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Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern and Western Districts Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B354

Scope and Contents

Records of Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern and Western Districts, 1828-1930. Includes men's and joint minutes 1856-1873, women's minutes 1828-1873, minutes of Meeting of Ministers and Elders 1829-1846, minutes of Meeting of Ministry and Oversight 1877-1905, minutes of Meeting of Ministry and Oversight and Committe on Pastoral Care, 1906-1930.

Dates

  • 1828-1930

Creator

Language of Materials

Records in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

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Biographical / Historical

In 1828, Baltimore Monthly Meeting had a Preparative Meeting for the Eastern District and one for the Western District. After the Separation, Orthodox Friends combined the two meetings, renaming the new meeting as "Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern and Western Districts in Unity with the Ancient Yearly Meeting of Friends." Baltimore Quarterly Meeting laid down this meeting in 1873. Five years later, under direction of a new Discipline, the duties of Ministers and Elders were combined with those of the Overseers, and a new body of Ministry and Oversight was created to be known as "Baltimore Preparative Meeting for Ministry and Oversight." By 1906, the modifier "Preparative" was dropped.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Divided into series: 1.Men's Meeting and Joint; 2.Women's Meeting; 3.Worship and Minstry and its Predecessors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
Title
RECORDS OF BALTIMORE PREPARATIVE MEETING OF FRIENDS FOR THE EASTERN AND WESTERN DISTRICTS (ORTHODOX)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Haverford College Quaker Collection
Date
2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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