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First Church (Salem, Mass.) Records

First Church (Salem, Mass.) Records

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SERIES I. Administrative and Pastoral Records
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2(OS)1Articles of agreement for Association of Ministers 1717
11Letter to Benjamin Lynde, Jr. from Samuel Fisk 1724/5
12Letter from Peter Osgood and others to churches in Andover and Methuen 1734/5
13Acceptance of ministerial call by Rev. John Sparhawk 1736
14Receipt for sale of pew from Samuel Giles to James Odell 1748
15Letter from Timothy Pickering to "the Council of Churches at Salem for the installment of Mr. Thomas Bernard", criticizing the First Church for its ousting of Rev. Samuel Fisk 1755
16Letter from Timothy Pickering to the local judge, reprimanding three local officials identified as Overseers of the Poor for abusing their office 1769
17Handwritten copies of church records, 1629-1772 by Thomas Barnard (pastor 1755-1772) undated [before 1772]
1North Church records, 1772-1813, kept by lay officers and Rev. Thomas Barnard, Jr. (pastor 1773-1813) undated [before 1813]
18Copy of the covenant 1780
19Deed from Mary Lynde 1782
110Financial 1792, 1808, 1817-1872, undated
111John Prince receipts 1801-1802
112List of subscribers for an organ 1802
113Pew tax list 1806
114Two missives from the Prudential Committee 1818, 1823
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2(OS)2Floor plans of pews 1826, undated
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115Second Century Lecture and other papers by Charles W. Upham 1829, undated
116"History of Religious Societies in Salem" by Robert Peele 1835
117"Churches in the City of Salem, 1842" by Deacon John Stone 1842
118Handwritten copy of covenant (1637) by David Pulsifer 1857
119Handwritten copy of covenant (1637) and biography of John Fiske (1601-1676) by David Pulsifer 1857
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2(OS)3Col. Peabody’s memo in reference to the old church (plan) 1864, undated
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120United Unitarian Appeal Fund Drive 1953-1954
121Abstracts of records, 1661-1771 undated
122Notes, list of election sermons, baptisms undated
123Copy of the legal release of Rev. John Wise of Chebacco Church from a restriction on public preaching, 1687 undated
1Copy of a petition by John Higginson entreating leniency on the part of a Mr. Neal, 1686 undated
124Description of the organ in Rev. Dr. Prince’s meeting house undated
125Description of an organ made by Avery, 1830 undated
126Notes and short sketches of certain pew owners undated
127Description of objects belonging to First Church undated
SERIES II. Copies of Records
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31Handwritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 1-99 1935
32Handwritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 100-199 1935
33Handwritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 200-299 1935
34Handwritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 300-399 1935
35Handwritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 400-499 1935
36Handwritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 500-578 1935
37Typewritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 1-99 undated
38Typewritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 100-199 undated
39Typewritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 200-299 undated
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41Typewritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 300-399 undated
42Typewritten copies of records, 1629-1736, pages 400-416 undated
43Typewritten copies of records, 1736-1875, pages 1-105 undated
44Typewritten copies of records, 1736-1875, pages 106-192 undated
45Typewritten copies of records, 1736-1875, pages 299-340 undated
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