MG 094 - Market Square Presbyterian Church

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Scope and Content

Consists of four boxes of records beginning with:

History of the English Presbyterian Congregation of Harrisburg, later known as the Market Square Presbyterian Church

Sunday School records, 1825-1926

Treasurer's report by General John Kean listing the contributors, 1790-1792

Records relative to the construction of a church building, 1802-1807

The Sesquicentennial Yearbook, 1794-1944

Papers concerning the church lottery, 1798-1807

Lists of pew renters, 1807-09, and salary due the pastor, 1809-13, list of arrearages of rent, 1833

Early legal papers, e.g. deeds, mortgages

Early receipts & accounts

Board of Trustees correspondence and minutes of meeting, 1861, minutes of congregational meeting, 1827

Invoices & receipts, 1852-59

Legal papers, 1841-1855

Invoices & receipts, 1854-58, photo of church

Correspondence, 1853-55

Cancelled checks, 1856; church directories for 1884, 1896, photo cards, 1872 & 1892

The charter and by-laws, 1860 and an "Historical Discourse on the Ruling Elders of the First Presbyterian Church" delivered by Rev. T. H. Robinson, 1868, & Social Liberty, 1873

Sermons by Rev. T. H. Robinson, 1865-1884 and Rev. Geo. B. Stewart, 1899

Yearbooks, 1887-93 & 1896

Miscellaneous Programs, 1894-1968

Commemorative program for the 175th anniversary, 1794-1969

"Church and Home" monthly publication of the church for Apr. 1883, Feb. 1887, Dec. 1911

Copies of a newspaper clipping from the Harrisburg Daily Telegraph March 5, 1879 concerning a lawsuit over the graveyard brought by Jefferson Harris and William Harris

Church bulletins, 1906 & 1930

Yearbooks, 1887-1894, 1896-1915

Early correspondence, 1795-1883, which include Snowden Family history and Boyd family history with newspaper clipping concerning Rev. Nathan Randolph Snowden

Bound volumes of the church publication "Church and Home," May, 1882 - May, 1894

Date(s): 1789-1969

Extent: 4 boxes, 28 folders