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Easton Monthly Meeting Records (including its predecessor Saratoga 1778-1794)

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-E373

Scope and Contents

Records of Easton Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, the first Saratoga Monthly Meeting, 1778-ongoing. Includes: men's, women's & joint minutes, 1778-1985, births & deaths, 1735-1973, marriages, 1778-87 & 1789-1964, membership, 1778-1790, removals, 1790-1959, Ministers and Elders minutes, 1832-1925, minutes and accounts of Friends Seminary, 1874-1894, an accounts ledger, 1892-1985, and Newsletters 1990-95, Membership, 1778-90 also includes list of members of East Hoosick, White Creek, and Saratoga Preparative Meetings. Vol. 1.8 (1930-42) also includes minutes of Saratoga Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1815-1925.

Dates

  • Creation: 1778-1995

Creator

Language of Materials

These records are entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Biographical / Historical

Easton Monthly Meeting was established in 1778 as Saratoga, set off from Nine Partners Monthly Meeting. It was a part of Nine Partners Quarterly Meeting until Saratoga Quarterly Meeting was established in 1793. In 11mo 1795, the name of Saratoga Monthly Meeting was changed to Easton, and Saratoga "the west side of the river" retained the name Saratoga. After the Separation of 1828 this meeting affiliated with New York Yearly Meeting (Hicksite). Easton remains active to date.

Extent

2.2 linear ft. (28 volumes (plus 5 folders))

Abstract

Records of Easton Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, the first Saratoga Monthly Meeting, 1778-ongoing. Includes: men's, women's & joint minutes, 1778-1985, births & deaths, 1735-1973, marriages, 1778-87 & 1789-1964, membership, 1778-1790, removals, 1790-1959, Ministers and Elders minutes, 1832-1925, minutes and accounts of Friends Seminary, 1874-1894, an accounts ledger, 1892-1985, and Newsletters 1990-95, Membership, 1778-90 also includes list of members of East Hoosick, White Creek, and Saratoga Preparative Meetings. Vol. 1.8 (1930-42) also includes minutes of Saratoga Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1815-1925.

Arrangement

Divided into series: Minutes (men's and joint): 1.1 1778-1782, 1.2 1783-1791, 1.3 1790, 1.4 1791-1795, 1.5 1795-1813, 1.6 1813-1846, 1.7 1846-1929, 1.8 1930-1942, 1.9 1942-1972, 1.10 1973-1985; women's minutes: 2.1 1778-1784, 2.2 1784-1791, 2.3 1791-1792, 2.4 1793-1812, 2.5 1812-1842, 2.6 1842-1885; Vital Records: 3.1 Births and Deaths 1735-1973, 3.2 Marriages 1778-1787, 3.3 Marriages 1789-1964, 3.4 Membership 1778-1790, 3.5 Removals 1790-1959; Ministry and Counsel: 4.1 1789-1825, 4.2 1832-1846, 4.3 1852-1909, 4.4 1908-1925; Friends Seminary: 5.1 1874-1894, 5.2 Accounts, 1868-1910; Finance: 6.1 Ledger 1892-1985, 6.2 Deed (copy) 1788, 6.3 Deed 1873; Newsletter: 7.1 1990-1995; Miscellaneous: 8.1 Commonplace book 1814, 8.2 Records inventory 1902, 8.3 Misc. correspondence 1811-1955.

Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.

Existence and Location of Copies

Minutes to 1929, women's minutes to 1885, births & deaths, 1810-1950, marriages, 1789-1936, membership, 1896, & removals, 1778-1790 also available in microfilm, for use in the repository only: MR-NY36-37.

Title
Easton Monthly Meeting Records (including its predecessor Saratoga 1778-1794)
Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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