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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 257 Collections and/or Records:

Harrisburg Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H365
Scope and Contents Records include minutes of the Harrisburg Society of Friends and Harrisburg Monthly Meeting, 1928-1934 and since 1941; an account book, 1909-1960; membership lists for 1955 and 1957; and miscellaneous records, including Clerk's files, 1989-1993, records of the Building Renovation Committee, 1993-1997, and Bequest Committee records, 1986-1989.

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.

Haverford Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H370
Scope and Contents Records of Haverford Preparative Meeting, 1741-1950, include: membership lists, 1783-1796, 1809-1827 and 1826 (with Radnor Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths [copy], 1685-1924); Orthodox membership, 1783-1863; membership list, 1931 (with Minutes, 1918-1935); Hicksite men’s meeting minutes, 1839-1948 and 1948-1950 (with Old Haverford Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1950-1955); women's meeting minutes, 1805-1807 (with Radnor Monthly Meeting women's minutes, 1812-1835); Hicksite women’s meeting minutes,...

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.

Hockessin Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H600
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1808-1827; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1827-1893; minutes of the Hicksite joint (men's and women's) meeting, 1893-1955; minutes of the united meeting since 1955; vital records since 1740; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1893; minutes of the pre-Separation woman's meeting, 1808-1827; minutes of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1827-1831; account book, 1821-1888; and First Day School minutes, 1887-1899.

Hockessin Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H620
Scope and Contents Records of Hockessin Preparative Meeting, 1818-1893, as follows: minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1818-1825; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1825-1886; women's meeting minutes, 1863-1893; account book, 1822-1854; subscription lists for quota, 1830-1837 & n.d.

Homeville Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H640
Scope and Contents Records include: Hicksite minutes, 1877-1917; papers of the Homeville Cemetery Company, 1914-1915.

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.

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.

Huntingdon Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H810