Guide to the Records of the Dartmouth Religious Society, 1830 - 1919Manuscript DH-41

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Guide to the Records of the Dartmouth Religious Society, 1830 - 1919

Call Number:

Manuscript DH-41

Collection Dates:

1830 - 1919

Size of Collection:

1 box (.2 linear ft.)


Records of the Dartmouth Religious Society include meeting minutes and membership lists. The Society was founded in 1830 by citizens in the vicinity of Hanover, New Hampshire, to oversee the settling of a minister in the area. It turned over its assets to the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College upon the church's incorporation in 1919, and was dissolved.

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Use & Access

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Access to Collection


Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Bound record book containing meeting agendas, warnings and minutes; membership lists; accounts and subscription lists of the Dartmouth religious Society.


The Dartmouth Religious Society was incorporated in 1830 under the provisions of the New Hampshire act of 1827 "empowering religious associations to assume and exercise corporate powers." The Society was founded to settle and support a minister of the gospel in the vicinity of Hanover, New Hampshire, and to solicit subscriptions from the citizens to this end. In 1911, its original by-laws were rescinded in full, and its purpose was to operate with the Church of Christ to support public worship and other work of the Church. 1918, the Dartmouth Religious Society began its move to join with the Society of the Church of Christ. Upon the incorporation of the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College in 1919, the Dartmouth Religious Society transferred its real estate, personal property, assets and liabilities to that corporation, and was dissolved.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 27426, Records of the Society, 1830-1919

Bound record book containing laws and regulations, meeting minutes and agendas, membership and subscription lists.

Box: 9812, Dates: 1830-1919

Record book and correspondence

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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