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East Church (Salem, Mass.) Records

East Church (Salem, Mass.) Records

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SERIES I. Church Administrative Records
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8(OS)1Deed from Christopher Babbage, Jr. 1717
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Vol. 1Record Book Vol. 1 1717-1757
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11Announcements, minutes, reports 1718-1769, undated
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Vol. 2Record Book Vol. 2 1757-1793
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12List of officers 1764
13List of officers 1767
14Agreements, correspondence, deed, meeting minutes 1770-1804, undated
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8(OS)2Act of Congress to raise a tax on pew seats 1783
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Vol. 3Record Book Vol. 3 1783-1845
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15Agreements, correspondence, meeting minutes 1805-1819
16Correspondence, deeds, reports, program from dedication of new meeting house 1820-1846
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Vol. 4Record Book Vol. 4 1846-1899
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17Report from the music committee 1853
18Correspondence 1884-1897
19Legal papers 1885
110Covenant of the First Church in Salem [printed] 1870
111Loose papers found in record book 1890-1897, undated
SERIES II. Financial Records
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112Bills and receipts 1717-1723
113Collections and contributions 1718-1726
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8(OS)3Accounts, subscriptions, collection of taxes 1719-1845
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114Bills and receipts 1728/9-1769
115Copy of parish taxes for the support of the ministry from the treasurer’s book of 1729-1731 1733
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Vol. 5Treasurer’s Book 1762-1812
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21List of poor in the East parish 1758
22Bills, receipts, sale of a pew 1770-1771
23Bills and receipts 1772-1789
24Taxes collected [1 volume] 1781-1783
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Vol. 6Valuation Lists 1781-1791
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25Pew tax list [1 volume] 1783-1790
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Vol. 7Pew Tax List Vol. 2 1783-1800
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Vol. 8Treasurer’s Book 1783-1829
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Vol. 9Treasurer’s Book 1786-1865
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26Account book 1790-1791
27Bills, receipts, lists of poor 1790-1806
28Bills and receipts undated [1700s]
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Vol. 10Account book of charitable contributions 1791-1829
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Vol. 11Pew Tax List Vol. 3 1800-1827
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29Bills, receipts, subscriptions, pew taxes 1801-1819
210Assessment of the East meeting house 1806
211Bills, receipts, subscriptions, treasurer’s report 1821-1829
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Vol. 12Account book of special projects subscribers 1821-1831
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Vol. 13Treasurer’s Book 1821-1846
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Vol. 14Pew Tax List Vol. 4 1827-1846
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212Bills, receipts, subscriptions 1830-1839
213Bills, receipts, reports, account books 1841-1847
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31Account books [3 volumes] 1843-1855
32Building committee record book 1844-1845
33Asiatic Bank book 1844-1847
34Building committee account book 1844-1853
35Financial correspondence, contracts, insurance policy, deed, receipts 1844-1845
36Estimates to build a new meeting house undated [1844]
37Bills, receipts, cancelled checks 1844-1845
38Bills, receipts, cancelled checks 1846
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8(OS)4Plans of pews 1846, 1890, undated
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Vol. 15Pew Tax List Vol. 5 1846-1850
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Vol. 16Pew Deeds Vol. 1 1846-1866
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Vol. 17Treasurer’s Book 1846-1896
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39Correspondence, insurance policies, pew deeds, note payable, subscriptions 1846-1851
310Bills, receipts, cancelled checks, pew taxes 1847-1848
311Bills, receipts, subscription account book 1848
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41Bills and receipts 1849
42Tax rates [1 volume] 1849-1852
43Bills and receipts 1850-1851
44Bills and receipts 1852-1853
45Insurance policies, subscriptions 1852-1853
46Pew assessments account book 1853-1855
47Pew Tax List Vol. 6 1853-1859
48Bills and receipts 1854-1855
49Insurance policies, subscriptions 1854-1859
410Bills and receipts 1856-1857
411Bills and receipts 1858-1859
412Tax account book 1859-1867
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51Bills and receipts 1860-1870, 1881
52Pew Tax List Vol. 7 1867-1875
53Tax account book 1875-1887
54Check books, account books, parish house rentals 1886-1899
55List of tax payers and quarterly dues 1887-1897
56Pew ownership from 1846-1866 1888
57Weekly offerings 1890-1891
5Memo of 74th session Essex conference 1894
5Account books 1898
58Bills and receipts 1890
59Bills and receipts 1891
510Bills, receipts, and subscriptions 1892
511Bills and receipts 1893
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61Bills and receipts 1894
62Bills, receipts, note payable 1895
63J. Frank Lovejoy (Treasurer) correspondence 1895-1896
64Bills, receipts, cancelled checks 1896
65Insurance policies 1896
66Plan of pews 1897
67Bills, receipts, cancelled checks 1897-1899, undated
68Pew Tax List Vol. 8 1897-1901
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Vol. 18Treasurer’s Book 1897-1899
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Vol. 19Pew Deeds Vol. 2 [blank forms] undated
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69Receipts, subscriptions, lists of poor undated
SERIES III. Pastoral Activities
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610Letter from Samuel Fisk 1733
611Letter from William Jenison 1736
612List of donations for the Rev. James Diman 1748
613James Diman papers 1770-1785, undated
614William Bentley papers 1783-1785, 1812
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Vol. 20Book of baptisms and marriages Vol. 2 1783-1853
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615Returns of marriage by the Rev. Robert Stanton, 1719/20-1736 [handwritten copy] 1815
616Letters to clergy to attend William Bentley’s funeral 1819
617Elisha Fuller correspondence 1820-1821
618Henry Coleman correspondence 1820-1821
619James Flint correspondence 1820-1836, 1852, undated
620Membership book kept by James Flint 1822-1855, 1868
621"Dedication of This Church", hymn by Rev. James Flint 1826
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Vol. 21Duplicate book of baptisms, deaths, and marriages by William Bentley, et. al., 1783-1824 1827
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622Order of Services at the Installation of Rev. Dexter Clapp 1851
623Dexter Clapp papers 1851-1865, undated
624Joseph G. Waters correspondence 1852, 1864-1875
625Order of Services at the Installation of Rev. Charles Lowe (Pastor of the North Church and Society in Salem) 1855
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71Prayer, on the anniversary of the East Church by Richard Manning Hodges 1868
72Hymn written for the 150th anniversary of the Organization of the East Church by Rev. William Silsbee 1868
73Samuel C. Beane papers, including a history of the church 1868-1888, undated
74George Herbert Hosmer curriculum vitae 1887
75The Ministers’ Institute, report of hospitality committee 1890
76Edward D. Towle acceptance letter 1892
77American Congress of Liberal Religious Societies appeal 1894
78Untitled manuscript hymn undated
79Printed hymns undated
SERIES IV. Church Social Activities
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710East Church Association records 1868-1890
711Committee on Charities record book 1868-1878
712Sunday School report of absentees 1870-1872, undated
713Women’s Alliance correspondence 1896
SERIES V. Other
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714Notes on church history and ministers, news clippings 1844, 1877, 1896, undated
715Notes on church history undated
716Catalog of books in church library 1868, undated
717Lectures about Rev. Robert Stanton undated
718Sketch of Rev. James Flint by Henry Giles undated
719Sketch of Rev. William Bentley undated
720Handwritten copy of baptisms in the East Church from 1784-1848 undated
721School work and artwork of Penn T. Waters (b. 1833) 1837, undated
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8(OS)5Artwork undated
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722Five pages from a navigation workbook undated
723John Smith, lyrics to a song undated
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