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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 18 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;...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1670-2017

Abington Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A220
Scope and Contents The original records of Abington Preparative Meeting -- pre-Separation, Hicksite, and Orthodox -- include minutes of men's, women's and joint business meetings as well as other records. Records of Abington Preparative Meeting include: men's minutes, 1786-1897 (H), 1827-1868 (O); women's minutes, 1787-1893 (H); women's account books, 1834-1874; school fund account books, 1773-1900 (H).
Dates: 1773-1943

Abington Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A250
Scope and Contents Records of Abington Quarterly Meetings, from 1786, include: Hicksite and United men’s minutes; Orthodox men’s minutes; Hicksite women's minutes; Orthodox women’s minutes; First-day School Union records; minutes of the Hicksite Meeting on Worship and Ministry, the Ministry and Counsel Committee, and of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders, Orthodox; Orthodox meeting financial records; minutes of the Abington Visitation Committee; minutes of the Gwynned Visitation Committee; minutes of the...
Dates: 1786-2018

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.
Dates: 1713-2008

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...
Dates: 1690-2014

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.
Dates: 1784-1974

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.
Dates: 1838-1989.

Haverford Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H390
Scope and Contents Records of Haverford Quarterly Meeting, 1955-ongoing, as follows: minutes, 1955-64, & 1988-98, 2001-06, and Clerk's correspondence, 1993-98.
Dates: 1955-2006

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.
Dates: 1713-1996

Merion Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M460
Scope and Contents Records of Merion Monthly Meeting, 1888-ongoing, as follows: Hicksite and United vital records, 1942-[ongoing]; minutes, 1951-2019; property records, 1891-2001; Hicksite financial records, 1888-1986; and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1888-1999