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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 27 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.
Dates: 1862-2017

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.
Dates: 1711-1933

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,...
Dates: 1694-2009

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.
Dates: 1823-1955

Bucks Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B860
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the men's meeting, 1684-1827; minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1827–1955 (with joint men and women's sessions beginning in 1893); minutes of the Orthodox meeting, 1827-1898; minutes of the United meeting since 1955; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1685-1893; Orthodox women’s meeting minutes, 1827-1898; records of births and deaths, 1680-1711; marriage records, 1683-1696; removals, 1682-1743; acknowledgements, 1683-1716; record of manumissions, 1776-1793; Orthodox...
Dates: 1680-2011, 2019

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.
Dates: 1682-1920

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.
Dates: 1765-1890

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.
Dates: 1680-2010

Horsham Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H670
Scope and Contents Records of the Horsham Preparative Meeting, 1758-1959, include: Hicksite men's meeting and joint session minutes, 1758-1959; Orthodox men’s meeting minutes, 1828-1907; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1785-1893; Orthodox women’s meeting minutes, 1879-1886; account books and other financial records, 1811-1938; and property records, 1760-1938.
Dates: 1758-1959

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.
Dates: 1736-1959