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Purchase Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-P831

Scope and Contents

Records of Purchase Meeting, 1725-ongoing. Includes minutes 1725-2016, vital records 1700-1989, financial records 1834, miscellaneous 1828-1988, and newsletters 1941-1995.

Dates

  • 1725-2016

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Copyright and Rights Information

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Biographical / Historical

Purchase Monthly Meeting was established in 1725 under Westchester Quarterly Meeting and became part of Purchase Quarterly Meeting on its establishment in 1745. In 1828 it divided into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. The Hicksite branch united with Purchase Preparative Meeting in 1908 to form Purchase Executive and Preparative Meeting. In 1937 this body united with its Orthodox counterpart. In 1964 Purchase Meeting, Religious Society of Friends, incorporated, which body continues to the present day.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (62 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

Records of Purchase Meeting, 1725-. Includes minutes 1725-2016, vital records 1700-1989, financial records 1834, miscellaneous 1828-1988, and newsletters 1941-1995.

Arrangement

Divided into series: Men's and Joint Minutes: 1.1 1725-47, 1.2 1725-47 (Summary), 1.3 1725-99 (Extracts), 1.4 1765-72 (Draft), 1.5 1772-85, 1.6 1777-79 (Draft), 1.7 1783-85 (draft), 1.8 1785-93, 1.9 1793-1806, 1.10 1806-1819, 1.11 1819-42 (Orthodox), 1.12 1843-68 (Orthodox), 1.13 1868-1937 (Orthodox), 1.14 1828-47 (Hicksite), 1.15 1847-83 (Hicksite), 1.16 1883-1919 (Hicksite), 1.17 1919-38 (Hicksite), 1.18 1939-45, 1.19 1962-70, 1.20 1970-74, 1.21 1974-78, 1.22 1978-80, 1.23 1980-85, 1.24 1985-91, 1.25 1946-54, 1.26 1954-61, 1.27 1996-2001, 1.28 1992-96, 1.29 2001-06, 1.30 2006-10, 1.31 2010-11, 1.32 2011-16; WoM: 2.1 1760-69, 2.2 1828-60 (Hicksite), 2.3 1861-83 (Hicksite), 2.4 1834-77 (Orthodox); Vital Records: 3.1 Register 1700-1806, 3.2 Marriages 1725-1910, 3.3 Marriages 1725-1910, 3.4 Manumissions 1777, 3.5 Testifications 1781-89, 3.6 Marriages 1785-1941, 3.7 Births and Deaths 1810-79 (Hicksite), 3.8 Register 1818-65 (Hicksite), 3.9 Register 1828-1907 (Orthodox), 3.10 Register 1828-1919 (Orthodox), 3.11 Memorials 1859-75 (Orthodox), 3.12 Register 1907-1937 (Orthodox), 3.13 Membership 1941-71, 3.14 Removals 1963-89, 3.15 Removals and Disownments 1777-1827; Ministers' and Elders' Minutes: 4.1 1828-54 (Hicksite), 4.2 1854-1904 (Hicksite), 4.3 1844-67 (Orthodox), 4.4 1867-82 (Orthodox), 4.5 1883-1935 (Orthodox); Miscellaneous: 5.1 1833 (Orthodox), 5.2 1833 (Orthodox), 5.3 1880-1937 (Hicksite), 5.4 1892-1895, 5.5 1913-37 (Orthodox), 5.6 1942-53, 5.7 1975-88, [Rye Meeting], 1958-72, 5.9 Radio Broadcasts 1942-49; Newsletter: 6.1 1941(?)-60, 6.2 1988-95; Finance and Property: 7.1 Subscriptions 1834.

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.

General

Vol.3.11 is entered into a ledger for a spinning manufactury, and also includes correspondence and some genealogical information on the Field family.

Title
RECORDS OF PURCHASE MEETING AND PURCHASE MEETING (HICKSITE) AND PURCHASE MEETING (ORTHODOX)
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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

Find It at the Library

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