Hopedale Community Papers on Microfilm

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 Bancroft Memorial Library

 Hopedale, Massachusetts


    The Bancroft library doesn't have a microfilm projector. However, the microfilmed items listed below are
    also available in the safe at the library.

    Reel 1 Label on box says 1831 – 1838. The reel actually covers the Community years of 1842 and later.
    Nearly all of the items in this reel were written in cursive. Some of it looks like it may be impossible to
    decipher and some of it is reasonably easy to read.

    No. 1 - Record book of the Hopedale Community
    No. 2 - Declaratory Resolutions
    No. 3 - Record of the Inductive Community at Hopedale, Milford, 1849
    No. 4 - Record Book of the Hopedale Inductive Community, 1850 – 1856
    No. 5 – Proceedings of the Trustees and Council of Fraternal Community No. 1, Book 1, 1841 - 1847
    No. 6 – The Hopedale Industrial Army, 1849 – 1854
    No. 7 – Minutes of the Hopedale Sewing Circle, 1848 – 1862
    No. 8 – Inventory of the Hopedale Home School Property, 1859
    No. 9 – Home School Journal, 1861 – 1871
    No. 10 – Hopedale Home School Ledger, 1861 – 1871
    No. 11 – Account book for Cabinet Branch, 1854 – 1855
    No. 12 – Ledger, 1850 – 1853
    No. 13 – Ledger, 1854 – 1855
    No. 14 – Ledger, 1858
    No. 15 – Record of marriages conducted by Adin Ballou
    No. 16 – Record of marriages conducted by Adin Ballou, 1823 – 1889
    No. 17 – Index to Marriages – Book 1
    No. 18 – Index to Marriages, Book 2
    No. 19 – Funeral Register of Adin Ballou, Book 1, 1821 – 1884 (including some obituaries) Baptisms, 1831
    – 1890.

    Reel 2 – Ballou’s funeral register
    Organization of Commune No. 1
    Agreement transferring books of Mechanics’ Association to Hopedale Community
    Funeral sermon for Abbie Ballou Heywood by Rev. L.G. Wilson
    The Inductive Harbinger, 1853 (hand written – legibility ranges from poor to good)
    The Practical Christian, 1840 – 1860 (quite clear)
    The Diamond (some pages of fair legibility, others good)
    The Mammoth (most in good condition; some not)
    The Radical Spiritualist, 1859 (very good condition)

    Reel 3 – Spiritual Reformer, 1866
    The Modern Age, 1865
    A Journal of Progressive Thought and Sentiment
    The Non-Resistant, 1839
    Address Delivered Before the Thwing Family Annual Gathering, Thanksgiving 1849
    Address at the Funeral of Mrs. Anna Thwing Draper
    Autobiography of Adin Ballou
    Practical Christian Tracts, No. 111
    Capital Punishment
    Christian Non-resistance Defended against Rev. Henry Ward Beecher by Adin Ballou
    Christian Non-resistance by Adin Ballou- 2 volumes – Second volume includes “Biographical Sketch of the
    Author,”
    A Discourse on Christian Non-resistance in Extreme Cases (including slavery) 1860
    A Discourse on the Subject of American Slavery Delivered at the First Congregational Meeting House in
    Mendon, Mass – July 4, 1837
    Endless Punishment Rejected
    Exposition of Views on Spiritual Manifestations – 1853
    Fundamental Principles
    The Furious Priest Reproved – 1823
    The Golden Wedding or Furniture Marriage Anniversary of Arnold Taft, esq, and wife, September 4, 1865
    History of the Hopedale Community

    Reel 4 - History of Milford
    Hopedale Collection of Hymns and Songs for the Use of Practical Christians
    The Inestimable Value of Souls – Sermon – Universalist Society, Medway, 1830
    Memoir of Adin Augustus Ballou, 1853
    Monitorial Guide for the Use of Inductive Conferences in the Practical Christian Republic, 1862
    Non-resistance in Relation to Human Governments, 1839
    Oration before the Citizens of Blackstone Village and its Vicinity, Mendon, Mass., July 5, 1830
    An Oration, Milford, July 4, 1827
    Practical Christian Socialism, 1854
    Practical Christianity in Relation to Different Christs and Christianities
    Practical Christianity in Relation to Education and Amusements, 1860
    Practical Christianity in Relation to Endless Punishment, 1860
    Practical Christianity in Relation to Voting at the Polls

    Reel 5 – Primitive Christianity
    Prospectus of the Hopedale Educational Home
    Annual Meeting of the Hopedale Community, January 1861
    Report of a Public Discussion between the Revs. Adin Ballou and Daniel D. Smith, 1834
    True Love vs. Free Love – Testimony of a True Hearted Woman, 1855
    The True Scriptural Doctrine of the Second Advent – Antidote to Millerism, Adin Ballou, 1843
    Violations of the Federal Constitution in the “Irrepressible Conflict,” Adin Ballou, 1861
    The Voice of Duty, delivered at the antislavery picnic, Westminster, July 4, 1843
    An Argument on Punishment and Forgiveness between Adin Ballou and Barton Ballou, 1832
    A Treatise on the Strawberry, Samuel Brown, 1856
    On Earth, Peace
    Bertha and Willie, A Story for the Young, by Mrs. H.N. Greene Butts
    Eda Darling; or the Little Flower Girl, by Mrs. H.N. Greene Butts
    Printers and Compositors School
    Catalogue and Circular of the Hopedale Home School for School Years 1856 – 1859
    Communal Songs and Hymns, 1856
    Compact of the Commune No. 1 of the Hopedale Community, 1856
    Constitution, As Altered and Adopted, 1847
    Constitution of the Hopedale Community, 1849
    Constitution of the Hopedale Community, 1850
    Constitution of the Hopedale Community, 1853
    Constitution of the Hopedale Community, 1861
    The Second Coming of Christ, Lyman day
    Christ and the End of the World, Lyman Day
    The Adin Ballou Memorial
    Hopedale Town Report for the year 1886
    Evils of the Revolutionary War, 1846
    Orthodoxy vs. Spiritualism and Liberalism, William H. Fish, 1857
    Memoir of Butler Wilmarth
    The Little Angel; A Temperance Story for Children, Mrs. H.N. Greene
    Little Harry’s Wish, or “Playing Soldier,” Mrs. H.N.Greene, 1868
    Child’s Gift Book, 1860
    Rhymes for Little Folks, H.N.Greene, 1860
    Declaratory Resolutions of the Hopedale Community, with reference to the existing civil war, etc.
    Home School Memorial – Reunion of the Hopedale Home School, 1867 (A complete catalogue of the
    members.)

    Reel 6 – Hopedale Reminiscences
    Memoir of Adin Ballou (Including a sermon written by himself to be read at his own funeral.)
    On the Formation of the Town of Hopedale, sermon, April 11, 1886
    Report of a Select Committee on the Subject of a High School in Milford, Mass, 1848
    Human Life, delivered in Mendon, Mass., on the death of Seth Davenport, by Linus Shaw, 1843
    In Memorium – Rev. Adin Ballou by Rev. C.A. Staples, 1890
    To the Blessed Memory of Joseph Bubier Bancroft, by his daughter, Lilla Bancroft Pratt, 1938
    Non-Resistance by Charles Whipple
    The Inductive Communion, Susan E. Whitney, 1908
    The Arena, B.O. Flower
    Hopedale and its Founder, Rev. Lewis G. Wilson
    Milford and Hopedale, Rev. Lewis G. Wilson
    The Immortal Life, G. Young
    Farewell to the Schoolhouse Chapel, Adin Ballou
    Festival Songs of the Inductive Communion, 1857

    Also on microfilm – Draper, Preston and Allied Family Histories

    Another list of Hopedale historical material is the bibliography for Edward Spann's Hopedale: Commune to
    Company Town. Thanks to Patricia Hatch for sending it. Here it is.   

                          
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