Universalist Sabbath School Depository

The headings from Scriptual Series to Record Books come from the longest booklist (c. 1866) I have. A few other works are peppered in as I have them.]

Scriptural Series, by William R. French

Boston: Universalist Publishing House

  1. Little Moralist
  2. Gospel Precepts
  3. Gospel Lessons
  4. Gospel Doctrines
    • The Sabbath School Assistant, designed for Bible Classes and the Higher Classes in Sabbath Schools. (1859) [A book of questions, keyed to biblical passages, to spark discussion.]

Universalist Docrinal Series, by L. J. Fletcher

Boston: Universalist Publishing House

  1. The Infant School
  2. First Impressions
  3. Key to Young Heart [sic]
  4. Guide to Salvation
  5. Lives and Doctrines of the Apostles
    • Universalism: its Doctrines and their Foundations (1854)

Service Books

  • S. S. Liturgy
  • The Altar
  • * A Manual for Sunday Schools. To which is added a Collection of Hymns. by William S. Balch.  (Boston: A. Tompkins, 1847)
    • The Manual and Harp, for the Use of Sunday Schools, by L. J. Fletcher. (Boston: N. E. Universalist Publishing House, 1866.) [replaced the first manual?]

For Scholars from Four to Seven Years of Age

  • Lessons for Infant Mind [sic]
  • Easy Lessons
  • Infants [obscure]
  • The First Step in S. S.
  • What Must I Try to Be
  • Pictoral S. Q. Book
  • Seven to Ten Years

    • Childhood of Jesus
    • Child’s Catechism
    • Things to Love
    • Duties of a Day

    Ten to Twelve Years of Age

  • Bacon’s Lives of the Patriarchs, I & II
  • Quest. on Sacred Hist.
    • S. S. Companion
    • Paige’s Questions
    • Lessons on Prayer

    Over 14, and for Bible Classes

    • S. S. Expositor
    • Catechism on Parables
    • Emerson’s Holy Land
    • Hudson’s Questions
    • Miner’s Bible Exercises

    Record Books

    • Teacher’s Class Book
    • Superintendent’s Record Book

    Other Resources

    Other Worship Resources

    • Living Fountain: a New and Choice Collect of Sunday School Songs. “Composed, selected and arranged by S. W. Straub” (Chicago: S. W. Straub and Boston: Universalist Publishing House.) [Apart from an imprint on the front cover, this work does not seem particulary Universalist; perhaps an independent publisher that “branded” works for denominations?]


      • First Steps toward Heaven for Little Christians. Fourth edition. “prepared by Mrs. Abbie F. Marsh” (Universalist Publishing House, 1898)
    • Adventures of Elder Triptolemus Tub; comprising Important and Startling Disclosures concerning Hell; its Magnitude, Morals, Employments, Climate &c all very satisfactorily authenticated. To which is added the Old Man of the Hill-side. (Boston: Universalist Publishing House, 1867)