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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:

Bordentown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B620
Scope and Contents Records include: Hicksite meeting minutes, 1860-1878; Hicksite membership list, 1848; pre-Separation and Orthodox women's meeting minutes, 1804-1827; and a pre-Separation school fund subscription list, 1808-1822.

Burlington and Rancocas Monthly Meetings Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-R340
Scope and Contents Records of Rancocas and Burlington Monthly Meetings. Records include: Minutes, 1678-1991; vital records, 1675-1990; Women's minutes, 1681-1914; Ministers and Elders' minutes, 1756-1907; as well as account books, other financial records, and miscellaneous papers.

Chesterfield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C470
Scope and Contents Records of the united monthly meeting and of its predecessors, 1682-1977, as follows: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1684-1827; minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1827-1956; minutes of the united meeting, 1932-1977; minutes of the Orthodox meeting, 1820-1932; minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1688-1824; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1852; minutes of the Orthodox women’s meeting, 1810-1903; minutes of the ministers and elders’ meeting, 1875-1953; vital records,...

Cropwell Monthly and Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C700
Scope and Contents Records of of the pre-Separation, Orthodox, and United branch of Cropwell Preparative Meeting, 1793-1982, include: vital records; men's minutes, 1794-1982; women's minutes, 1806-1917; financial records, 1816-1911; property records, 1805; school committee records, 1906-1920; school trustees' minutes, 1792-1830; Cropwell school fund trustees' account books, 1836-1911.

Records of Cropwell Monthly Meeting, 1982-2008, include: minutes, 1982-2008; miscellaneous, 2009

Easton Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-E100
Scope and Contents Records of the Orthodox branch of Easton Preparative Meeting, 1810-1944, include: men's minutes, 1810-1944; women's minutes, 1810-1900; financial records, 1870-1899; trustees' school fund account book, 1824-1900.

Evesham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-E800
Scope and Contents Records of the Hicksite and Orthodox monthly meetings and their predecessor, the pre-Separation meeting, 1682-1956. Includes: Hicksite men's minutes, 1827-1884, and pre-Separation/Orthodox men's and joint minutes, 1908-1956; women's minutes, 1828-1884 (Hicksite) and 1812-1908 (pre- and Orthodox); vital records of both branches, 1682-1884 and 1956; minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1762-1800 (pre-), 1828-1884 (Hicksite), and 1840-1884 (Orthodox); and other miscellaneous materials, including a...

Evesham Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-E910
Scope and Contents Pre-Separation and Hicksite meeting records include: Minutes of the men's meeting, 1828-1884; and minutes of the women's meeting, 1801-1884. Also included are two account books of the women's meeting, 1830-1868 and 1868-1884. Orthodox and United meeting records include: burials, 1816-1940; minutes of the men's meeting, 1762-1970; minutes of the women’s meeting, 1828-1908; account books, 1838-1970; school trustees minutes and accounts, 1795-1970; miscellaneous papers, 1943-1960 and n.d.; deeds...

Mansfield Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M310
Scope and Contents Records of Mansfield Preparative Meeting, 1779-1913, include: men's minutes, 1818-1913; women's minutes, 1791-1907; accounts, 1828-1845; trustees minutes, 1779-1891; and school fund records, 1783-1858.

Medford and Upper Evesham Monthly Meetings Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M400
Scope and Contents Records of Medford Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, 1691-1996, include: Orthodox births and deaths, 1691-1882; Orthodox marriages, 1794-1957; Hicksite membership register, 1758-1978; Orthodox membership, 1693-1979; Orthodox removals, 1794-1935; Hicksite men's meeting and joint session minutes, 1828-1956; Orthodox men’s meeting minutes, 1811-1996; Hicksite women's minutes, 1828-1896; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1794-1917; Hicksite ministers' and elders' minutes, 1829-1896; Orthodox ministers’...