Atlanta, Feb. 26, 1908
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the office of the Clerk on above date.
The meeting was called to order at 8:15 P.M. Chairman Harding presiding.
Members present were Harding, Moore, Watts, Jackson, Spencer, Behre, Lederle, Bowser, Perkins.
In addition to these, we had the pleasure of having Dr. Samuel Eliot of Boston with us.
The object of the meeting being for the purpose of hearing the views of the various Trustees on the suggested amalgamation of the Unitarian and Universalist Churches in this City, Mr. Moore suggested that the several members present express themselves on that subject. (Archivist: the following was lined out in the typed written meeting minutes: “Dr. Eliot first having roughly outlined the possibility of such action being taken as brought to his notice by Dr. Bowser.”) Dr. Bowser explained the possibility of such action being taken.
Each member in turn was invited to give such expression to his views as desired which was accepted by all present.
Following this a general discussion of the matter took place, Dr. Eliot also giving a short but forceful review of what had been accomplished in this direction elsewhere and the possibilities here as he saw them.
The sentiment of a majority of the members seemed to be that the contemplated move was worthy of further consideration.
No further business being presented the meeting adjourned 10:30P.M
Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26 Folder: 02 Book: 02 Page: 257
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA