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Guide to the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn records ARC.109

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Container List

Series 3: Ministers., 1834-1967. 1 Linear Feet In 2 manuscript boxes.


Folders are arranged by minister in chronological order of tenure. Because several files in the series relate to John Lathrop, these are divided and arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

The Ministers series contains files kept regarding the installation, resignation, and other major matters for the ministers of the Church of the Saviour. The materials are primarily correspondence and copies of resolutions and votes of the Society on these matters. Some files also include sermons, relevant news clippings, and articles . The file on Frederick W. Holland has correspondence regarding protest and controversy over his leadership during a developing schism in the Church as well as his record of funerals, baptisms, and marriages in the Church during his tenure. Clippings and Orders of Service related to Alfred E. Goodnough, H. Price Collier, and Samuel A. Eliot can be found in the  Scrapbooks series. Additional sermons by H. Price Collier can also be found in the  Scrapbooks series.

In the case of John Lathrop there are several folders due to the bulk of material. These are broken up by subject including his installation, committees he was involved with, other churches he communicated with, and memorial services after his death. Some of the committees here include the the League of Nations Association, the Long Island Historical Society, the Religious Arts Guild, refugee aid associations and other organizations dealing with ecumenical issues, the peace movement, and welfare and aid to the needy. While these files relate to what the Church kept in regards to Lathrop, for documents related to Lathrop's work, including his sermons, see the John H. Lathrop Files series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 3 D.H. Barlow (1834-1837)
1834-1837, 1937, 1947
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Frederick W. Holland (1838-1841)


One item moved to Oversize Box 1:

Council meeting of several churches. Includes note "Ralph W. Emerson was present"

1838-1846, 1894
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Frederick A. Farley (1842-1863)
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Alfred P. Putnam (1864-1886)
1864-1880s, 1905-1906
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Alfred E. Goodnough (1887-1888)
1887-1888, 1949
Box: 20 Folder : 8 H. Price Collier (1888-1893)
1888-1893, 1942
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Samuel A. Eliot (1893-1897)
1892-1897, 1907, 1942-1957
Box: 20 Folder : 10 John P. Forbes (1898-1910)
Box: 20 Folder : 11 John H. Lathrop (1911-1967): Boards and Committees, Educational and Cultural
circa 1930s-1940s
Box: 21 Folder : 1 John H. Lathrop (1911-1967): Boards and Committees, religious groups
circa 1920s-1940s
Box: 21 Folder : 2 John H. Lathrop (1911-1967): Boards and Committees, social service and welfare organizations
Box: 21 Folder : 3 John H. Lathrop (1911-1967): Installation
1911, 1930s
Box: 21 Folder : 4 John H. Lathrop (1911-1967): Installation correspondence
Box: 21 Folder : 5 John H. Lathrop (1911-1967): International organizations and world alliances
Box: 21 Folder : 6 John H. Lathrop (1911-1967): Memorial Services
Box: 21 Folder : 7 John H. Lathrop (1911-1967): Other Churches, correspondence and programs
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Ministers Assistants
Box: OS 1 Folder : - Oversize Flat Box 1

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