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Pilgrim Congregational Church of North Lawrence records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E102

Overview

This collection consists of several volumes of records from the Pilgrim Congregational Church of North Lawrence, Kansas. These volumes include treasurer's records, Sunday School reports, meeting minutes, and membership information for the church as well as for some of the groups associated with the church, including the Ladies' Society and the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor (Y.P.S.C.E.).

Dates

  • 1866 - 1911

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Pilgrim Congregational Church

Pilgrim Congregational Church of North Lawrence, Kansas was organized in 1865 by Reverend J. Franklin Morgan of Boston, Massachusetts. Its building, erected in 1866, was the first church north of the river in Lawrence, and was located at the corner of 3rd and Elm Streets.

After the Kaw River flood of 1903, during which most of the church's records were lost, the church began faltering financially. Many of its parishioners lost everything in the flood and could not support a full-time minister. The church's last services were held in December 1910. By early 1912, Pilgrim Congregational's membership agreed to merge with Plymouth Congregational Church's membership.

Extent

8 Volumes ; Sizes vary from 18cm to 32 cm.

Physical Location

RH MS E102

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RH MS D26

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RH MS E33

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RH MS B22

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RH MS C3

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RH MS C4

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RH MS C5

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RH MS C6

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Volume located at RH MS E102: Deposit, Plymouth Congregational Church, 13 September 1975.
All other volumes: gift, Avery Fincher Olney, 1949.

Related Materials

Plymouth Congregational Church records, RH MS 181, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
Title
Guide to the Pilgrim Congregational Church of North Lawrence Collection
Subtitle
Pilgrim Congregational Church of North Lawrence records
Author
Finding aid prepared by pg, April 1976. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2017.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid writtenin<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/6962457379
Preferred citation
Pilgrim Congregational Church of North Lawrence records, Kansas Collection, RH MS E102, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
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