Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1730-1979

About this Collection

Creator
Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Type
Minutes.Yearbooks.Account books.Bills (financial)Receipts.Checks.Sermons.
Collection Title
Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1730-1979
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
52 boxes.
Repository
Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990006038780203941

Content Notes

Records of the Arlington Street Church and its predecessor the Federal Street Church. General correspondence, 1805-1879; general church records, 1734-1952; yearbooks, 1865-1915; committee minutes, including Proprietors and Prudential; parish lists, 1824-1960; marriages, funerals, and christenings; Sunday School records; pew records; and financial records, 1805-1954. There are also papers relating to the construction of the church building on Arlington Street.

Biographical Notes

Unitarian Universalist church. Founded in 1729 by Irish immigrants who used a presbyterian form of church government. In 1786 it adopted a congregational polity. Known first as "the Presbyterian Church in Long Lane" and later as the Federal Street Church. In 1862 the church moved to a new building on Arlington Street in the Back Bay section of Boston, and its name became the Arlington Street Church.