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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

Abington Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A200
Scope and Contents Records of Abington Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, the pre-Separation and Hicksite monthly meetings, since 1670. Included are: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women; minutes of the women's meeting; registers of births and deaths; marriage and membership records; certificates of removal, disownments, etc.; epistles received and other miscellaneous papers. Records of the Orthodox Abington Monthly Meeting include: membership, 1827-1886; removals, 1828-1921;...

Cheltenham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C469
Scope and Contents Records of the Cheltenham Monthly Meeting and its Orthodox predecessor, Abington Monthly Meeting, 1713-1980, as follows: Orthodox vital records, 1827-2007; Orthodox/United Men’s and Joint minutes, 1827-2007; Women's minutes, 1827-1903; records of Worship & Ministry and its predecessors, 1713-1988; Financial records, 1922-2008; Property records, 1907-2007; Miscellaneous, 1913-2008; newsletter.

Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G910
Scope and Contents Records of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, 1690-2014, include: Hicksite births and deaths, 1690-1921; Orthodox births and deaths, 1720-1889; Hicksite marriages, 1715-1917; Orthodox marriages, 1828-1930; Hicksite removals, 1801-1924; Orthodox removals, 1828-1867; minutes, 1715-1812; Hicksite minutes, 1813-1984; Orthodox minutes, 1827-1936; women's minutes, 1717-1818; Hicksite women’s minutes, 1827-1897; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1818-1897; ministers and elders minutes, 1757-1818; Hicksite ministers and...

Gwynedd Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G970
Scope and Contents Records of Gwynedd Preparative Meeting, 1784-1974, as follows: Hicksite and United men’s minutes, 1798-1974; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1852; Hicksite women's minutes, 1798-1892; minutes and other papers of Gwynedd First Day School, 1881-1936; account books and other financial records, 1784-1910; property records, 1807-1808; account books of Gwynedd Friends' School trustees, 1822-1892.

Haverford Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H368
Scope and Contents Records of Haverford Monthly Meeting, 1838-2002, include: records of burials, 1838-1977; marriage and membership records, 1904-2002; men’s and joint meeting minutes, 1904-1996; women's minutes, 1904-1910; Ministers and Elders and Worship and Ministry minutes, 1905-1969; account books, 1905-1958; Property records, 1834-1982.

Horsham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H650
Scope and Contents Records of Horsham Monthly Meeting, 1713-1996, include: records of births and deaths, 1713-1901; marriage and membership records, 1713-1992; removals issued and received, 1783-1940; men’s and joint meeting minutes, 1782-1996; Orthodox men’s meeting minutes, 1827-1828; Hicksite women's minutes, 1782-1793, 1819-1885; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1786-1964; account books, 1782-1956; Hicksite and United Overseers' minutes, 1846-1976; School Committee minutes and account books, 1783-1895.

Merion Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M470
Scope and Contents Records of the Hicksite preparative meeting and of its predecessor, the pre-Separation preparative meeting. Included are: minutes,1702-1705, 1832-1834, 1854-1859, 1862-1951; burials, 1682-1919 and 1918-1929; deaths 1702-1808; membership, 1848-1887 and 1929-1930; women's minutes, 1819-1836 and 1848-1884; financial and property records; and miscellaneous papers.

Norristown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-N620
Scope and Contents Records include: Hicksite minutes, 1861-1913 and 1919-1935; Hicksite women's minutes, 1861-1897; property records; First Day School records.

Radnor Monthly Meetings Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-R300
Scope and Contents Records of both the pre-Reunification Radnor Monthly Meetings and the records of the sucessor of Radnor United Monthly Meeting. Records of the first Radnor Monthly Meetings, pre-Separation, Orthodox and Hicksite, 1685-1951 include: vital records, 1680-1826; Hicksite vital records, 1763-1950; Hicksite men’s minutes, 1827-1951; Orthodox men's minutes, 1682-1865; women's minutes, 1685-1811; Hicksite women’s minutes, 1872-1887; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1835-1865; ministers and elders'...