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.
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|
Rev. Asa Mead documents, 1822-1827
Documents related to the call, ordination, and pastorate of Asa Mead, including salary receipts, correspondence, and transfer letters.
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