuel Edward Herrick, pastor...

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Church records and registers. 367
Small collections. 291
Manuscript collections. 249
Church membership. 96
Associations, institutions, etc. 74
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New England's Hidden Histories. 73
Baptismal records. 68
Missions & missionaries. 67
Marriage records. 61
Church finance. 48
Necrologies. 35
Diaries. 31
Church discipline. 29
Clergy -- Correspondence. 29
Church history. 28
Pews and pew rights. 26
Women -- Societies and clubs. 26
Installation (clergy). 23
Sermons, American. 22
Sunday schools. 22
Ordination. 21
Sermons. 21
Clergy -- United States. 20
Correspondence. 17
Home missions. 16
Scrapbooks. 16
Sermons, American -- Early works to 1800. 16
Church societies. 15
Registers of births, etc. 14
Covenants (Church polity) -- Congregational churches. 13
Covenants (Church polity). 12
Church correspondence. 11
Charities. 10
Worship programs. 9
Baptism. 8
Christian education. 8
Church controversies. 8
Community organization. 8
Creeds. 8
Photographs. 8
Religious institutions. 8
Church architecture -- Designs and plans. 6
Church newsletters. 6
Church polity. 6
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). 6
Corporate minutes. 6
Missionaries -- Correspondence. 6
Music in churches. 6
Women in church work. 6
Excommunication. 5
Fraternal organizations. 5
Unitarian controversy. 5
Anniversaries. 4
Antislavery movements. 4
Baptism and church membership. 4
Chicago (Ill.) -- Church history. 4
Church bells. 4
Church bulletins. 4
Church statistics. 4
Clergy conferences. 4
Congregational churches -- Illinois -- Chicago. 4
Corporation reports -- Religious aspects. 4
Gay rights -- Religious aspects. 4
Genealogy. 4
Indians of North America. 4
Missions -- Africa. 4
Obituaries. 4
Social surveys. 4
Wills. 4
Women -- Religious life. 4
Algonquin Indians. 3
Book collecting. 3
Christian union. 3
Church and state. 3
Church lands. 3
City churches -- Illinois -- Chicago. 3
City missions. 3
Conference proceedings. 3
Congregational churches -- Illinois. 3
Congregational churches -- United States -- History. 3
Congregationalism -- Membership. 3
Constitutions. 3
Education. 3
Granville (Mass.) -- Church history. 3
Indians of North America -- Missions. 3
Lectures and lecturing. 3
Letters. 3
Local Church Histories. 3
Missionaries -- Turkey. 3
Missionaries -- United States. 3
Missionary stories. 3
New England -- Church history. 3
New England -- History. 3
Prayers. 3
Prohibition. 3
Speeches, addresses, etc., American. 3
Theology -- Study and teaching. 3
Women clergy. 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects. 3
Account books. 2
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Names
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 56
Chicago (Ill.) 15
Chicago Theological Seminary 15
Ecclesiastical Council. 12
American Home Missionary Society 8
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United Church Board for World Ministries. 7
Andover Theological Seminary 6
Christian Church (Denomination) 6
Dexter, Henry Martyn, 1821-1890 6
National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States 6
Old South Church (Boston, Mass.) 5
United Church Board for World Missionaries. 5
American Missionary Association. 4
Andover Newton Theological School 4
Brockton (Mass.) 4
Codman, John, 1782-1847 4
Congregational Library (Boston, Mass.) 4
Massachusetts Congregational Christian Conference. 4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (U.S.) 4
Park , Edwards Amasa 4
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.) 4
United Church of Christ 4
Badger, Stephen 3
Beecher, Edward 3
Bethany Congregational Church (Montpelier, Vt.) 3
Boston Seaman's Friend Society. 3
Cambridge (Mass.) 3
Clarke, Jonas Bowen. 3
Congregational Christian Historical Society 3
Congregational Churches. 3
Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758 3
Evangelical and Reformed Church 3
Fagley, Frederick Louis, 1879-1958 3
First Church (Charlestown, Boston, Mass.) 3
First Church (Ipswich, Mass.) 3
First Congregational Church (Natick, Mass.) 3
General Association of Illinois 3
General Conference of the German Evangelical Congregational Churches of North America. 3
German Congregational Church. 3
Minister's Club (Boston, Mass.) 3
Missionary Society of Connecticut 3
North Bridgewater (Mass.) 3
Peabody, Oliver William Bourn 3
Pilgrim Memorial Church (Pittsfield, Mass.) 3
South Church (Salem, Mass.) 3
Sturtevant, J. M. (Julian Monson), 1834-1921 3
Taylor, Richard H. ((Richard Henry), ) 3
Tenney, Samuel 3
United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns 3
United Church of Christ. Massachusetts Conference 3
Wood, Robert Watson 3
Abington (Mass.) 2
Albro, John A. (John Adams), 1799-1866 2
Allin, John 2
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Japan Mission 2
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Prudential Committee. 2
American Congregational Union. 2
American Education Society. 2
American Tract Society 2
Anderson, Rufus 2
Arlington (Mass.) 2
Barnard, John 2
Barnstable (Mass.) 2
Barton, William Eleazar 2
Bascom, Flavel, 1804-1890 2
Baxter, Joseph, 1676-1745 2
Beckwith, Kenneth D., 1896- 2
Beecher, Henry Ward 2
Berkeley Temple Congregational Church (Boston, Mass.) 2
Bethany Church (Montpelier, Vt.) 2
Broadway Tabernacle (New York, N.Y.) 2
Brooks, Phillips 2
Bushnell, Horace 2
Butman, Harry R. 2
Cherokee Association of Congregational Churches (Iowa) 2
Chicago Congregational Union. 2
Church in Brattle Square (Boston, Mass.) 2
Church of Christ at Concord (Concord, Mass.) 2
Clarendon Congregational Church (Hyde Park, Boston, Mass.) 2
Clark, Joseph S. (Joseph Sylvester) 2
Community Renewal Society (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Congregational Association of Detroit. 2
Congregational Christian Service Committee 2
Congregational Church (Sturbridge, Mass.) 2
Congregational Conference of Ohio. 2
Congregational Home Missionary Society 2
Congregational Publishing Society 2
Conrad, Arcturus Z. (Arcturus Zodiac) 2
Dartmouth College 2
Doane, Carla Strong 2
Doane, Edward Topping 2
Eliot, John 2
Emmons, Nathanael 2
Finney, Charles G. 2
First Church (Newton, Mass.) 2
First Church of Christ (Granville, Mass.) 2
First Congregational Church (Brimfield, Mass.) 2
First Congregational Church (Rockport, Mass.) 2
First Congregational Church and Society (Taunton, Mass.) 2
First Congregational Church of Monee (Monee, Ill.) 2
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