COLLECTION GUIDES

1650-1970

Guide to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

The records of Second Church document the history of the church, a Congregational and later Unitarian church, the second to be established in Boston. The collection includes proprietors, treasurer, and committee records, ministers' papers, records of various charitable groups, and records of churches which later merged with Second Church.

Historical Timelines

Second Church (Boston, Mass.) Timeline

1649
The Second Church, Boston, founded.
1649-1650
Church's first meetinghouse built at head of North Square (in the North End). Visiting clergymen serve the parish. The church building was referred to as the "Old North Meeting House."
1676
Fire destroys first meetinghouse.
1677
Church's meetinghouse rebuilt (second structure) on site of previous meetinghouse.
1714
Some members split off from the Second Church to form the New North Church.
1719
The New Brick Church formed by separation of its members from the New North Church. (Later the New Brick Church merges with Second Church.)
Jan. 1776
British troops tear down the second meetinghouse and use it for firewood.
Mar. 1776
Second Church accepts an invitation from the New Brick (also called the "Cockerel" Church) Church to hold combined services. New Brick Church located on Middle Street. (Middle St. is made part of Hanover St., 6 July 1824.)
27 June 1779
Second Church and New Brick Church merge. (New Brick's church on Hanover Street should be considered Second Church's third structure.)
1802
Church doctrine shifts to Unitarianism.
1844
Church building on Hanover Street "demolished."
1845
New church on Hanover Street dedicated. (This was the fourth structure of Second Church.)
Name changed to The Second Church.
27 May 1846
Cornerstone laid for Church of the Savior. (Later this Church unites with Second Church.)
10 Nov. 1847
Dedication of Church of the Savior
1849
Church purchases Freeman Place Chapel. (This was the fifth structure of Second Church.)
Fourth Church building on Hanover Street sold to a Methodist congregation.
1854
Second Church unites with the Church of Our Savior. The combined congregation meets in the Meeting House of the Church of the Savior on Bedford Street. (This was the sixth structure of Second Church.)
Second Church sells Freeman Place Chapel.
1872
Second Church's building on Bedford Street is taken down, and the land is sold.
1873
Second Church's structure from Bedford Street reassembled with slight modifications at Copley Square.
17 Sep. 1873
Cornerstone of Second Church building laid at Copley Square.
15 Feb. 1874
Chapel of Copley Square structure dedicated.
4 Nov. 1874
Church at Copley Square dedicated. (This was the seventh structure of Second Church.)
1913
Church purchases property at corner of Beacon Street and Park Drive.
1914
Church built at 874 Beacon Street. Designed in the Georgian Colonial style, its architect was Ralph Adams Cram. (This was the eighth structure of Second Church.)
1 Feb. 1970
Second Church unites with First Church to form Boston First and Second Church.

Second Church Ministers

1655-1673
John Mayo
1664-1723
Increase Mather
1685-1728
Cotton Mather
1723-1748
Joshua Gee
1732-1741
Samuel Mather
1747-1768
Samuel Checkley, Jr.
1768-1816
John Lathrop
1817-1830
Henry Ware, Jr.
1829-1832
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1833-1874
Chandler Robbins
1876-1878
Robert Laird Collier
1880-1892
Edward Augustus Horton
1893-1913
Thomas Van Ness
1914-1919
Samuel Raymond Maxwell
1920-1929
Eugene Rodman Shippen
1931-1932
Dudley Hays Ferrell
1933-1940
DuBois LeFevre
1941-1945
Walton E. Cole
1947-1949
G. Ernest Lynch, Jr.
1950-1957
Clayton Brooks Hale
1958-1964
John Nicholls Booth
1964-1970
John K. Hammon

New Brick Church Ministers

1722-1727
William Waldron
1728-1753
William Welsteed (also Welsted)
1738-1753
Ellis Gray
1754-1777
Ebenezer Pemberton

Names of Second Church

1649
Society of the Second Church in Boston
1786
Second Church in Boston
1824
The Second Church and Society of Boston
1845
The Second Church

Sources

Worthley, Harold Field. An Inventory of the Records of the Particular (Congregational) Churches of Massachusetts Gathered 1620-1805. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970.

Collection Description

The records of Second Church (Boston, Mass.) consist of 111 cased volumes, 43 boxes, and 1 oversize box. The collection has been organized into fourteen series: Church Records, Treasurer's Records, Proprietors' Records, Committee Records, Legal Records, Records of Church Clubs and Organizations, Ministers' Papers, Records of the Church Historian, Calendars/Newsletters, Scrapbooks, Printed Materials, New Brick Church Records, Freeman Place Chapel Records, and Church of the Savior Records. Many of the series have been subdivided into bound volumes and loose papers.

The types of records to be found in the collection include, but are not limited to, the following: early record books; member lists; vital statistics, including baptism, church admission, marriage, dismissal, funeral, and death records; accounts; receipts; checks; poor records; memorial fund records; correspondence; pew accounts; pew deeds; committee reports; meeting minutes and summaries; annual reports; proxies; charters; land deeds; insurance policies; building plans; charitable records; library records; Sunday school records; sermons; weekly calendars and newsletters; scrapbooks; clippings; newspapers; programs; guides; and pamphlets.

The Church Records series contains the earliest volume of church records, a list of members, 1650-1741, kept by Cotton Mather.

The General Accounts subseries contains a 1774 account by Samuel Ridgway, a member of Second Church, who tallies in detail his losses, "since the Port of Boston was Shut up in June 1774" by British troops. Among the losses listed are "Sundrys stolen out of my Shop and Store in the Siege Suppose by the Regulars," "one Dwelling House Two Rooms on a Floor and Two Stories high," and the cost of "removing my Goods and family out of Boston and Back again."

The Records of Church Clubs and Organizations series contains records concerning the charitable groups and activities of the church. Charitable groups include the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, the Board of Charity, the Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture, the Ladies Benevolent Society, and the Second Church Club.

The Ministers' Papers series contains a letter from Samuel Mather, Second Church's fifth minister, to the "Committee" of the church, defending himself against "the Aspersions unjustly cast on me," which led to his dismissal, ca. 1741.

The Ministers' Papers series also contains documents relating to the ministry of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1829-1832, including correspondence, reports, and printed materials documenting his ordination. Correspondence includes his letter accepting the position of junior pastor at Second Church, 1829, and his letter of resignation, 1832. Also included is a manuscript copy of the original text of his speech on the Lord's supper, Sep. 1832, that led to his resignation.

Standing Committee, Proprietors', Building Committee, and Freeman Place Chapel records document a long-running controversy concerning Second Church buildings, 1844-1850. The construction of a new church on the site of the old New Brick Church on Hanover Street in 1845 caused many members to leave the church, the society to plunge into debt, and internal conflict to arise, instigating the resignation of Rev. Chandler Robbins. The sale of the new building on Hanover St. and the purchase of Freeman Place Chapel resolved the conflict and prompted Robbins to remain as pastor. Of particular interest is Robbins' letter of resignation, 21 June 1848, in Proprietors' loose papers.

The collection also contains records of New Brick Church and Church of the Savior, both of which were absorbed by Second Church. These records include accounts, proprietors' and standing committee records, vital statistics, pew accounts and deeds, and ministers' papers.

Arrangement

Volume designations (numbers and some letters) assigned prior to processing reflect the original physical order of volumes and have been preserved. In the box list (below), the volumes are listed chronologically within each series, but are arranged by volume number or letter on the shelves, with letters following numbers.

Original folio and box designations have been discarded and the materials have been integrated into the new series arrangement. See the legacy shelf order list for a list of volumes, folios, and boxes as they were organized prior to processing, which also reflects the current physical arrangement of volumes and the new locations of folios and boxes.

Acquisition Information

The records of the Second Church of Boston were placed on deposit at the Massachusetts Historical Society in three installments: in March 1929 by Second Church and in December 1971 and February 1991 by First and Second Church. Vol. 114 (Standing Committee records, 1961-1963) was received from Adams & Blinn, July 1967. Vol. 11 was deposited in Apr. 2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Church Records, 1650-1970

Church records document membership, early church meetings and business, and vital church functions, such as baptisms and marriages, and consist of both bound volumes and loose papers. The bulk of these records are in bound volumes, 1650-1970, including early record books; early accounts; member lists; meeting minutes and summaries; and records of baptisms, admissions, marriages, and deaths. Loose papers, 1666-1966, include member lists, christening and baptism records, and two index card files of members, deceased members, addresses, and various topics. Loose papers also contain the records of wedding and funeral records that were removed from church historian files. Most of the marriages documented by these records were conducted at Second Church, but some were conducted elsewhere by Second Church ministers. See also records of the church historian for papers relating to membership requirements.

A. Bound Volumes, 1650-1970

Box 1Folder 1Vol. 2
Record book, list of members, 1650-1741Compiled by Cotton Mather, 1682-1741.
Vol. 2ABox 1Folder 2
Manuscript copy of Vol. 2
(Record book, list of members, 1650-1741)
Vol. 8
Record book, 1650-1808

Transcription of Covenant, (1650)

Declaration of Faith, (1786)

Admission records, 1655-1808

Baptisms, 1689-1741

Vol. 1
Record book, 1662-1741(Note: loose documents removed to Box 1, Folder 1)

Accounts, 1662-1675

Members, 1663-1741

Some minutes/summaries, 1662-1673

Box 1Folder 3
Loose documents removed from Vol. 1
Box 1Folder 4
Manuscript copy of an excerpt of Vol. 1
(Record book, list of members, 1663-1741)
Vol. 3
Record book, 1673-1685

Baptisms, 1673-1689

Members, 1655-1675

Includes a list of early members, 1655-1669, with notes on their status. Also includes lists of members for 1673 and 1675.

Minutes/summaries of meetings, 1662-1673

Vol. 4
Baptisms and admissions, 1689-1716
Vol. 5
Baptisms and admissions, 1717-1741

Includes some notes from church meetings.

Vol. 6
Record book, 1741-1816

Dismissals, 1741

Members, 1741-1742

Baptisms, 1741-1816

Admissions, 1741-1816

Meeting minutes, 1741-1816

Vol. 7
Record book, 1768-1815

Marriages, 1768-1815

Deaths, 1768-1815

Vol. 9
Record book, 1775-1833

Summaries of meetings, 1816-1833

Members, 1775-1830

Marriages, 1816-1833

Baptisms, 1816-1832

Deaths, 1816-1833

Box 1Folder 5
"Church Book," 1794-1815(Possibly kept by John Lathrop)

Members, 1794-1815

"Declaration of Faith"

"The Form of Admission and the Covenant"

Vol. 10
Record book, 1833-1872

Summaries of meetings, 1833-1872

Members (lists), 1834-1872

Marriages, 1833-1872

Vol. 14
Record book, 1844-1899

Includes summaries of meetings and pastors' talks at Friday evening meetings.

Vol. C
Record book, 1875-1947

Also includes lists of ministers and deacons.

Baptisms, 1876-1947

Marriages, 1876-1941

Deaths, 1876-1944

Admissions, 1875-1927

Vol. 98
Marriages, 1881- 1903(Performed by Edward A. Horton)(Due to mildew damage, the covers of this volume were removed and discarded.)
Vol. D
Record book, 1893-1969

Admissions, 1893-1969

Marriages, 1893-1912

Vol. 99
Marriages, 1903-1925(Performed by Edward A. Horton)(Due to mildew damage, the covers of this volume were removed and discarded.)
Vol. 11
Dedications, weddings, funerals, 1958-1970

(Volume number assigned by MHS)

This volume contains records of dedications of children, Sep. 1958-Dec. 1969, marriages, June 1958-Dec. 1969, and funerals, July 1958-Jan. 1970, performed by John Nicholls Booth and John Kohlsaat Hammon.

Deposited in Apr. 2010.

B. Loose Papers, 1666-1966

Box 1Folder 6
Member lists, 1833; 1958-1961
Box 1Folder 7
Christenings and baptisms, 1666-1669; 1921-1939
Box 1Folder 8
Funerals, 1954-1958

(Removed from Church Historian Files)

Box 1Folder 9
Wedding records, 1926-1952

(Removed from Church Historian Files)

Box 1Folder 10
Wedding certificates, 1950-1966

(Removed from Church Historian Files)

Box 1Folder 11
Miscellaneous loose documents (4), n.d., 1677
Box 2Folder 1-3
Index file, card file of members and addresses, ca. 1908
Box 2Folder 4-6
Index file, card file of deceased members and some topics, 1940s

II. Treasurer's Records, 1711-1968

It was the responsibility of the treasurer to pay bills and taxes assessed to the corporation, receive rents, and issue receipts. The treasurer was required to keep accounts for each proprietor of pews. The treasurer executed and signed the deeds of the pews, kept a register of deeds of pews, and sold at public auction pews for which taxes equal to the sum for the whole year had not been paid.

Treasurer's records include both bound and loose general accounts, 1711-1968, pew accounts, 1755-1918, and pew deeds, 1795-1871.

A. General Accounts, 1711-1968

General accounts include both bound volumes and loose papers. Bound volumes, 1711-1968, include account books, receipt books, treasurer's correspondence, poor fund records, some pew accounts, and memorial fund records. Loose papers, 1718-1964, include accounts, receipts, treasurer's correspondence, checks, and treasurer's annual reports. With the exception of checks and annual reports, all loose general accounts items have been interfiled in one chronological sequence.

General accounts include documentation of Second Church's payments for a variety of goods and services, including printing, singing, taxes, foodstuffs, coal, and utilities. Building maintenance and repairs were constant expenses, and the costs of new construction dominate the records in the years surrounding the construction of new churches in 1845 and 1874.

i. Bound Volumes, 1711-1968

Vol. 1A
Account book, 1711-1714

Includes "Sacramental Stock."

Vol. 5A
Account book, 1721-1776

Includes accounts relating to communion stock, 1722-1776.

Accounts, 1721-1776

Cellar accounts, 1767-1770

Names of purchasers of pews, 1721

Vol. 5B
Extra Tall
Account book, 1729-1813

Includes accounts relating to "Poor stock and sacramental stock," 1733-1813, and list of church silver and benefactors, 1729.

Vol. 12A
Account book, 1747-1755

Includes general accounts, receipts, and pew accounts.

Vol. 25
Extra Tall
Account book, 1774-1790

Accounts, 1774-1790

Pew receipts and accounts, 1774-1788

Vol. 26
Extra Tall
Account book, 1791-1806

Also includes memorandum about accounts and pews and some receipts, 1791-1800.

Accounts, 1791-1803, 1803-1806

Pew receipts and accounts, 1791-1805

Vol. 9A
Treasurer's receipt book, 1805-1842
Vol. 27
Extra Tall
Treasurer's records, 1806-1822

Pew accounts, 1806-1821

Accounts, 1806-1822

Vol. 13
Cashbook, 1813-1895

(Loose records, 1877-1885, removed to General Accounts)

Includes Poor's Fund, 1829-1865, and description of the silver plate of the Second Church, 1825.

Vol. 31
Extra Tall
Treasurer's records, 1822-1857

Pew accounts, 1822-1857

Accounts, 1822-1834

Vol. 33
Treasurer's account book, 1832-1895
Vol. 16A
Treasurer's receipts, 1842-1870
Vol. 50
Treasurer's records, 1895-1916
Vol. 84
Treasurer's correspondence, 1895-1900Letterpress copies of letters sent by Luke P. Willard.

(Loose "List of pew tax bills, 1905" removed to pew accounts)

Includes an index at the front of the volume.

Vol. 85
Treasurer's correspondence, 1900-1913Letterpress and carbon copies of letters sent by Luke P. Willard and Charles A. Rogers.

(Loose records, 1913-1915, removed to Standing Committee)

Includes an index at the front of the volume.

Vol. B
Memorial fund, 1961-1968

Includes a list of donors. The title on the cover is "Gifts in Memoriam."

ii. Loose Papers, 1718-1964

Box 3
General accounts, 1718-1823
Box 4
General accounts, 1824-1834
Box 5
General accounts, 1835-1845
Box 6
General accounts, 1846-1876
Box 7Folder 1-4
General accounts, 1877-1915
Box 7Folder 5-6
Checks, 1863-1878
Box 7Folder 7-20
Treasurer's reports, 1832-1964

B. Pew Accounts, 1755-1918

Pew accounts, both bound volumes, 1755-1918, and loose papers, 1779-1913, include records, receipts, tax rolls, assessments, and treasurer's correspondence concerning pews. See also records concerning the construction and/or maintenance of pews in building committee records, and bound general accounts, for additional pew accounts. See also New Brick Church records and Church of the Savior records for pew accounts prior to each church's merger with Second Church.

i. Bound Volumes, 1755-1918

Vol. 23
Extra Tall
Pew accounts, 1755-1774
Vol. 32
Extra Tall
Pew accounts, 1861-1893
Vol. A
Extra Tall
Pew accounts, 1895-1918

ii. Loose Papers, 1779-1913

Box 8
Pew accounts, 1779-1913

C. Pew Deeds, 1783-1871

Pew deeds include both bound volumes and loose papers. Bound volumes, 1795-1871, are organized either chronologically or by pew number. Loose deeds, ca. 1783-1845, are organized alphabetically by the last name of the person to whom the deed was issued. In instances of a deed being issued to two people, the deed is filed alphabetically under the first name. This subseries contains only those documents clearly marked as deeds. For earlier documentation of pew holders, see pew receipts in pew accounts.

i. Bound Volumes, 1795-1871

Vol. 12 B
Pew deeds, 1795-1822

(Arranged by pew number)

Vol. 28
Pew deeds, 1812-1823

(Arranged by pew number)

Vol. 29
Pew deeds, 1823-1828

(See Box 9, Folder 1 for index)

(Arranged by pew number)

Box 9Folder 1
Index to Vol. 29 (Pew deeds, 1823-1828)
Vol. 30
Pew deeds, 1828-1840

(See Vol. 63 below for index)

(Arranged by pew number)

Vol. 63Box 9Folder 2
Index to Vol. 30 (Pew deeds, 1828-1840)
Vol. 37
Pew deeds, 1851-1854

(Arranged by pew number)

Vol. 34
Pew deeds, 1854-1871

(See Box 9, Folder 3 for index)

(Arranged by pew number)

Box 9Folder 3
Index to Vol. 34 (Pew deeds, 1854-1871)
Vol. 62Box 9Folder 4
Pew agreements, 1823-1825

ii. Loose Papers, ca. 1783-1845

Arranged alphabetically.

Box 9Folder 5-16
Pew Deeds, A-F
Box 10
Pew Deeds, G-N
Box 11
Pew Deeds, P-W

III. Proprietors' Records, 1719-1955

In the "Act of Incorporation" (1825), the Proprietors of Pews were formally recognized as an association--the Second Church--and given the right to hold and acquire real estate, make rules and by-laws, choose officers, and raise money for the church and its edifice. Every proprietor was entitled to one vote for each pew he owned. An annual meeting was held in April throughout the nineteenth century, and annually in January later in the twentieth century. Proprietors established the tariff of taxes based on a rate on the relative value of the pews.

Proprietors' records include both bound volumes and loose papers. Bound volumes, 1719-1942, include records, minutes, and reports (from bodies including the Standing Committee, Sunday School, Board of Investment, and Benevolent Society). Loose papers, 1822-1955, include records, some committee reports (most are filed elsewhere by committee) and correspondence, and annual meeting minutes and records. See also treasurer's, committee, club, and organizational records for annual reports submitted to the proprietors. See also legal records for proprietors' meetings proxies.

A. Bound Volumes, 1719-1942

Vol. 12
Proprietors' records, 1719-1803
Vol. 19
Proprietors' records, minutes, 1804-1845
Vol. 20
Proprietors' records, minutes, 1845-1873
Vol. 18
Proprietors' records, minutes, 1873-1897
Vol. 100
Proprietors' records, committee minutes and reports, 1900-1918

Also includes Standing Committee, Sunday School, Board of Investment, and Benevolent Society records.

Vol. 101
Proprietors' records, committee minutes and reports, 1918-1929
Vol. 102
Proprietors' records, committee minutes and reports, 1930-1937
Vol. 103
Proprietors' records, committee minutes and reports, 1939-1942

(Note: loose documents removed to Box 12, Folder 1)

Box 12Folder 1
Loose documents removed from Vol. 103

B. Loose Papers, 1822-1955

Box 12Folder 2-9
Proprietors' records, 1822-1918
Box 12Folder 10-18
Annual meeting minutes and records, 1918; 1929-1955

IV. Committee Records, 1801-1964

Note: Committee reports can also be found in bound volumes of Proprietors' and Standing Committee records.

A. Standing Committee, 1801-1964

The Standing Committee of the Second Church was comprised of the treasurer, a clerk, and a committee of seven people, elected by the proprietors. The Standing Committee was responsible for managing the property and the financial matters of Second Church by examining the treasurer's accounts annually and reporting on them at the proprietors' annual meeting. The Standing Committee appointed a sexton, arranged the music for services, assessed taxes [on pews], and purchased and sold pews. The Standing Committee met "as often as once in three months" and was required to keep a "book of record."

Standing Committee records include both bound volumes and loose papers. Bound volumes, 1801-1963, contain the records of the committee including minutes, reports, resolutions, clippings, and correspondence. Loose papers, 1805-1964, contain records, correspondence, committee reports, annual reports, and minutes.

i. Bound Volumes, 1801-1963

Vol. 15
Standing Committee records, 1801-1824
Vol. 16
Standing Committee records, 1825-1845
Vol. 17
Standing Committee records, 1845-1872
Vol. 17A
Standing Committee records, 1872-1897
Vol. 104
Standing Committee records, 1897-1914

(Note: loose documents removed to Box 13, Folder 1)

Box 13Folder 1
Loose documents removed from Vol. 104
Vol. 105
Standing Committee records, 1914-1920
Vol. 106
Standing Committee records, 1920-1926

(Note: loose documents removed to Box 13, Folder 2)

Box 13Folder 2
Loose documents removed from Vol. 106
Vol. 107
Standing Committee records, 1926-1931
Vol. 108
Standing Committee records, 1932-1937
Vol. 109
Standing Committee records, 1937-1942
Box 13Folder 3
Loose documents removed from Vol. 109
Vol. 110
Standing Committee records, 1944-1948
Vol. 111
Standing Committee records, 1949-1953
Vol. 112
Standing Committee records, 1954-1957
Vol. 113
Standing Committee records, 1957-1960
Vol. 114
Standing Committee records, 1961-1963

ii. Loose Papers, 1805-1964

Box 13Folder 4-20
Standing Committee records, 1805-1850
Box 14
Standing Committee records, 1851-1959
Box 15Folder 1-6
Standing Committee annual reports, 1844-1951
Box 15Folder 7-18
Standing Committee minutes, 1914-1964

B. Building Committee, 1818-1886

Building Committee records concern the construction and maintenance of church properties, including committee reports, plans and drawings, correspondence, and accounts and receipts settled by the Building Committee. There is one bound volume of Building Committee accounts. Also included are reverse copies of cornerstone engravings, and prayers offered at the dedication of the Copley Square building. See also Treasurer's, Proprietors, and Standing Committee Records for related materials.

Vol. 46
Building committee, account book, 1873-1874
Box 16Folder 1-5
Records, 1818-1886
Box 16Folder 6-7
Accounts and receipts, 1844-1874

C. Finance Committee, 1954-1956

The Finance Committee was responsible for examining the treasurer's records and providing an annual report on the fiscal state of the church for the prior year and budget recommendations for the next.

Box 16Folder 8

D. Music Committee, 1818-1890; 1952-1955

The Music Committee was responsible for providing music for Second Church services. Music Committee records include correspondence, and reports. Also included are records of the earlier Singing Committee, as well as the Hymnbook Committee, and organ subscribers. See also the records of the church historian for additional papers on singing in Second Church.

Box 16Folder 9-14

E. Parish Committee, 1927-1936

The Parish Committee was started for the purpose of soliciting funds from parishioners and easing the church's financial difficulty. Records include one bound volume of meeting minutes and clippings, as well as loose correspondence and notes.

Vol. 138
Parish Committee records, 1928-1936

(Volume number assigned by MHS)

Box 16Folder 15
Papers removed from Parish Committee records, 1928-1936
Box 16Folder 16
Records, 1927-1930

F. Religious Education Committee, 1941-1955

The Religious Education Committee oversaw the church school and educational groups including the Lathrop Club, the Emerson Guild, the Wolf Club, the Cotton Mather Guild, and the Revere Club. The series contains annual reports from both the Religious Education Committee and the groups it oversaw.

v16Folder 17

V. Legal Records, 1721-1958

A. Charters, 1786-1912

Second Church was acknowledged as a corporate body by the legislature on four occasions, in 1786, 1824, 1845, and 1912. This series contains manuscript and photostatic copies of the charter bills enacted by the state legislature.

Box 17Folder 1-4

B. Deeds, 1724, 1832

This series contains two deeds for land belonging to Second Church. See also pew deeds.

Box 17Folder 5

C. Insurance Policies, 1825-1856

This series includes fire insurance policies issued to Second Church by the Global Fire and Marine Insurance, Franklin Insurance, and Merchant's Insurance companies.

Box 17Folder 6-7

D. Proxies, 1816-1958

Proxies enabled proprietors of Second Church, in the event that they could not attend an annual proprietors meeting, to designate a representative to vote on their behalf. Proxies are organized chronologically and alphabetically within the same date.

Box 17Folder 8-12

VI. Records of Church Clubs and Organizations, 1719-1955

A. Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1818-1881; 1943-1955

The Second Church branch of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches was organized in 1834 to support, through subscriptions, the Unitarian ministry at large, including such activities as the Hancock Sunday School and other parish charities. The branch continued its work into the twentieth century, sponsoring services for the poor and for college students at chapels and campuses around the city. Upon its incorporation in 1834, the branch assumed the accounts and responsibilities of the Evangelical Treasury, which had been organized for a similar purpose. Evangelical Treasury records are included in this series.

Records include one volume of Evangelical Treasury and Benevolent Fraternity meeting minutes and records, as well as loose correspondence, accounts of subscriptions, and reports. See also the Board of Charity for records of donations to the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches. See also printed materials.

Vol. 83
Records, 1824-1881
Box 18Folder 1-3
Loose records, 1818-1841; 1943-1955

B. Board of Charity, 1855-1895

The Second Church Board of Charity was organized in 1855 for the purpose of coordinating the charitable donations of the members of the church. The Board of Charity oversaw donations for the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, as well as other causes sponsored by Second Church including the Sunday School, the South End Industrial School, the Ladies Benevolent Society, various holiday celebrations, the American Unitarian Association, the Women's Alliance, and various missions. Records include correspondence and annual reports.

Box 18Folder 4

C. Board of Trustees, 1937-1955

A Memorial Endowment Fund was established in trust for the Second Church in 1937 and was overseen by the board of trustees. The trustees were charged with investing the fund and distributing the profits to the treasurer for the maintenance of Second Church, as they saw fit. Board of trustees records include the Declaration of Trust, correspondence, reports, and fund accounts.

Box 18Folder 5

D. Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture, 1719-1914

A collaborative effort of several Boston churches (including Second Church, First Church, Old South Church, New South Church, and the Arlington Street Church), the lectures or sermons raised funds to benefit the poor. Cotton Mather gave the first recorded lecture in 1720. By 1860, one lecture was given each year, but was still called the Quarterly Charity Lecture. The funds raised at each lecture were divided among the affiliated churches, and the churches donated the proceeds to various charitable causes and organizations. Records include three volumes of records including minutes, lecture summaries, and accounts, as well as loose correspondence and reports.

Vol. 21
Records, 1719-1873

Includes minutes and summaries of lectures.

Vol. 21ABox 18Folder 6
[Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture] memorandum book, 1766-1785

Lists funds collected at monthly meetings and names of people to whom funds were distributed.

Vol. 22
Records [minutes], 1874-1914
Box 18Folder 7
Loose records, 1827-1845

E. Ladies Benevolent Society, 1878-1886

The Ladies Benevolent Society held weekly sewing circle social meetings for the purposes of fostering community, giving employment in sewing to poor women, and producing clothing for sale and donation. Records include loose correspondence, reports, and accounts. See also Board of Charity for records of donations to the Ladies Benevolent Society.

Box 18Folder 8-9

F. Library, 1727-1855

Ministers Joshua Gee and Cotton Mather founded the Second Church Library in 1727 for the purpose of providing members of the church with access to religious texts. A bound volume includes an account of the library's founding, a register of patrons and books bestowed, and loose records include correspondence and reports.

See also Sunday school series below for Sunday school library records.

Box 18Folder 10
Library, register book, ca. 1727-1748

(Formerly Folio 24)

Includes an account of the founding of the library, a list of patrons, and a list of books bestowed on the library.

Box 18Folder 11
Loose library records, 1823-1855

G. Post Office Mission, 1921-1935

The Second Church Post Office Mission spread the word of the Unitarian faith via mailings of sermons intended to help establish correspondence with interested parties. Correspondents ranged from Boston to India. One bound volume of meeting and annual reports includes summaries of the mission's activities, tallies of materials sent, and accounts.

Vol. 94

H. The Second Church Club, 1915-1920

The women of Second Church organized the Second Church Club as a social and philanthropic group to meet twice monthly. Home Relief and Foreign Relief Committees sewed and distributed clothing in Boston and abroad and a Civics Committee arranged guest speakers. One volume of minutes and reports includes descriptions of club activities and club accounts listing donations both to and from the club.

Box 18Folder 12-13

I. Sunday School, 1823-1896

The Hancock Sunday School was founded in 1823, and by 1865 it was simply known as the Second Church Sunday School. Seven bound volumes of records include lists of students and teachers, attendance records, minutes, and school library records. Loose papers include correspondence, printed materials, school bills, receipts, and accounts. See also printed materials for additional Sunday School materials.

Vol. 95
Hancock Sunday School, list of scholars, 1823-1832

Includes a list of some teachers, 1832.

Vol. 96
[Hancock] Sunday School minute book, 1829-1831
Vol. 97Box 18Folder 14
Hancock Sunday School, records, 1831-1833
Vol. 47
Hancock Sunday School Library, 1853-1861

Includes some Sunday School attendance records.

Vol. 48
Hancock Sunday School Teachers, minutes, 1853-1862
Vol. 35
Sunday School Library, 1865-1878

Includes names of students and teachers.

Vol. 49
Sunday School, 1880-1896

List of pastor, superintendents, teachers, 1880-1896

List of pupils, 1880-1889

Box 18Folder 15-16
Loose Sunday School records, 1832-1881

J. Tuesday Evening Club, 1940-1954

Mrs. DuBois LeFevre founded the Tuesday Evening Club in 1935 for sociability and work to benefit the church. Activities of the club included sewing, providing food for the annual meeting and other church events, corresponding with servicemen, and planning and attending recitals at Second Church. Records include annual reports of the club to the proprietors.

Box 18Folder 17

K. Women's National Alliance, 1897-1955

The Women's National Alliance was born of the American Unitarian Association. In 1888, members of the AUA's Women's Auxiliary became sufficiently frustrated with their parent organization, in particular its reluctance to turn over the fruits of its fundraising efforts, and organized the Women's National Alliance of Unitarian and Other Liberal Christian Women. The purpose of the Alliance was to improve the religious life of Unitarian churches by bringing women into more active roles. Activities included fundraising through food sales, volunteering with the Red Cross, organizing an open house, and overseeing the Junior Alliance.

Records include one bound volume of "Second Church reminiscences" and loose papers including the Alliance constitution, the by-laws of the Second Church branch, a typescript history of the Alliance, secretary reports, annual reports of the Alliance and the Junior Alliance, and a list of members. See also records of the church historian for additional papers concerning the Women's Alliance.

Vol. 93
Women's National Alliance, "Second Church Reminiscences, copies of papers read at a meeting," 1897
Vol. 139
Women's National Alliance, Secretary's reports, 1 May 1916 to 2 May 1921

(Volume number assigned by MHS)

Box 18Folder 18-19
Records, 1899; 1931-1955
Box 18Folder 20
List of members, 1904-1905

VII. Ministers' Papers, 1677-1961

Ministers' papers include bound and unbound manuscript copies of sermons by Second Church ministers, as well as sermon notes, correspondence, papers relating to ordinations, and other papers. See also records of the church historian and printed materials for additional materials relating to Second Church ministers.

A. Notes on Sermons, 1690-1700

Two volumes of notes on sermons, of which one is signed Nicholas Cook, include longhand (and some cipher) notes on sermons.

Vol. 3A
Notes on sermons [manuscript notes], 1690
Vol. 3B
Notes on sermons [manuscript notes], compiled by Nicholas Cook, 1699-1700

B. Samuel Mather, ca. 1741

This series includes one letter from Samuel Mather to the Committee of the North Church, ca. 1741, defending himself against "aspersions unjustly cast" that eventually led to his dismissal from the pulpit of Second Church.

Box 19Folder 1

C. Joshua Gee, 1747-1748

The papers of Joshua Gee consist of photostats of his will and an inventory of his estate.

Box 19Folder 2

D. Samuel Checkley, Jr., 1768

The papers of Samuel Checkley, Jr. consist of a letter (with a manuscript copy) to the congregation announcing his retirement due to ill health.

Box 19Folder 3

E. John Lathrop, 1778

The papers of John Lathrop include photostats of a title page to A Discourse, Preached on March the Fifth, 1778, by John Lathrop, inscribed to the Rev. Thomas Prentiss.

Box 19Folder 4

F. Henry Ware, Jr., 1814-1834

The papers of Henry Ware, Jr. include papers relating to his ordination, a letter from Jairus Lincoln, and manuscript sermons.

Box 19Folder 5
Papers relating to his ordination, 1817
Box 19Folder 6
Letter from Jairus Lincoln, 22 Mar. [1818]
Box 19Folder 7-21
Manuscript sermons, 1814-1834

G. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1828-1883

(Formerly in Folio 61)

The papers of Ralph Waldo Emerson include papers relating to his ordination, correspondence and receipts, a manuscript copy of his sermon on the Lord's supper, 9 Sep. 1832, in which he announced his resignation, and correspondence relating to his time at Second Church. Emerson's correspondence includes his letter of acceptance and his letter of resignation.

Box 19Folder 22
Papers relating to his ordination, 1829
Box 19Folder 23
Correspondence and receipts, 1828-1832

Includes some photostats.

Box 19Folder 24
Manuscript copy of sermon on the Lord's supper, 9 Sep. 1832
Box 19Folder 25
Correspondence relating to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1853-1883

H. Chandler Robbins, 1833

The papers of Chandler Robbins contain papers relating to his ordination.

Box 19Folder 26

I. Walton E. Cole, 1943

The papers of Walton E. Cole consist of a letter from David Anderson.

Box 19Folder 27

J. John Nicholls Booth, 1959-1961

The papers of John Nicholls Booth include typescript sermons, some of which were bound in a binder with the title, "Key Sermons Preached by John Nicholls Booth to Interpret his Changes in the Worship Structure of the Second Church in Boston."

Box 19Folder 28

VIII. Records of the Church Historian

(Folders are arranged alphabetically by title. Ministers' files are arranged by the order in which they served.)

The Second Church historian maintained files on a variety of topics concerning the history of Second Church. Frances Plimpton served as the registrar and historian of Second Church from 1927 to 1943 and collected many of the materials in the files during her tenure. The files are alphabetized by folder title, but otherwise remain unprocessed. Minister files are organized by the order in which they served. Topics covered range from Second Church buildings, ministers, organizations, and anniversaries, to famous members of Second Church and other Boston churches. Records include handwritten notes, clippings, printed materials, correspondence, photostats, and photographs. Wedding records, including file copies of wedding certificates, and funeral records were moved to the Church Records series.

The series also includes three boxes of clippings. The clippings were organized in sixty-four numbered envelopes, each labeled with a topic. The clippings are organized by topic, in the original order. Topics include sermons and public addresses by Edward Horton and other ministers, ordinations and installations, and activities of various Second Church clubs and organizations.

Box 20Folder 1
Alsojara, Transylvania
Box 20Folder 2
Amalgamation plans
Box 20Folder 3
American Unitarian Association
Box 20Folder 4-6
Anniversaries
Box 20Folder 7
Bell
Box 20Folder 8-12
Buildings
Box 21Folder 1-3
Buildings
Box 21Folder 4
Civic Foundation, 1960
Box 21Folder 5-6
Historian's notes
Box 21Folder 7
Historical sketches
Box 21Folder 8
Hobbs genealogy [Plimpton collection]
Box 21Folder 9
Gov. Thomas Hutchinson [Plimpton collection]
Box 21Folder 10
Installations
Box 21Folder 11
King's Chapel
Box 21Folder 12
The Lanterns
Box 21Folder 13
Mailing Lists
Box 21Folder 14
Membership requirements
Box 22Folder 1
Ministers--John Mayo and Increase Mather
Box 22Folder 2
Ministers--Cotton Mather
Box 22Folder 3
Ministers--John Lathrop
Box 22Folder 4
Ministers--Henry Ware, Jr.
Box 22Folder 5
Ministers--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Box 22Folder 6
Ministers--Chandler Robbins
Box 22Folder 7
Ministers--Robert Laird Collier
Box 22Folder 8
Ministers--Edward A. Horton
Box 22Folder 9
Ministers--Thomas Van Ness
Box 22Folder 10
Ministers--Samuel Maxwell
Box 22Folder 11
Ministers--Eugene Shippen
Box 22Folder 12
Ministers--Dudley Hays Ferell
Box 22Folder 13
Ministers--DuBois LeFevre
Box 23Folder 1
Ministers--Walton H. Cole
Box 23Folder 2
Ministers--G. Ernest Lynch
Box 23Folder 3-7
Miscellaneous
Box 23Folder 8
New Era Today
Box 23Folder 9
Newspaper clippings
Box 23Folder 10
Old Christ Church
Box 23Folder 11
Pageants
Box 23Folder 12-13
Plimpton Reports
Box 24Folder 1-2
Paul Revere
Box 24Folder 3-4
Second Church History
Box 24Folder 5
Second Church School
Box 24Folder 6
Singing
Box 24Folder 7
Tributes
Box 24Folder 8
West Church
Box 24Folder 9
Women's Alliance
Box 25
Clippings

(Formerly clipping envelopes 1-18)

Box 26
Clippings

(Formerly clipping envelopes 19-45)

Box 27
Clippings

(Formerly clipping envelopes 46-64)

IX. Calendars/Newsletters, 1890-1970

Calendars and newsletters include twelve pamphlet boxes and two bound volumes of calendars, as well as one document box of newsletters. The calendars and newsletters describe weekly events at Second Church, beginning with the service on Sunday. The following information is frequently included: the order of worship, the sermon topic, special notices, upcoming meetings and events, parish officers, and contact information. Calendars and newsletters were generally not produced between late June and early September.

Box 28
Calendars, 1890-1898

(Formerly Box 138)

Box 29
Calendars, 1900-1905

(Formerly Box 140)

Box 30
Calendars, 1906-1915

(Formerly Box 141)

Box 31
Calendars, 1916-1917

(Formerly Box 142)

Box 32
Calendars, 1918-1921

(Formerly Box 143)

Box 33
Calendars, 1922-1926

(Formerly Box 145)

Box 34
Calendars, 1927-1935

(Formerly Box 146)

Box 35
Calendars, 1941-1950

(Formerly Box 147)

Box 36
Calendars, 1951-1955

(Formerly Box 148)

Box 37
Calendars, 1956-1959

(Formerly Box P)

Box 38
Calendars, 1960-1966

(Formerly Box O)

Box 39Folder 1
Large calendars and pamphlets, 1936-37, 1949, 1950, 1965

(Removed from Box M)

Vol. F
Bound calendars, 1958- 1960
Vol. G
Bound calendars, 1960-1992
Box 39Folder 2-13
Newsletters, 1960-1970

(Formerly Boxes 148a and AB)

X. Scrapbooks, 1912-1969

Scrapbooks document the activities and events of Second Church and its ministers. Scrapbooks contain mostly printed materials, including calendars of services, programs from church-sponsored activities and other events attended by Second Church ministers, printed sermons, invitations, mailings to members of Second Church, and clippings of articles mentioning Second Church or its ministers and of sermon advertisements.

Vol. 132
1912-1916
Vol. 133
1917-1920
Vol. 134
1921-1924
Vol. 135
1924-1928
Vol. 136
1928-1939
Vol. 137
1939-1947
Vol. 115
1920-1925
Vol. 116
1925-1929
Vol. 117
1929-1938
Vol. 118
1938-1942
Vol. 119
1942-1944
Vol. 120
1944-1949
Vol. 121
1950-1951
Vol. 122
1951-1952
Vol. 123
1952-1953
Vol. 124
1953-1954
Vol. 125
1954-1955
Vol. 126
1955-1956
Vol. 127
1956-1957
Vol. 128
1957-1958
Box 40Folder 1
Loose documents removed from Vol. 128
Vol. 129
1958-1961
Vol. 130
1961-1962
Box 40Folder 2
Loose documents removed from Vol. 130
Vol. 131
1962-1969
Box 40Folder 3
Loose documents removed from Vol. 131

XI. Printed Materials, 1820-1969

This series contains printed materials not removed for placement and cataloging with the First and Second Church of Boston Library. Items are organized chronologically by type. Materials include several newspapers, church notices, programs, broadsides, pamphlets, guides, periodicals, sermons, and other miscellaneous printed items. See list of printed materials removed from the collection.

Box 40Folder 4
Columbian Centinel (newspaper), 20 Dec. 1820
Box 40Folder 5
Church programs (other than Second Church), 1825, 1915, 1962
Box 40Folder 6
Printed Emerson materials, ca. 1829-1929
Box 40Folder 7
Church notices, 1843-1937
Box 40Folder 8
Broadside: Order of Services at the Dedication of the New House of Worship built by the Proprietors of the Second Church in Boston,17 Sep. 1845(2 copies)
Box 40Folder 9
Boston Courier (newspaper), 8 Feb. 1848
Box 40Folder 9
Boston Courier,16 Feb. 1848
Box 40Folder 10
Act of Incorporation and Rules and Regulations, 1851, 1908, 1955(2 copies of 1955)
Box 40Folder 11
Second Church Buildings, 1872-1914
Box 40Folder 12
Boston Evening Transcript (newspaper), 17 Sep. 1873
Box 40Folder 13
Programs, 1874-1969
Box 40Folder 14
Rev. R. Laird Collier installation materials, 1876
Box 40Folder 15
Miscellaneous materials, 1876-1969
Box 41Folder 1
Sunday School pamphlets, 1880-1881
Box 41Folder 2
Horton, E.A. Unitarianism: What does it stand for? (Boston, 1888).
Box 41Folder 3
Second Church guides/directories/pamphlets, 1888-1966
Box 41Folder 4
Second Church history pamphlets, 1890-1945
Box 41Folder 5
Green, Samuel A., M.D., Remarks on an Original Portrait of the Rev. Increase Mather, D.D., and on Some of the Engravings Taken from it. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1893. [Reprinted from the proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society for Mar. 1893.]
Box 41Folder 6
The Atlantic Monthly,Mar. 1899(2 copies)
Box 41Folder 7
The Christian Register, Vol. 78, Num. 16, 20 Apr. 1899.
Box 41Folder 8
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Dec. 1899 and Jan. 1900.
Box 41Folder 9
Unitarian church materials, 1936-1940
Box 41Folder 10
Benevolent Fraternity Bulletin,May 1938
Box 41Folder 11
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Vol. XCV, Jan. 1941

Vol. XCV, Apr. 1941

Box 41Folder 12
Back Bay Ledger (newspaper), 27 Nov. 1941
Box 41Folder 13
Printed sermons by John Nicholls Booth, ca. 1958-1964
Box 41Folder 14
Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship wall calendar, 1960

May features picture of Second Church.

XII. New Brick Church Records, 1719-1773

A group separating from New North Church formed New Brick Church in 1719. After British troops tore down the second meetinghouse of Second Church in Jan. 1776, the two merged in 1779. Records include ministers' papers, accounts, pew deeds and pew accounts, proprietors' records, and land deeds prior to the merger with Second Church. Although New Brick Church merged with and assumed the name of Second Church in 1779, the name New Brick Society continued to be used for some time. Records attributed to the New Brick Society after 1779 are filed under the appropriate Second Church series.

Box 42Folder 1-2
Ministers' papers, 1719-1771
Box 42Folder 3-8
General accounts, 1719-1773
Box 42Folder 9-10
Pew accounts, 1723-1762
Box 42Folder 11
Pew deeds, 1729-1768

(Arranged alphabetically)

Box 42Folder 12
Proprietors' records, 1719-1768
Box 42Folder 13-14
Land deeds, 1721-1765

XIII. Freeman Place Chapel Records, 1848-1854

After building a new church on Hanover Street that was dedicated in 1845, Second Church fell into serious debt. In order to repair the congregation's finances and mend a deepening rift in the congregation, the church on Hanover Street was sold in 1849. In its stead, Second Church purchased the Freeman Place Chapel in the same year. Freeman Place Chapel was itself sold in 1854 as Second Church merged with the Church of the Savior and moved into the latter's building. Records include one volume of minutes for the Friends of Rev. Chandler Robbins (the Second Church group responsible for organizing the purchase of Freeman Place Chapel), as well as loose correspondence, reports, and a plan of Freeman Place Chapel.

Vol. 36
Friends of Rev. Chandler Robbins, meeting minutes, 1848-1850
Box 43Folder 1
Freeman Place Chapel records, 1849-1850

XIV. Church of the Savior Records, 1845-1860

Second Church merged with Church of the Savior in 1854. Second Church services were conducted in the Church of the Savior chapel on Bedford Street from 1854 to 1872. Most records date from before the merger of Church of the Savior with Second Church. Bound volumes include records of subscribers and members, treasurer's accounts, marriages, baptisms, funerals, pew accounts, standing committee records, construction accounts, and Sunday School teachers' minutes. Loose papers include accounts, subscriber receipts, and building records that include correspondence, estimates, and other papers relating to the planning for and cost of constructing the Church of the Savior Chapel on Bedford St.

A. Bound Volumes, 1845-1860

Vol. 39Box 43Folder 2
Records, subscribers and members, 1845-1848
Vol. 43Box 43Folder 3
Treasurer's records, 1845-1860

Account book, 1845-1860

Memorandum, 1848-1850

(one page)
Vol. 44
Record book, kept by R. C. Waterston, 1845-1852

Program, dedication, plan, 1847

Members, 1845-1852

Marriages, 1845-1852

Baptisms, 1845-1852

Funerals, 1845-1852

Vol. 45
Pew accounts, 1848-1853
Vol. 41
Proprietors' records, 1845-1854
Vol. 40
Standing committee records, 1845-1853
Vol. 42
Treasury accounts for construction, 1845-1860
Vol. 38
Sunday School teachers meeting minutes, 1845-1850(In leather case)

B. Loose Papers, 1845-1855

Box 43Folder 4-6
Accounts, 1847-1854
Box 43Folder 7
Subscriber receipts, 1854-1855
Box 43Folder 8-15
Building records, 1845-1848

Oversize Box 1

One oversize box contains items that have been removed from their place in the intellectual arrangement of the collection. Oversize removal forms mark the places from which they were removed.

Box OS 1

Legacy Shelf Order List

NOTE: This appendix lists volumes, boxes, and folders in numerical order, as they appeared on the shelf prior to processing. Items not listed in brackets are organized in numerical order on the shelf. Volumes, folios, and boxes listed in [brackets] have been integrated into the appropriate series or removed from the collection, and are no longer on the shelf. For removed materials, please refer to Visual Materials, Artifacts, and Printed Materials Removed from the Collection. Current boxes are not included in this list, only boxes that contained materials prior to processing.

Volume/ Folio/Box Description
Vol. 1 Church record book, 1662-1741
Vol. 1A Account book, 1711-1714
[Vol. 2] Church record book, list of members, 1650-1741
(Stored in Box 1, Folder 3)
[Folio 2A] Church record book, list of members, 1650-1741
(Manuscript copy of Vol. 2)
(Stored in Box 1, Folder 4)
Vol. 3 Church record book, 1673-1685
Vol. 3A Notes on sermons [manuscript notes], 1690
Vol. 3B Notes on sermons [manuscript notes], compiled by Nicholas Cook, 1699-1700
Vol. 4 Baptisms and admissions, 1689-1716
Vol. 5 Baptisms and admissions, 1717-1741
Vol. 5A Account book, 1721-1776
[Vol. 5B]
Oversize
Account book, 1729-1813
(Stored with oversize volumes)
Vol. 6 Church record book, 1741-1816
Vol. 7 Church record book, 1768-1815
Vol. 8 Church record book, 1650-1808
Vol. 9 Church record book, 1775-1833
Vol. 9A Treasurer's receipt book, 1805-1842
Vol. 10 Church record book, 1833-1872
Vol. 11 Dedications, weddings, funerals, 1958-1970
(There was no Vol. 11 prior to processing. Volume number assigned by MHS.)
Vol. 12 Proprietors' records, 1719-1803
Vol.12A Account book, 1747-1755
Vol. 12B Pew deeds, 1795-1822
Vol. 13 Cashbook, 1813-1895
Vol. 14 Church record book, 1844-1899
Vol. 15 Standing Committee records, 1801-1824
Vol. 16 Standing Committee records, 1825-1845
Vol. 16A Treasurer's receipts, 1842-1870
Vol. 17 Standing Committee records, 1845-1872
Vol. 17A Standing Committee records, 1872-1897
Vol. 18 Proprietors' records, minutes, 1873-1897
Vol. 19 Proprietors' records, minutes, 1804-1845
Vol. 20 Proprietors' records, minutes, 1845-1873
Vol. 21 Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture records, 1719-1873
[Vol. 21A] [Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture] memorandum book, 1766-1785.
(Stored in Box 18, Folder 6)
[Vol. 21B] [Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture] [Two publications, 1881,1884]
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection)
Vol. 22 Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture records, 1874-1914
[Vol. 23]
Oversize
Pew accounts, 1755-1774
(Stored with oversize volumes)
[Folio 24] Library, register book, ca. 1727-1748.
(Stored in Box 18, Folder 10)
[Vol. 25]
Oversize
Account book, 1774-1790
(Stored with oversize volumes)
[Vol. 26]
Oversize
Account book, 1791-1806
(Stored with oversize volumes)
[Vol. 27]
Oversize
Treasurer's records, 1806-1822
(Stored with oversize volumes)
Vol. 28 Pew deeds, 1812-1823
Vol. 29 Pew deeds, 1823-1828
Vol. 30 Pew deeds, 1828-1840
[Vol. 31]
Oversize
Treasurer's records, 1822-1857
(Stored with oversize volumes)
[Vol. 32]
Oversize
Pew accounts, 1861-1893
(Stored with oversize volumes)
Vol. 33 Treasurer's account book, 1832-1895
Vol. 34 Pew deeds, 1854-1871
Vol. 35 Sunday School Library records, 1865-1878
Vol. 36 Freeman Place Chapel
Friends of Rev. Chandler Robbins minutes, 1848-1850
Vol. 37 Pew deeds, 1851-1854
Vol. 38 Church of the Savior
Sunday School teachers meeting minutes, 1845-1850
[Vol. 39] Church of the Savior
Records, subscribers and members, 1845-1848
(Stored in Box 43, Folder 2)
Vol. 40 Church of the Savior
Standing Committee records, 1845-1853
Vol. 41 Church of the Savior
Proprietors' records, 1845-1854
Vol. 42 Church of the Savior
Treasury accounts for construction, 1845-1860
[Vol. 43] Church of the Savior
Treasurer's records, 1845-1860
(Stored in Box 43, Folder 3)
Vol. 44 Church of the Savior
Record book, kept by R. C. Waterston, 1845-1852
Vol. 45 Church of the Savior
Pew accounts, 1848-1853
Vol. 46 Building Committee account book, 1873-1874
Vol. 47 Hancock Sunday School Library records, 1853-1861
Vol. 48 Hancock Sunday School teachers minutes, 1853-1862
Vol. 49 Sunday School records, 1880-1896
Vol. 50 Treasurer's records, 1895-1916
[Vol. 51] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 52] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 53] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 54] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 56] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 57] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 58] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Folio 59] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Folio 60] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Folio 61] Emerson papers
(Integrated into Ministers' papers)
[Vol. 62] Pew agreements, 1823-1825
(Stored in Box 9, Folder 2)
[Vol. 63] Index to Vol. 30 (Pew Deeds, 1828-1840)
(Stored in Box 9, Folder 1)
[Folio 64] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 65] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 66] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 67] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 68] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 69] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 70] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 71] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 72] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 73] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 74] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 75] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 76] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 77] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 78] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Envelope 79] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Folio 80] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Folio 81] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Folio 82] Henry Ware manuscript sermons, 1814-1837
(Integrated into Ministers' papers)
Vol. 83 Benevolent Fraternity of Churches records, 1824-1881
Vol. 84 Treasurer's correspondence, 1895-1900
Vol. 85 Treasurer's correspondence, 1900-1913
[Vol. 86] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 87] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 88] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 89] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 90] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 91] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. 92] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
Vol. 93 Women's National Alliance, "Second Church Reminiscences, copies of papers read at a meeting," 1897
Vol. 94 Post Office Mission records, 1921-1935
Vol. 95 Hancock Sunday School, list of scholars, 1823-1832
Vol. 96 [Hancock] Sunday School minute book, 1829-1831
[Vol. 97] Hancock Sunday School, records, 1831-1833
(Stored in Box 18, Folder 14)
Vol. 98 Marriages, 1881- 1903
Vol. 99 Marriages, 1903-1925
Vol. 100 Proprietors' records, committee minutes and reports, 1900-1918
Vol. 101 Proprietors' records, committee minutes and reports, 1918-1929
Vol. 102 Proprietors' records, committee minutes and reports, 1930-1937
Vol. 103 Proprietors' records, committee minutes and reports, 1939-1942
Vol. 104 Standing Committee records, 1897-1914
Vol. 105 Standing Committee records, 1914-1920
Vol. 106 Standing Committee records, 1920-1926
Vol. 107 Standing Committee records, 1926-1931
Vol. 108 Standing Committee records, 1932-1937
Vol. 109 Standing Committee records, 1937-1942
Vol. 110 Standing Committee records, 1944-1948
Vol. 111 Standing Committee records, 1949-1953
Vol. 112 Standing Committee records, 1954-1957
Vol. 113 Standing Committee records, 1957-1960
Vol. 114 Standing Committee records, 1961-1963
Vol. 115 Scrapbook, 1920-1925
Vol. 116 Scrapbooks, 1925-1929
Vol. 117 Scrapbook, 1929-1938
Vol. 118 Scrapbook, 1938-1942
Vol. 119 Scrapbook, 1942-1944
Vol. 120 Scrapbook, 1944-1949
Vol. 121 Scrapbook, 1950-1951
Vol. 122 Scrapbook, 1951-1952
Vol. 123 Scrapbook, 1952-1953
Vol. 124 Scrapbook, 1953-1954
Vol. 125 Scrapbook, 1954-1955
Vol. 126 Scrapbook, 1955-1956
Vol. 127 Scrapbook, 1956-1957
Vol. 128 Scrapbook, 1957-1958
Vol. 129 Scrapbook, 1958-1961
Vol. 130 Scrapbook, 1961-1962
Vol. 131 Scrapbook, 1962-1969
Vol. 132 Scrapbook, 1912-1916
Vol. 133 Scrapbook, 1917-1920
Vol. 134 Scrapbook, 1921-1924
Vol. 135 Scrapbook, 1924-1928
Vol. 136 Scrapbook, 1928-1939
Vol. 137 Scrapbook, 1939-1947
Vol. 138 Parish Committee records, 1928-1936
(Volume number assigned by MHS)
[Box 138] Calendars, 1894-1898
(Renumbered Box 28 by MHS)
Vol. 139 Women's National Alliance secretary's reports, 1916-1921
(Volume number assigned by MHS)
[Box 140] Calendars, 1900-1905
(Renumbered Box 29 by MHS)
[Box 141] Calendars, 1906-1915
(Renumbered Box 30 by MHS)
[Vol. 142] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Box 142] Calendars, 1916-1917
(Renumbered Box 31 by MHS)
[Box 143] Calendars, 1918-1921
(Renumbered Box 32 by MHS)
[Box 145] Calendars, 1922-1926
(Renumbered Box 33 by MHS)
[Box 146] Calendars, 1927-1935
(Renumbered Box 34 by MHS)
[Box 147] Calendars, 1943-1950
(Renumbered Box 35 by MHS)
[Box 148] Calendars, 1951-1955
(Renumbered Box 36 by MHS)
[Box 148a] Weekly newsletters, 1967-1970
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box 149] Annual meeting minutes and notes, 1929-1955
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box 150] Standing Committee records, 1914-1950
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box 151] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box 152] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box 153] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Box 154] Printed material
(Integrated into Printed Materials series)
[Box 155] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Vol. A]
Oversize
Pew accounts, 1895-1918
(Stored with oversize volumes)
Vol. B Memorial fund, 1961-1968
Vol. C Church record book, 1875-1947
Vol. D Church record book, 1893-1969
[Vol. E] The Second Church Club records, 1915-1920
(Stored in Box 18, Folders 12-13)
Vol. F Calendars, 1958-1960
Vol. G Calendars, 1960-1962
[Box I] Photostats of church records, 1700s-1960.
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box J] Printing plates, removed to museum collection.
(See list of artifacts removed.)
[Box K] Index files, 1908, 1940s
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box L] Standing Committee records, circa 1939-1950s.
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box M] Calendars and programs (too large for pamphlet box), 1936-1949.
(Moved by MHS to Box 39)
[Box N] Gavel, removed to MHS Museum Collection
(See list of artifacts removed.)
[Box O] Calendars, 1960-1966
(Renumbered Box 38 by MHS)
[Box P] Calendars, 1956-1959
(Renumbered Box 37 by MHS)
[Box Q] Church historian files
(Refiled by MHS, now in Boxes 20-25)
[Box R] Clippings
(Moved by MHS to Church Historian Files, Boxes 25-27)
[Box S] Clippings
(Moved by MHS to Church Historian Files, Boxes 25-27)
[Box T] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[Box U] Loose papers
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box V] Church historian files
(Refiled by MHS, now in Boxes 20-25)
[Box W] Church historian files
(Refiled by MHS, now in Boxes 20-25)
[Box X] Church historian files
(Refiled by MHS, now in Boxes 20-25)
[Box Y] Proprietors' records, 1865-1895
Standing Committee records, 1805-1879
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box Z] Church historian files
(Refiled by MHS, now in Boxes 20-25)
[Box AA] Parish Committee records, 1931
(Integrated into appropriate series)
[Box AB] Weekly newsletters, 1960-1966
(Renumbered Box 39 by MHS)
[Box AC] Printed material
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)
[OS Box I] Visual materials
(Removed to Photo Collection 51.)
[OS Box II] Visual materials
(Removed to Photo Collection 51.)
[OS Box III] Broadside announcing ordination of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1829
(Removed. See Printed Material Removed from the Collection.)

Preferred Citation

Second Church (Boston, Mass.) records, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728.
Revere, Paul, 1735-1818.
Ware, Henry, 1764-1845.

Organizations:

Benevolent Fraternity of Churches (Boston, Mass.).
Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture (Boston, Mass.).
Freeman Place Chapel (Boston, Mass.).
Ladies Benevolent Society (Boston, Mass.).
National Alliance of Unitarian and Other Liberal Christian Women
New Brick Church (Boston, Mass.).

Subjects:

Account books--1711-1968.
Charities--Massachusetts--Boston.
Church buildings--Massachusetts--Boston.
Church charities--Massachusetts--Boston.
Church controversies.
Church libraries.
Church music.
Clubs--Massachusetts--Boston.
Congregational churches--Clergy.
Congregational churches--Massachusetts--Boston.
Pews and pew rights.
Poor--Massachusetts--Boston.
Real property--Massachusetts--Boston.
Scrapbooks--1912-1969.
Sermons--1690-1961.
Sunday schools--Massachusetts--Boston.
Unitarian churches--Clergy.
Unitarian churches--Massachusetts--Boston.
Women in charitable work.
Women--Societies and clubs.
Boston (Mass.)--Church history.
Boston (Mass.)--Statistics, Vital.

Materials Removed from the Collection

Photographs

Photographs from this collection have been removed to the Second Church (Boston, Mass.) photographs, ca. 1884-1939. Photo. Coll. 51.

Artifacts Removed from the Collection

The following artifacts were removed to the MHS Museum Collection:

2 printing plates. Lead and zinc half-tone printing plates affixed to wooden blocks depicting Second Church's 7th structure in Copley Square. Removed from Box J.

1 Gavel, with picture of Mount Vernon and the following text: "Home of Washington," "East Front of the Mansion." Removed from Box N.

Printed Materials Removed from the Collection

The following printed items have been removed for placement and cataloging with the First and Second Church of Boston Library:

Former Location
Vol. 21B Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture. [Two publications, 1881,1884]

Report of a Committee of the Churches Associated in the Boston Quarterly Charity Lecture...1844.

Tilden, William. The Charity Lecture Delivered at the Hollis Street Church...December 1880.

Vol. 51

Mather, Cotton. The Wonderful Works of God Commemorated, (Boston, 1690).

Vol. 52

Mather, Increase. The Order of the Gospel Professed and Practiced.... Boston, 1700.

Vol. 53 [8 titles.]

Willard, Samuel. Some Brief Sacramental Meditations, (Boston, 1711).

Mather, Cotton. Advice from Taberah: A Sermon Preached After the Terrible Fire.... Boston, 1711.

Mather, Cotton. Thoughts for the Day of Rain In Two Essays... . Boston, 1712.

Pemberton, Ebenezer. The Divine Original and Dignity of Government Asserted. Boston, 1710.

Mather, Increase. Burnings Bewailed in a Sermon. Boston, 1711.

Mather, Cotton. The Sailors Companion and Counsellour. Boston, 1709.

Noyes, Nicholas. An Elegy Upon the Death of the Reverend, Mr. John Higginson. [Missing last pages.]

Fragment of Mather, Cotton. Nunc Dimittis, (Boston, 1709).

Vol. 54

[Mather, Cotton.] Parentator Memoirs of Remarkables in the Life and Death of the Ever Memorable Dr. Increase Mather. Boston, 1724.

Vol. 56 Mather, Cotton, new edition by George Burder. Essays to do Good Addressed to All Christians.... NY, 1815.
Vol. 57

The Holy Bible (Oxford, 1717). [Genesis - Psalms]
Inscription on title page: "This Bible belongs to the 2d Church in Boston since 1779."

Vol. 58

[ The Holy Bible (Oxford, 1717).] [Proverbs - Revelation]

Folio 59 [11 sermons and essays.]

Channing, William Ellery. A Sermon delivered at The Ordination of the Rev. Jared Sparks.... Baltimore, 1819.

Eliot, Ephraim. Historical Notices of the New North Religious Society of the town of Boston with Anecdotes.... Boston, 1822.

Ellis, George E. Introduction to the History of the First Church in Boston by Arthur B. Ellis. Boston, 1881.

Emerson, William. A Sermon preached at the ordination of Rev. Robinson Smiley. Springfield, Vermont, 1801.

Foote, Henry. James Freeman and King's Chapel, 1782-87. Boston, 1973.

Lathrop, John. A Discourse in two parts, preached at the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century. Boston 1801.

Lathrop, John. Patriotism and Religion. Boston, 1799.

Mather, Cotton. Corderus Americanus. A Discourse on the Good Education of Children.... and A Selection from the poems of Cheever's Manuscript. Boston, 1828.

Mayhew, Jonathan. A Discourse concerning Unlimited submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers... Boston, 1750.

Palfrey, John G. A Sermon preached to the Church in Brattle Square, in two parts... Boston 1825.

Prince, Thomas. The Departure of Elijah Lamented. A Sermon Occasioned by the.... Deceace of the very Reverend & Learned Cotton Mather.... Boston 1728.

Folio 60 [15 sermons and essays.]

Bancroft, Aaron. The Nature and Worth of Christian Liberty. Worcester, 1816.

Channing, William E. A Sermon on War. Boston, 1835.

Clarke, James Freeman. Theodore Parker, and his Theology. Boston, 1859.

Everett, Edward. An Oration delivered at Cambridge on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Boston, 1826.

Everett, Edward. An Oration delivered at Cambridge on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Charlestown and Boston, 1828.

Gannett, Ezra S. A Discourse Delivered in the Federal Street Church on Thanksgiving Day. Boston, 1830.

King, Thomas Starr. The Death of Mr. Webster: A Sermon preached in Hollis-Street Meeting-House. Boston, 1852.

King, Thomas Starr. The Railroad Jubilee: Two Discourses delivered at the Hollis-Street Meeting-House. Boston, 1851.

Parker, Theodore. The Biblical, the Ecclesiastical, and the Philosophical Notion of God, and the Soul's Normal Delight in Him: Four Sermons.... Boston, 1858.

Peabody, Ephraim. A Sermon Delivered before the Boston Fraternity of Churches. Boston, 1846.

Priestley, Joseph. A General View of the Arguments for the Unity of God... Birmingham, 1785.

Priestley, Joseph. Letters to the Philosophers of France on the Subject of Religion. London 1793.

Sewall, Stephen. The Scripture History relating to the Overthrow of Sodom & Gomorrah.... Boston 1796

Stearns, Charles. A Sermon, Delivered before the Convention of Congregational Ministers in Massachusetts, at their Annual meeting in Boston. Boston, 1815.

Stetson, Caleb. Two Discourses Preached before the First Congregational Society in Medford.... Boston, 1840.

Folio 80

Mather, Increase. A Discourse Concerning the Grace of Courage.... Boston, 1710.

Folio 81

Mather, Increase. A Sermon Concerning Obedience & Resignation to the Will of God.... (Boston, 1714).

Vol. 86

Mather, Increase. The Mystery of Christ.... Boston, 1686. [t.p. is photocopy, pp. 1-212 originals]

Vol. 87

Lardner, Nathaniel. The Credibility of the Gospel History. Part II....Vol. 1. London, 1734.

Vol. 88

Lathrop, John. A Sermon Preached to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery-Company.... Boston, 1774.

Vol. 89

Our Pastors' Offering. A Compilation from the Writings of the Pastors of the Second Church. Boston:1845.

Vol. 90

Emerson, Rev. William. An Historical Sketch of the First Church in Boston.... Boston, 1812.

Vol. 91

The Gospel Church. The Proprietors of Christ's Church, Longwood. Published by Order of the Vestry. Boston, 1863.

Vol. 92

Fifield, Emily A. History of The Alliance. Concord, N.H., 1915.

Vol. 142

In Memoriam: Frederic Walker Lincoln. Boston, 1899.

Box 153

[no author] Exercises in Recognition of Rev. Dr. Edward A. Horton's quarter-century of service as Chaplain of the Senate. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1928.

Horton, Edward A. Beacon Lights of Christian History. Boston, 1897.

Horton, Edward A. Beginning of Christianity. Boston and Chicago, 1896.

Horton, Edward A. Foundation Truths in Religion. Boston, 1899.

Horton, Edward A. Great Passages from The Bible... Boston, 1907.

Horton, Edward A. Great Thoughts of Israel. Boston, 1896.

Horton, Edward A. Our Faith: Twenty Lessons. Boston, 1902.

Horton, Edward A. Scenes in the Life of Jesus. Boston, 1895.

Horton, Edward A. The Story of Israel. Boston, 1896.

Horton, Rev. E.A. Unitarianism: What did it set out to do?...[No. 10.] Boston, n.d.

Horton, Rev. E.A. Unitarianism: What does it stand for? [No. 9] Boston, n.d.

Kingsbury, Anna C. A Historical Sketch of Rev. John Mayo. Privately printed, 1923.

Lathrop, John. A Discourse Preached December 15th, 1774, Boston, 1774.

Peabody, Andrew P. The Faithful Christian Minister: Sermon in Commemoration of the Life and Services of the Reverend Chandler Robbins, D. D. Cambridge, 1883.

Robbins, Chandler. A Tribute to the Memory of departed Infants. Boston, 1836.

Robbins, Chandler. A Sermon delivered before the Proprietors of the Second Church...at the Dedication of their New House of Worship. Boston, 1845.

Robbins, Chandler. Discourse Preached before the Second Church in Commemoration of the Life and Character of their Former Pastor, Rev. Henry Ware, Jr., D.D. Boston, 1843.

Ware, Henry. An Address Delivered at Kennebunk before the York County Unitarian Association. Kennebunk, 1828.

Ware, Henry. Two Discourses containing the History of the Old North and New Brick Churches.... Boston, 1821.

Woodbury, Augustus. Courage. Providence, 1861.

Box 155

[no author] Unitarianism Today. Boston, 1908.

Booth, John Nicholls. Introducing Unitarianism. Boston, 1960 (Eighteenth printing).

Booth, John Nicholls. Introducing Unitarianism Universalism. Boston, 1961.

Ellis, George E. T he Nation's Ballot and its Decision. Boston, 1864.

Gannett, Ezra S. Two Discourses Preached in Arlington-Street Church... Boston, 1863.

Gordon, George A. The Lord's Controversies and His People's... Boston, 1924.

Hale, Edward E. The Ten Times One is Ten and Lend a Hand Clubs.... Boston, 1888.

Marshall, Rev. Harold. The Religion of Brotherhood. Boston, n.d.

Marshall, Rev. Harold. The Living Church. Boston, 1927.

Parker, Theodore. The Transient and Permanent in Christianity. Boston, n.d.

Stedman, Anne Bradstreet. The Greater Liberalism. Reprinted from "The Christian Register".

Sunderland, Rev. J.T. True and False Liberalism. Boston, n.d.

van Allen, Rev. William Harman. The Faith Once for all Delivered. Boston, 1923.

Williams, Rev. Francis. Sermon Delivered at the Funeral of Messrs. Earl Ashley and Anson A. Fenton.... Hartford, 1863.

Box AC

Booth, John Nicholls. T he Story of the Second Church in Boston (The Original Old North). Boston, ca. 1959. (2 copies)

Eager, George H. Historical Sketch of the Second Church in Boston. Boston, 1894. (2 copies)

Robbins, Chandler. A History of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston.... Boston, 1852.

The Second Church in Boston. Commemorative Services....1649-1899. Boston, 1900 (2 copies)

Box T

Hall, Edward B. Memoir of Mary L. Ware, wife of Henry Ware, Jr. Boston, 1854.

Ware, John. Memoir of the Life of Henry Ware, Jr., Vol. I. Boston, 1846.

Ware, John. Memoir of the Life of Henry Ware, Jr., Vol. II. Boston, 1846.

Additional Printed Materials Removed from the Collection

Shippen, Eugene Rodman and Elizabeth Blount Shippen. "The Nativity" and "The Consecration of Sir Galahad": Two Pageants for the Church. Boston: The Beacon Press, Inc., 1923.
(Removed from Church Historian Files)

Broadside, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, "An act incorporating Charles Cushing, John Avery, Esquires, and others, into a religious society, by the name of the West-Boston Society, in the town of Boston," 7 Mar. 1806.
(Removed from Standing Committee Records, Box 13)

Broadside, "Order of Exercises at the Ordination of Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson," 11 Mar. 1829.
(Removed from Ministers' Papers, Box 19)

Broadside, "Plan of the Estate of the Late Judge Jackson in Chauncy Street," 22 Dec. 1856.
(Removed from Building Committee Records, Box 16)

Broadside, "Auction Sale of the Brick Chapel of the Second Church!" 5 Dec. 1868.
(Removed from Building Committee Records, Box 16)

Broadside, Survey of Second Church land and building on Bedford St., 1869.
(Removed from Building Committee Records, Box 16)

Broadside, "Important Sale of Real Estate in the Centre of the Business Portion of the City" [Second Church building on Bedford St.], 14 Mar. 1872.
(Removed from Building Committee Records, Box 16)

Second Church, Act of Incorporation and Rules and Regulations, 1840, 1851, 1908.
(Removed from Printed Materials)

The City Church, Sep.-Oct. 1957.
(Removed from Printed Materials)

Catalogue of the Books Belonging to the Library of the Second Church, 1832. Boston: I.R. Butts, 1832.
(Removed from Printed Materials)

N.A. Thompson & Co., Catalogue of 23 Lots of Land on the Back Bay to be sold on Friday April 30, 1869. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1869.
(Removed from Printed Materials)