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QM/Ph/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/Ph/MM
_____ MONTHLY MEETING _____ The basic unit of Quaker administration, which holds regular monthly business meetings. Only members can participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. _____ PREPARATIVE MEETING _____ A regularly-organized business meeting of a single congregation which prepared business to be presented to the monthly meeting. The scope of business as recorded in its minutes was normally limited to responses to queries and matters of property and school oversight. _____ QUARTERLY MEETING _____ Meetings for business held four times per year, attended by representatives of all monthly meetings in a region. It is an intermediary between the monthly and yearly meeting, serves as an appellate body for disciplinary matters, and considers problems too large for a local meeting to solve. A quarterly meeting holds the authority to establish or discontinue a monthly, preparative, or particular meeting for worship. It collects financial assessments from each monthly meeting in accordance with the quota established by the yearly meeting.

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Bristol Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B750
Scope and Contents Records of Bristol Monthly Meeting include: Minutes, 1874-1978 and 1990-2016; vital records, 1873-2017; Women's minutes, 1874-1880; minutes of the meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1882-1918; minutes of the meeting of Ministry and Counsel, 1919-1935; loose marriage papers, 1875; financial papers relating to burial lot funds, 1933-1938; deeds, 1909-1926 and n.d.; and other fiancial and miscellaneous papers, 1873-2017.

Bristol Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B770
Scope and Contents Records of Bristol Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), include: minutes, 1777-1933; women's minutes, 1861-1877; burial records, 1832-1863; account book, 1821-1926; queries, ca. 1777; deeds and property papers, 1711-1803; papers concerning Desborough property dispute, 1913-1915; miscellaneous papers, 1783-1818 & 1869; Bristol Friends' School account book, 1875-1912.

Buckingham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B800
Scope and Contents Records of the pre-Separation and Hicksite Buckingham Monthly Meeting include: minutes, 1720-1979/1998-2000/2004-09; vital records, 1693-1988; Women's minutes, 1722-1891; Ministers and Elders' minutes, 1787-1815, 1867-1928; First Day School records, 1876-1964; School Committee papers, 1790 & 1878-1950; Epistles received, 1791-1848; and miscellaneous papers, 1899 and 1923. Records of Orthodox meetings, 1747-1897, include: minutes 1827-1897; vital records, 1747-1896; women’s minutes,...

Buckingham Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B820
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and joint meeting, 1847-1955; minutes of the pre-separation and Hicksite women's meeting, 1823-25, 1846-78; a Hicksite treasurer's book, 1876-1926; minute books of the Orthodox men's meeting, 1871 9mo 27-1881 2mo 2, 1881 3mo 2, 1891 1mo 28; and minute books of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1827 9mo26-1849 5mo2, 1875 3mo31-1887 2mo2.

Byberry Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B920
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation and the Hicksite meetings, 1756-1919; minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite women's meeting, 1770-1897; Hicksite financial records; records of the School Fund Trustees; records of the School Association, and more.

Falls Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-F370
Scope and Contents Records of Falls Preparative Meeting, 1680-1890, as follows: pre-Separation men's minutes, 1765-1827; Hicksite men's minutes, 1827-1890; Orthodox women's minutes, 1873-1880; pre-Separation and Hicksite account books.

Fallsington Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-F350
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes since 1683; vital records, 1680-1960; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1683-1819 & 1827-1891 and Orthodox women's minutes, 1820-1918; Hicksite ministers and elders' minutes, 1756-1904 and Orthodox ministers and elders' minutes, 1859-1923; school committee minutes, 1823-1855; miscellaneous papers.

Makefield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M200
Scope and Contents Records of Makefield Monthly Meeting, 1736-1959, include: Hicksite men's meeting and joint session minutes, 1820-1959; vital records, 1736-1955; Hicksite women's minutes, 1820-1892; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827; ministers and elders' minutes, 1855-1892; treasurer's account book, 1821-1926; account book of Makefield Young Friends Association, 1923-1934; membership committee minutes, 1925-1926.

Makefield Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M340
Scope and Contents Records of the Makefield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), the Makefield and Newtown Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), and their pre-Separation predecessor, 1793-1926. Records include: Hicksite men’s minutes, 1793-1926; Hicksite women's minutes, 1802-1825 and 1836-1892; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827; births and deaths, 1862-1902; membership, 1820; financial records, 1804-1810.

Middletown Monthly Meeting (Langhorne, Pa.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M500
Scope and Contents Records of Middletown Monthly Meeting, 1649-2016, include: vital records; men’s and joint session minutes; women’s minutes; ministers’ and elders’ minutes; financial records; miscellaneous papers.