subfonds UR/SAL - Salem Chapel, York

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Salem Chapel, York


  • 1816-1963 (Creation)

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0.1 cubic metres

6 boxes

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Constitution, 1830s.

Leadership records, comprising Church Meeting minute books, 1839-1933; Deacons’ Meeting minute books, 1922-1939.

Church membership records, comprising registers of church members, 1816-1921; church year books, 1905-1906; list of members transferred from Salem Chapel, 1921-1950; information about attendance and legacies, c.1939; and correspondence, 1945-1962.

Records of sacraments and services, comprising baptismal registers, 1839-1949; communion attendance registers, 1922-1945; and printed service book, 19th century.

Financial records, comprising general account books, 1874-1932; Free-Will Offering account book, 1928-1951; pew rent book, 1865-1881; balance sheets, 1932-1957; Yorkshire Congregational Union Subscription collection book, 1925-1941; and correspondence, 1914.

Sunday School records, comprising Teachers’ Meetings minute books, 1925-1936; and correspondence concerning resignation of teacher, 1933.

Building and property records, comprising papers relating to the letting and sale of Salem Chapel, 1947-1963; and letter from caretaker concerning chapel maintenance, 1949.

Records of social events and fundraising, comprising church membership cards for swimming and cricket clubs, 1886-1896; and programme for sale of work, 1926.

Church magazines, 1927-1932.

Photographs, pictures and prints, comprising an engraving of Reverend Parsons, 1841; and a picture of Salem Chapel, c.1893.


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