Brunswick, Maine. First Parish - Loose Records

While most of the surviving records from the colonial era can be found in bound volumes, some loose paper records have survived. More and more loose records survive as we approach the present day. The records on this page are examples of 19th century loose records. They include historical summaries, financial records, and correspondence.

 

Church records (loose), 1806-1829, undated

Loose records pertaining to the operation of the church. Included here are letters of transfer, correspondence, and sermons. Of particular note are a single relation (akin to personal conversion narratives) and a vote to form both a program for religious instruction of children and the formation of a library for the church's use.

Letter written from First Parish to the Cumberland Association [1822]
Disciplinary case regarding Henry Allen's request for dismission due to change in belief 1829
Henry Allen's dismission from membership 1826-1829
Dismission request for Rufus Anderson 1819
Meeting minutes of votes to establish religious instruction for children and a library for use by the members of the church circa 1820
Correspondence from A. Wood to P.O. Alden 1806
Testimony of Mr. Alden in reply to testimony against him undated
Addresses made by President Appleton of Bowdoin College 1807, 1816
Relation of Joshua Edwards 1817

 

Historical summaries, 1810, 1814

Three documents summarizing the history of First Parish and Maquoit Baptist. The first two documents contain notes on the history of First Parish and Maquoit Baptist and cover the years 1738-1810. The second, prepared by Rev. Winthrop Bailey (pastor at First Parish, Brunswick from 1811-1814) covers the many pastors who served the church, starting in 1735.

History of ministers 1735-1814 prepared by Rev. Winthrop Bailey circa 1814
Historical account of First Parish and Maquoit Baptist starting in the year 1738 circa 1810
Historical notes 1762-1786

 

Rev. Asa Mead documents, 1822-1827

Documents related to the call, ordination, and pastorate of Asa Mead, including salary receipts, correspondence, and transfer letters.

Letter of call of Asa Mead to settle in Brunswick 1822
Statement of call of Asa Mead to settle in Brunswick 1822
Asa Mead's preliminary acceptance of the call to settle in Brunswick 1822
Asa Mead's final acceptance of the call to settle in Brunswick 1822
Correspondence from Asa Mead with details as to his ordination at Brunswick 1822
Invitation to ecclesiastical council for Asa Mead's ordination 1822
Results of the ecclesiastical council 1822
Minutes of the vote to allow Asa Mead to enter into membership at First Parish 1822
Asa Mead's letter to Bowdoin College regarding his salary 1826
Asa Mead's letter of transfer 1822
Jane Mead's letter of transfer 1825
Request from East Hartford for Jane Mead's dismission from Brunswick 1831
Receipt for monies paid to Asa Mead 1824
Receipt for monies paid to Asa Mead 1825
Reciept for monies paid to Asa Mead 1827
Receipt for salary paid to Asa Mead 1827
Letter from B. Titecomb to Asa Mead undated

 

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