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Shrewsbury and Plainfield Half-Yearly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-S573

Scope and Contents

Records of Shrewsbury and Plainfield Half-Yearly Meeting, 1705-ongoing. Includes men's, women's, and joint minutes 1705-1972; Worship & Ministry minutes 1799-1992; and miscellaneous.

Dates

  • 1705-2013

Creator

Language of Materials

These records are entirely in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

Shrewsbury and Rahway Quarterly Meeting was established in 1672. In 1828 it divided into Orthodox and Hicksite branches. The Orthodox branch affliiated with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and was laid down in 1857. In 1891 the Hicksite branch became Shrewsbury and Rahway Half-Yearly Meeting and in 1892 it changed its name to Shrewsbury and Plainfield Half-Yearly Meeting, which body continues to the present day.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Overview

Records of Shrewsbury and Plainfield Half-Yearly Meeting, 1705-2013. Includes men's, women's, and joint minutes 1705-1972/1991-2013; Worship & Ministry minutes 1799-2013; and miscellaneous.

Arrangement

Divided into series: Men's and Joint Minutes: 1.1 1828-1921, 1.2 1921-44, 1.3 1944-58, 1.4 1958-63, 1.5 1964-66, 1.6 1967-72, 1.7 1829-57, 1.8 1705-57, 1.9 1757-1828, 1.10 1991-2012; Women's minutes: 2.1 1841-58, 2.2 1858-93, 2.3 1838-57, 2.4 1732-56; Ministers & Elders minutes: 3.1 1828-56, 3.2 1880-1907, 3.3 1908-51, 3.4 1951-62, 3.5 1962-72, 3.6 1972-80, 3.7 1973-90, 3.8 1980-92, 3.9-3.10 1799-1857, 3.11 1991-2013; Miscellaneous: 4.1 1880-85, 4.2 1885-1903, 4.3 1974-90, 4.4 1827-57, 4.5 Reports 1991-2013.

Custodial History

Hicksite and United meeting records transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997; pre-Separation and Orthodox records deposited by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.

Title
RECORDS OF SHREWSBURY AND PLAINFIELD HALF-YEARLY MEETING OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library