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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:

Birmingham Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B550
Scope and Contents Records include: Hicksite and United minutes , 1869-1956; Hicksite women's minutes, 1869-1886 (included in Joint minutes, 1869-1903); Orthodox minutes, 1852-1921 ; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1886-1919 ; pre-Separation and Hicksite deeds and other property records, 1721-1903; Hicksite First Day School minutes, 1897-1949 and miscellaneous papers, 1960; and Orthodox School Fund accounts, 1828-1845.

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.

Bradford Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B700
Scope and Contents Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting and of its pre-Separation predecessors, Bradford & Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, Bradford Monthly Meeting and Uwchlan Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), include: Minutes, 1880-1900/1954-2013; minutes of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, 1828-1863; minutes of Bradford Monthly Meeting, 1828-1880; vital records, 1699-1921/1984-2006; women's minutes, 1828-1886. Also included are records of Bradford Monthly Meeting since 1724: Orthodox vital records, 1724-1908; minutes of the...

Bradford Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B730
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1764-1824; a Hicksite membership list, 1894, contained in Bradford Monthly Meeting record book, 1828-1899; Orthodox men's minutes, 1828-1875; pre-Separation and Orthodox women's minutes, 1821-1844, 1907-1918; and Orthodox property deeds, 1820-1890.

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.

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.

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,...

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.

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...

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.