Title: History of the Harvard Church in Charlestown 1815-1879
Description: Half leather binding with marbled paper boards; gilt lettering on spine; raised bands. Corners and edges heavily rubbed and scuffed. Pencil gift inscription on ffep ("Amy Morris Bradley, / Presented by / Mr. William Murray / Sept 30, 1895"). Bound by B. W. Goldsmith of Bunker Hill, Boston. A few pages have foxing and/or blemishes. Includes and index of names. Frontis plus a few illustrated plates.
History of the Harvard Church in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, including the Services at the Ordination of Mr. Pitt Dillingham, October 4, 1876; The Proceedings of the Council; and The Pastor's First Sermon. Printed for the Harvard Church Society. Also features a two-page floor plan of the church (1830-1840) with the names of the head of the families which sit in each pew (also a floor plan of the Second Congregational Church of Charlestown), a list of parishoners in 1818, a list of the proprietors of both the first meeting house and the current building, and many more things of interest.
Amy Morris Bradley (1823-1904) was an American educator. In the 1840's she taught at Charlestown's Winthrop grammar school. She established the first English-language school in Central America (San Jose, Costa Rica) and spent more than three decades in Wilmington, North Carolina, establishing free schools, and was considered the city's "mother of public schools."
Amy Morris Bradley is mentioned in the book as having been officially admitted into the Harvard Church on Feb. 3, 1850. William Murray, who presented this volume to Miss Bradley, was a prominent member of the Harvard Church. He was admitted to it on Jan.3, 1958, was its Treasurer in 1864, was one of its proprietors, and sat on the Church Committee multiple years between 1861 and 1872.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: [Harvard Church Society]
Size: 9.75" x 6.5".
Pages: 294 pp.
Keywords: Suffolk County, genealogy, local history, Massachusetts,
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