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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:

Downingtown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D610
Scope and Contents Records of Downington Preparative Meeting, 1811-1907, include: vital records, 1829; men's minutes, 1811-1907; women's minutes, 1811-1907; financial records, 1856-1919; property records, 1798-1935; miscellaneous papers, 1887-1905; trustees' minutes, 1876-1910; Springer Legacy trustees' minutes, 1877-1887.

Doylestown Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D630

Easton Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-E100
Scope and Contents Records of the Orthodox branch of Easton Preparative Meeting, 1810-1944, include: men's minutes, 1810-1944; women's minutes, 1810-1900; financial records, 1870-1899; trustees' school fund account book, 1824-1900.

Evesham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-E800
Scope and Contents Records of the Hicksite and Orthodox monthly meetings and their predecessor, the pre-Separation meeting, 1682-1956. Includes: Hicksite men's minutes, 1827-1884, and pre-Separation/Orthodox men's and joint minutes, 1908-1956; women's minutes, 1828-1884 (Hicksite) and 1812-1908 (pre- and Orthodox); vital records of both branches, 1682-1884 and 1956; minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1762-1800 (pre-), 1828-1884 (Hicksite), and 1840-1884 (Orthodox); and other miscellaneous materials, including a...

Evesham Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-E910
Scope and Contents Pre-Separation and Hicksite meeting records include: Minutes of the men's meeting, 1828-1884; and minutes of the women's meeting, 1801-1884. Also included are two account books of the women's meeting, 1830-1868 and 1868-1884. Orthodox and United meeting records include: burials, 1816-1940; minutes of the men's meeting, 1762-1970; minutes of the women’s meeting, 1828-1908; account books, 1838-1970; school trustees minutes and accounts, 1795-1970; miscellaneous papers, 1943-1960 and n.d.; deeds...

Exeter Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-E950
Scope and Contents Records of Exeter Monthly Meeting, 1956-2015. Includes: Minutes, 1956-2015.

Fallowfield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-F300
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation and Hicksite mnutes, 1811-1980; pre-Separation, Hicksite, Orthodox and United vital records since 1740, including births and deaths, burial chart, marriage records, membership lists, removals; pre-Separation and Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1811-1893; minutes of Hicksite Ministers and Elders, 1829-1916 and of Worship and Ministry, 1919-1959 ; Hicksite Ercildoun First Day School minutes; 1893-1935; Hicksite financial records, 1903-1961; miscellaneous papers,...

Fallowfield Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-F320
Scope and Contents Records of Fallowfield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1797-1936, as follows: Minutes of the men's meeting and joint sessions, 1848-1936; women's meeting minutes, 1797-1806 and 1823-1893; membership lists, ca. 1805, [190-?], 1910; treasurer's accounts, 1895-1907. Records of Fallowfield Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) include: men’s meeting minutes, 1827-1891; women’s meeting minutes, 1847-1883; membership, 1858-1884; account books, 1890-1895.