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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 65 Collections and/or Records:

Alloways Creek Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A450
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1783-1938; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1841-1877.

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.

Burlington Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B880
Scope and Contents Records of the Hicksite Burlington Quarterly Meeting include: minutes of the men's and joint meetings, 1827-1917; minutes of the women's meeting, 1827-1889; minutes of the Ministers and Elders meeting, 1841-1941; financial records; and miscellaneous papers, including membership lists, queries received and other records. Records of the Orthodox Burlington Quarterly Meeting include: minutes of the men’s and joint meetings, 1686-1983; women’s meeting minutes, 1686-1921; minutes of the Ministers...

Cape May Preparative Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C350
Scope and Contents Records of Cape May Preparative Meeting, 1794-1817, include: Men’s Minutes 1794-1817.

Chester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C455
Scope and Contents Records as follows: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1827-1950; minutes of the Orthodox men’s meeting, 1819-1946; Hicksite women's minutes, 1827-1897; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1788-1918; Hicksite financial records, 1761-1913; Orthodox financial records, 1922-1945; pre-separation property records, 1700-1814; Hicksite property deeds, 1852-1948; Orthodox property deeds, 1782-1944; minutes and other records of Moorestown First Day School, 1869-1924.

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