New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records

1633-2018
384.5 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902
rotating decorative images from SCUA collections

In 1661, less than a decade after the first Friends arrived in British North America, the precursor to the New England Yearly Meeting was organized as the Rhode Island Yearly Meeting. As the oldest of approximately two dozen yearly meetings in the United States, the NEYM currently comprises eight quarterly meetings and approximately 85 monthlies, which are the basic unit of organization for the Society. Like many peer Yearly meetings, the course of the New England Yearly Meeting has not always been smooth. The diversity of spiritual practice within the meeting, in particular, has been reflected in a history of separations and reunions, the most profound being the division in the 1840s between the increasingly evangelically-oriented Gurneyites, who went by the name Yearly Meeting of Friends for New England (and who joined Friends United Meeting in 1902), and the Wilburites, sometimes called Conservative Friends. In 1945, the disparate branches formally reunited.



Consolidated beginning in the 1960s, the NEYM collection contains the official records of the New England Yearly Meeting from its founding in the seventeenth century to the present, along with records of most of its constituent Quarterly, Monthly, and Preparative Meetings and records of Quaker schools and trusts. As varied as the Quaker practice they document, these records include minutes of meetings for business; committee records; newsletters, financial records; some personal papers; printed books and serials; and an assortment of photographs, audiovisual materials, microfilm, and electronic records. Of particular note are the vital statistics recorded by the Monthly Meetings, including general information on births, deaths, marriages, membership, and obituaries, and specifically-Quaker information on removals (formal letters written as members moved from one meeting to another), denials, testimonies (beliefs and convictions), and sufferings (penalties Quakers suffered for following testimonies). The Archives Committee of the NEYM is a partner in records management and on-going documentation of the Meeting and its constituent bodies. The collection also includes several thousand Quaker books and pamphlets, including the libraries of Moses and Obadiah Brown and several individual monthly meetings. The records of most monthly meetings in Maine are held at the Maine Historical Society, while important bodies of records are held at the Newport Historical Society (some Nantucket and Rhode Island Meetings) or at individual Monthly Meetings.

Background on New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

In 1661, less than a decade after the first Friends arrived in British North America, the precursor to the New England Yearly Meeting was organized as the Rhode Island Yearly Meeting. As the oldest of approximately two dozen yearly meetings in the United States, the NEYM I currently organized into eight quarterly meetings and approximately 85 monthlies, which are the basic unit of organization for the Society.

With roots in northern England, the Society of Friends was one of the most successful of the radical sects that arose during the religious ferment of the English Civil War. Spreading rapidly under the visionary leaders George Fox, Margaret Fell, and James Nayler, among others, Friends were widely regarded as a threat to the established social order for their insistence on the possibility of a direct experience of the divine without the intermediary of an ordained clergy, and for their radical egalitarianism rooted in the concept of an Inward Light, a divine spark within all humanity.

Intensely evangelical during the first decades of their existence, Friends spread their teachings throughout Britain and overseas, first arriving in New England in 1656. Greeted with considerable hostility by the Puritan authorities in Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Colonies. Their anticlericalism and egalitarianism were no less controversial in the New England theocracies than they had been in England, and the authorities responded with systematic repression, including banishment, corporal punishment, and in four cases, capital punishment: between 1659 and 1661, William Robinson, Marmaduke Stephenson, Mary Dyer, and William Leddra were all executed in Boston.

Despite the response, Friends found root in the more tolerant environs of Rhode Island, forming at least seven local meetings within a decade and organizing the first General Meeting of Friends in America in Newport, R.I., in 1661. The process of establishing governing structures for Quakerism in the colonies took on a new energy following the evangelical visit of George Fox in 1672, after which the General Meeting was formally constituted as the New England Yearly Meeting for Business, with Monthly Meetings constituted at the same time. New York Yearly Meeting was set off from New England in 1695. Three quarterly meetings were established between 1699 and 1705, which served as the official bodies for authorizing representatives to the Yearly Meeting.

The NEYM continued to formalize and strengthen church structures during the eighteenth century, emphasizing the distinctiveness of Quaker identity through insistence on adherence to basic tenets such as the peace testimony, opposition to slavery, and the enforcement of endogamy, though not without struggle. In 1784, the Yearly Meeting made its first attempt to establish a Friends school in Portsmouth, R.I., and although that school lasted only four years, it is regarded as a direct recursor to the Friends Boarding School in Providence, established in 1819 and known today at the Moses Brown School. The Oak Grove School in Vassalboro, Maine was established in 1849.

From early in their history, New England Quakers have been diverse in spiritual practice, leading to a legacy of sometimes profound doctrinal conflict. Although the Hicksite-Orthodox schism that shook Philadelphia and other Yearly Meetings had little impact in New England, outside of Nantucket, the NEYM suffered its own deep divisions. Beginning in 1817, several monthly meetings in New England underwent a brief, but intense period of conflict between "New Light" Friends, who questioned the divinity of Christ and emphasized the power of direct revelation, and their more conservative peers. Deeper splits, however, ensued in the 1840s between factions known as Gurneyites and Wilburites, named after their most vocal spokespersons, and each claiming to pursue the spirit of original Quakerism. Following the writings and preaching of the English Quaker, Joseph John Gurney, the more numerous Gurneyites were swept up in the evangelical tendencies shaping American Protestantism more generally, pursuing a Bible-centered, pastoral form of worship.

Responding to the Gurneyite surge, the Wilburites, named after John Wilbur of Hopkinton, R.I., grew concerned that evangelically-minded Quakers were tending to rely too much on the outward forms of Christianity and too little on the immediate guidance of the Holy Spirit. Wilburites (also known as Conservative Friends) retained simpler, unprogrammed meetings for worship. Throughout New England, but especially in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, monthly meetings divided between Gurneyites and Wilburites, organizing themselves into separate yearly meetings, the Gurneyite Yearly Meeting of Friends for New England and the Wilburite New England Yearly Meeting of Friends.

In the latter years of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth, the Gurneyites pursued evangelical priorities including domestic and foreign missions that led to the formation of larger administrative structures to coordinate more effectively between Yearly Meetings, culminating in the establishment of the Five Years Meeting of Friends in 1902. The Wilburites did not prosper, and by the mid-twentieth century, only three monthly meetings remained. In 1945, the Gurneyites and Wilburites agreed to merge, bringing in independent meetings in the Connecticut Valley, Cambridge and Providence to form the modern New England Yearly Meeting of Friends.

Meetings for Worship (established prior to formal meetings for business)

1661-1672
Boston
1657-1672
Oyster Bay (also Long Island or Flushing)
1659-1672
Piscataqua
1657-1672
Rhode Island
1657-1672
Salem
1657-1672
Sandwich
ca.1660-1672
Scituate

Monthly Meetings (before the establishment of Quarterly Meetings)

1701-1706
Dover
1700-1706
Greenwich
1701-1706
Hampton
1699-1706
Narragansett (became Greenwich Monthly)
1672-1706
Oyster Bay
1672-1706
Piscataqua
1672-1706
Rhode Island
1672-1706
Salem
1672-1706
Sandwich
1672-1706
Scituate

Quarterly Meetings

1944-present
Connecticut Valley
1815-present
Dover
1841-1952
Fairfield
1945-1951
Narragansett
1959-present
Northwest
1888-1938
Parsonfield
1699-1971
Rhode Island
1971-present
Rhode Island-Smithfield
1705-present
Salem
1705-present
Sandwich
1801-present
Smithfield
1813-present
Vassalboro

The following meetings are listed as "occasional meetings for worship" or "other meetings for worship" in the Yearly Meeting minutes from 1947 onward. They are presumably under the loose jurisdiction of the Yearly Meeting, without specific monthly or quarterly meeting ties. None of these meetings have records at the NEYM Archives; it is uncertain whether many of them ever created any records at all. Some, as indicated, were later joined to other formal meetings.

MeetingDatesCurrent status
Acushnet, Mass.1956-1958(also Long Plain; see New Bedford M.M.)
Adams, Mass.1955-present
Andover, Mass.1981-1985 (?)(joined Cambridge M.M.)
Camden, Me. (also Megunticook)1985-present(informally affiliated with Midcoast M.M.)
Casco, Me.1951-1989
Center Sandwich, N.H.1978-1981(joined N. Sandwich M.M.)
Dartmouth, Mass. (also Apponegansett)1947-1974(see Dartmouth M.M.)
East Benton, Me.1947-1953(to North Fairfield M.M.)
East Sandwich, Mass.1947-1950, 1956-1959(joined Sandwich M.M.)
Fort Fairfield, Me.1947-1959 (?)(see Maple Grove M.M.)
Henniker, N.H.1956-1974(joined Weare M.M.)
Jamestown, R.I.1951-1970(joined Providence M.M. as Conanicut W.G.)
Little Compton, R.I.1952-1989
Martha's Vineyard, Mass.1979-1983(became monthly meeting)
Nantucket, Mass.1946-1990(joined Sandwich Q.M.)
Newport, R.I.1975-1986; 1993-present(see Providence M.M.)
North Pembroke, Mass.1947-1963(joined Cambridge M.M.)
Quinebaug Valley (in Pomfret, Conn.)1982-1985(later in Storrs M.M.)
South Pittsfield, N.H. (also Pittsfield)1967-1974(joined Weare M.M.)
South Uxbridge, Mass.1956-1959, 1963-1983
South Yarmouth, Mass.1947-1949(see Sandwich M.M.)
Springvale, Mass.1974-1976
Waterville, Me.1959-1961
West Epping, N.H.1947-1972(joined Dover M.M.)

Scope of collection

Consolidated beginning in the 1960s, the NEYM collection contains the official records of the New England Yearly Meeting from its founding in the seventeenth century to the present, along with records of most (but not all) of its constituent Quarterly, Monthly, and Preparative Meetings and records of Quaker schools and trusts. As varied as the Quaker practice they document, these records include minutes of meetings for business; committee records; newsletters, financial records; some collections of personal papers; printed books and periodicals; and an assortment of photographs, audiovisual materials, microfilm, and electronic records. Of particular note are the vital statistics recorded by Monthly Meetings, including records of births, deaths, marriages, membership, and obituaries, and specifically-Quaker information on removals (formal letters written as members moved from one meeting to another), denials, testimonies (beliefs and convictions), and sufferings (penalties Quakers suffered for following testimonies).

The Archives Committee of the NEYM is a partner in records management and on-going documentation of the Meeting and its constituent bodies. The collection also includes several hundred Quaker books and pamphlets, including the libraries of Moses and Obadiah Brown and several individual monthly meetings. The records of most monthly meetings in Maine are held at the Maine Historical Society, while important bodies of records are held at the Newport Historical Society (some Nantucket and Rhode Island Meetings) or at individual Monthly Meetings.

Please note that this finding aid is considered preliminary only and subject to change. Several boxes of materials have arrived in recent years that have not yet been inventoried nor integrated into the finding aid, and SCUA is in the process of formalizing the organization of the collection to reflect We have attempted to normalize the terminology used to refer to record groupings, however the complexity of record keeping practices will lead to adjustments

Series descriptions

The official records of the New England Yearly Meeting include a diverse array of administrative records comprising minutes of annual business meetings; records of the Board of Overseers and Permanent Board; epistles exchanged with other Yearly Meetings and with subordinate Meetings; information on Quaker schools; financial records; and materials produced and collected by the Yearly's clerks and committees. The records of the Wilburite New England Yearly Meeting of Friends are maintained as a separate collection.

The central records of the NEYM consist of official and semi-official records maintained by the meeting clerk and other offices. They include a diverse array of correspondence and administrative files, reports and correspondence, epistles sent and received from other Yearly Meetings, and reports from committees and subordinate meetings, interspersed with other materials, unpublished and published.

The majority of the materials in Series 1 consist of materials that were received and maintained annually, with each accrual consisting of a formal epistles send to, or received from, other Yearly Meetings, committee reports and correspondence, and communications with subordinate (usually Quarterly) meetings. We have these materials out into the groupings, rather than maintain them as annual bundles. Epistles sent by the Yearly Meeting to its subordinate meetings are maintained as communications with the Quarterly Meetings, not with the Epistles sent and received. Other materials were separated into thematic groupings, either by the meeting Clerk or previous archivists, including significant content relating to the Asa Rand controversy, the Gurneyite-Wilburite separation, and important topical issues such as slavery.

Note that the records of Quarterlies and NEYM Committees are contained in other series.

Oversight of the Yearly Meeting is currently placed under the care of the Permanent Board between annual sessions, and supported by the Board of Managers (responsible for managing and investing Yearly Meeting funds), and the clerk (reponsible for recording the discernment which a meeting has reached and for sending and receiving correspondence on behalf of the meeting).

The Meeting for Sufferings (now called the Representative Meeting) was appointed by the Yearly Meeting and was initially charged with attending the Friends who were persecuted due to their beliefs, and over the years, they have been instrumental in raising concerns over moral and religious issues such as slavery, war, and inequality. The Meeting for Sufferings acted for the Yearly Meeting between sessions and later developed into the Representative Meeting. The Archives Committee is also part of the administration of the Yearly Meeting and is responsible for the care of records, correspondence, and other manuscript material entrusted to it by the yearly, quarterly, monthly and preparative meetings, Yearly Meeting committees, New England Friends Institutions, and individual members of the Yearly Meeting.

Committee work is an important part of the life and ministry of the Yearly Meeting and committees address a range of social and spiritual concerns. The nature, scope, and especially the names of committees vary widely through the years, but there has been a relatively constant attention to social justice, education, and the spiritual life of the community.

The series contains particularly rich documentation for Friends' educational concerns, particularly the Moses Brown School (founded ca.1780 as the Friends Boarding School), the Oak Grove School in Maine, and the Maryville Freedman's Normal Institute. Ministry and counsel (also called Ministers and Elders)

The Finance Committee stewards the financial resources at all levels of the NEYM, proposes annual budgets, nominates a Treasurer, and oversees the Meeting's accounts and investments.

Series 4 contains a small body of miscellaneous photographs associated with the Yearly Meeting along with a set of the microfilm of NEYM Records prepared by the Rhode Island Historical Society.

The records of Monthly and Quarterly meeting vary considerably in depth and detail, but often include data on membership (births, deaths, marriages, removals), discipline, and committees, in addition to minutes of business meetings. In line with the he records of men's and women's meetings were typically recorded separately until about the turn of the twentieth century when .

Please note that not all monthly meetings are represented in the NEYM Records held by SCUA and not all monthlies are fully documented. Other significant repositories for monthly meeting records include the Maine Historical Society (which houses records of many of the monthly meetings in Maine), the Nantucket Historical Association (housing materials relating to Nantucket), the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, and the Newport Historical Society (Rhode Island Monthly Meeting). Richard Statler's guide to NEYM Records contains a relatively comprehensive record of holdings at other repositories.

Series 4 includes miscellaneous materials produced retained by the Yearly Meeting, primarily on the history of the meeting and its membership. Most notable are materials collected on the history of meetinghouses in New England and biographies and testimonials on deceased Friends.

The NEYM collection includes hundreds of books, pamphlets, and periodicals on the Society of Friends and Quakerism with an emphasis on New England. Among these are significant works on Quaker doctrine, culture, and practice; personal testimonies, biographies, and histories; and works on Quaker responses to slavery, Native Americans, and the status of women; and there are some secondary works on Quakerism and Quaker history.

The printed materials were assembled from the personal libraries of Moses and Obadiah Brown and those held by individual monthly meetings. Nearly all of the books and pamphlets, but not the periodicals, have been cataloged in the UMass Libraries' online catalog.

Inventory

Record Group 1. New England Yearly Meeting Records
1672-2011

The official records of the New Yearly Meeting are a diverse body of administrative records comprised of minutes of annual business meetings; records of the Board of Overseers and Permanent Board; epistles exchanged with other Yearly Meetings; information on Quaker schools; financial records; and materials produced and collected by the Yearly's clerks and committees. The records of the Wilburite New England Yearly Meeting of Friends are included (Wilburite Monthly records are included in Series 2).

Series 1. Central Records
1672-2011
Minutes (official): Men's and Joint Meetings
1672-1921
Minutes [Antient epistles]
1672-1735
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1688-1787
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1788-1819
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1820-1835
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1836-1847
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1848-1861
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1862-1876
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1877-1886
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1887-1895
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1896-1901
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1902-1908
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1909-1914
Vol.
Minutes: Men's meeting
1915-1921
Vol.
Minutes: Joint
1923-1934
Vol.
Minutes: Joint
1935-1944
Vol.
Minutes (official): Women's Meeting
1764-1896
Minutes: Women's Meeting
1764-1776
Vol. :
Minutes: Women's Meeting
1777-1805
Vol. :
Minutes: Women's Meeting
1806-1824
Vol. :
Minutes: Women's Meeting
1825-1838
Vol. :
Minutes: Women's Meeting
1839-1851
Vol. :
Minutes: Women's Meeting
1847-1876
Vol. :
Minutes: Women's Meeting
1852-1866
Vol. :
Minutes: Women's Meeting
1867-1875
Vol. :
Minutes: Women's Meeting
1892-1896
Vol. :
Minutes (printed): Women's Meeting
1863-1865
Box 25: 21
Minutes (printed): Women's Meeting
1866-1868
Box 25: 22
Minutes (printed): Women's Meeting
1870, 1873
Box 25: 23
Minutes (rough): Men's Meeting
1759-1864
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1759-1765
Box 1: 1
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1766-1769
Box 1: 2
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1770-1775
Box 1: 3
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1783-1784
Box 1: 4
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1785
Box 1: 5
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1787
Box 1: 6
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1788
Box 1: 7
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1789
Box 1: 8
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1796
Box 1: 9
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1797
Box 1: 10
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1798
Box 1: 11
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1799
Box 1: 12
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1800
Box 1: 13
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1808
Box 1: 14
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1802
Box 1: 15
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1808
Box 1: 16
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1809
Box 1: 17
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1810
Box 1: 18
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1813
Box 1: 19
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1814
Box 1: 20
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1816
Box 1: 21
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1818-1820
Box 1: 22
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1821-1822
Box 1: 23
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1823
Box 1: 24
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1824-1825
Box 1: 25
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1826-1828
Box 1: 26
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1829-1830
Box 1: 27
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1832
Box 1: 28
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1833-1834
Box 1: 29
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough), with printed minutes and extracts
1835-1836
Box 1: 30
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1837
Box 1: 31
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1838-1844
Box 2: 1
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1839
Box 2: 2
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1840
Box 2: 3
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1841
Box 2: 4
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1842
Box 2: 5
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1843
Box 2: 6
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1844
Box 2: 7
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1845
Box 2: 8
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1851-1855
Box 2: 9
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1854
Box 2: 10
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1857
Box 2: 11
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1859-1860
Box 2: 12
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1861
Box 2: 13
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1862
Box 2: 14
Minutes: Men's Meeting (rough)
1864
Box 2: 15
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1776-1859
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1776
Box 25: 1
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1777
Box 25: 2
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1778-1779
Box 25: 3
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1780
Box 25: 4
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1781
Box 25: 5
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1782
Box 25: 6
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1783
Box 25: 7
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1784
Box 25: 8
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1785
Box 25: 9
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1786
Box 25: 10
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1787
Box 25: 11
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1787-1788
Box 25: 12
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1789
Box 25: 13
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1790
Box 25: 14
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1791
Box 25: 15
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1792
Box 25: 16
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1793
Box 25: 17
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1794
Box 25: 18
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1795
Box 25: 19
Minutes (rough): Women's Meeting
1857-1859
Box 25: 20
Account of expenses
1780
Box 2: 16
1854
Box 2: 17
Affirmation and declaration of fidelity [blank form]
1773
Box 2: 19
All Friends Conference
1917-1920
Box 2: 20
Alley, Daniel and Abigail (Weare Monthly Meeting): appeal
1812-1813
Box 2: 21
Bond by officers of the New England Yearly Meeting
1926
Box 2: 22
British and Foreign Bible Society: Monthly extracts from the correspondence
1819
Box 2: 23
Brown, Moses: Extracts from the last will and testament
1837
Box 2: 24
Charters of the Yearly Meeting of Friends on New England. Providence : Sidney S. Rider
1886
Box 2: 25
Children's Friends' Society of Providence: First Annual Report
1836
Box 2: 26
Committee reports and correspondence
1763-1876
Committee reports and correspondence
1763-1768
Box 2: 27
Committee reports and correspondence
1774-1779
Box 2: 28
Committee reports and correspondence
1784
Box 2: 29
Committee reports and correspondence
1785-1786
Box 2: 30
Committee reports and correspondence
1787
Box 2: 31
Committee reports and correspondence
1788-1790
Box 2: 32
Committee reports and correspondence
1791
Box 2: 33
Committee reports and correspondence
1794
Box 2: 34
Committee reports and correspondence
1795
Box 2: 35
Committee reports and correspondence
1798
Box 2: 36
Committee reports and correspondence
1799
Box 2: 37
Committee reports and correspondence
1800
Box 3: 1
Committee reports and correspondence
1801
Box 3: 2
Committee reports and correspondence
1802
Box 3: 3
Committee reports and correspondence
1803
Box 3: 4
Committee reports and correspondence
1804
Box 3: 5
Committee reports and correspondence
1805
Box 3: 6
Committee reports and correspondence
1806
Box 3: 7
Committee reports and correspondence
1807
Box 3: 8
Committee reports and correspondence
1808
Box 3: 9
Committee reports and correspondence
1809
Box 3: 10
Committee reports and correspondence
1810
Box 3: 11
Committee reports and correspondence
1811
Box 3: 12
Committee reports and correspondence
1812
Box 3: 13
Committee reports and correspondence
1813
Box 3: 14
Committee reports and correspondence
1814-1820
Box 3: 15
Committee reports and correspondence [includes Indian Affairs]
1822
Box 3: 16
Committee reports and correspondence
1823
Box 3: 17
Committee reports and correspondence
1824
Box 3: 18
Committee reports and correspondence
1825
Box 3: 19
Committee reports and correspondence
1826
Box 3: 20
Committee reports and correspondence
1827
Box 3: 21
Committee reports and correspondence
1828
Box 3: 22
Committee reports and correspondence
1829
Box 3: 23
Committee reports and correspondence
1830
Box 3: 24
Committee reports and correspondence
1831
Box 3: 25
Committee reports and correspondence
1832
Box 3: 26
Committee reports and correspondence
1833
Box 3: 27
Committee reports and correspondence
1834
Box 3: 28
Committee reports and correspondence
1835
Box 3: 29
Committee reports and correspondence
1836
Box 3: 30
Committee reports and correspondence
1837
Box 3: 31
Committee reports and correspondence
1838
Box 3: 32
Committee reports and correspondence
1839
Box 3: 33
Committee reports and correspondence
1840
Box 3: 34
Committee reports and correspondence
1841
Box 3: 35
Committee reports and correspondence
1842
Box 3: 36
Committee reports and correspondence
1843
Box 3: 37
Committee reports and correspondence
1844
Box 4: 1
Committee reports and correspondence
1845
Box 4: 2
Committee reports and correspondence
1846
Box 4: 3
Committee reports and correspondence
1847
Box 4: 4
Committee reports and correspondence
1848
Box 4: 5
Committee reports and correspondence
1849
Box 4: 6
Committee reports and correspondence
1850
Box 4: 7
Committee reports and correspondence
1851
Box 4: 8
Committee reports and correspondence
1852
Box 4: 9
Committee reports and correspondence
1853
Box 4: 10
Committee reports and correspondence
1854
Box 4: 11
Committee reports and correspondence
1855
Box 4: 12
Committee reports and correspondence
1856
Box 4: 13
Committee reports and correspondence: Yearly Meeting 1856 [Boarding School report, broadside]
1856
OS 1
Committee reports and correspondence
1857
Box 4: 14
Committee reports and correspondence
1858
Box 4: 15
Committee reports and correspondence
1859
Box 4: 16
Committee reports and correspondence
1860
Box 4: 17
Committee reports and correspondence
1861
Box 4: 18
Committee reports and correspondence [includes Gilbert Congdon letter to Perez Peck re: Freedmen]
1864
Box 4: 19
Committee reports and correspondence
1871-1873
Box 4: 20
Committee reports and correspondence
1875-1876
Box 4: 21
Committees: Boarding School
1835-1846
Box 4: 22
Conclusions and advice to be inserted in the Book of Discipline
1760
Box 4: 24
Constitution of the Bible Society of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations [with subscription list]
1813-1815
Box 4: 25
Declaration of the views of the Society of Friends in relation to church government. Providence : Knowles and Vose
1840
Box 4: 26
Deeds: Boston meetinghouse
1815-1828
OS 2
Deeds: Greenwich meetinghouse
1710
OS 2
Deeds: Providence meetinghouse
1725-1835
OS 2
Directory of Friends meetings: information sheets
ca.1946
Box 4: 27
Discipline: Christian and Brotherly advices. . . by the Yearly Meeting in London
1756
Vol.
Discipline: Christian and Brotherly advices. . . by the Yearly Meeting in London
1762
Vol.
Discipline: notices of revisions
1889-1895
Box 4: 28
Epistle of Caution Against Pride, from the Yearly Meeting in London [broadside, reprinted by Andrew Bradford, Philadelphia]
1718
OS 1
Epistles sent and received: Men's and Joint Meetings
1673-1991

Epistles are a formal advisory or admonitory letter sent by Quaker meetings to other meetings. The epistles included here were exchanged between Yearly Meetings, usually annually, and may be either printed or in manuscript form. They were among the primary means of communication between Yearly Meetings, treating with issues of significant concern in the Quaker world.

The collection includes a strong representation of epistles from the yearly meetings in London, Ireland, Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore and in later years, Ohio and Indiana. In the twentieth century, the collection includes an increasing number of epistles from meetings outside of North America. Epistles were also issued separately by the Women's Meeting.

Epistles from the NEYM to its subordinate meetings are filed under "Quarterly meetings: reports and communication."

Epistles sent and received
1703-1717
Box 5: 2
Epistles sent and received
1728-1738
Box 5: 3
Epistles sent and received
1744-1754
Box 5: 4
Epistles sent and received: London epistle on the names of months and days
1751
OS 2
Epistles sent and received
1755-1759
Box 5: 5
Epistles sent and received: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to subordinate meetings
1759
Box 5: 6
Epistles sent and received
1760-1761
Box 5: 7
Epistles sent and received
1762-1765
Box 5: 8
Epistles sent and received
1766-1767
Box 5: 9
Epistles sent and received
1768-1769
Box 5: 10
Epistles sent and received
1770-1772
Box 5: 11
Epistles sent and received
1773-1774
Box 5: 12
Epistles sent and received [London: bound together]
1775-1818
Box 5: 14
Epistles sent and received
1776
Box 5: 15
Epistles sent and received
1777
Box 5: 16
Epistles sent and received
1778
Box 5: 17
Epistles sent and received
1779
Box 5: 18
Epistles sent and received
1779
OS 1
Epistles sent and received
1780
Box 5: 19
Epistles sent and received
1781
Box 5: 20
Epistles sent and received
1782
Box 5: 21
Epistles sent and received
1783
Box 5: 22
Epistles sent and received
1784
Box 5: 23
Epistles sent and received
1785
Box 5: 24
Epistles sent and received
1786
Box 6: 1
Epistles sent and received
1787
Box 6: 2
Epistles sent and received
1788
Box 6: 3
Epistles sent and received
1789
Box 6: 4
Epistles sent and received
1790
Box 6: 5
Epistles sent and received
1791
Box 6: 6
Epistles sent and received
1792
Box 6: 7
Epistles sent and received
1793
Box 6: 8
Epistles sent and received
1794
Box 6: 9
Epistles sent and received
1795
Box 6: 10
Epistles sent and received
1796
Box 6: 11
Epistles sent and received
1797
Box 6: 12
Epistles sent and received
1798
Box 6: 13
Epistles sent and received
1799
Box 6: 14
Epistles sent and received
1800
Box 6: 15
Epistles sent and received
1801
Box 6: 16
Epistles sent and received
1802
Box 6: 17
Epistles sent and received
1803
Box 6: 18
Epistles sent and received
1804
Box 6: 19
Epistles sent and received
1805
Box 6: 20
Epistles sent and received
1806
Box 6: 21
Epistles sent and received
1807
Box 6: 22
Epistles sent and received
1808
Box 6: 23
Epistles sent and received
1809
Box 7: 1
Epistles sent and received
1810
Box 7: 2
Epistles sent and received
1811
Box 7: 3
Epistles sent and received
1812
Box 7: 4
Epistles sent and received
1813
Box 7: 5
Epistles sent and received
1814
Box 7: 6
Epistles sent and received
1815-1818
Box 7: 7
Epistles sent and received
1819
Box 7: 8
Epistles sent and received
1820
Box 7: 9
Epistles sent and received
1821
Box 7: 10
Epistles sent and received
1822
Box 7: 11
Epistles sent and received: London Yearly Meeting on the subject of religious care over children [written 1818, published 1822]
1822
Box 7: 12
Epistles sent and received
1823
Box 7: 13
Epistles sent and received [On the slave trade]
1823
Box 7: 14
Epistles sent and received
1824
Box 7: 15
Epistles sent and received
1825
Box 7: 16
Epistles sent and received
1826
Box 7: 17
Epistles sent and received [printed]
1827-1828
Box 8: 1
Epistles sent and received
1828
Box 8: 2
Epistles sent and received
1829
Box 8: 3
Epistles sent and received
1830
Box 8: 4
Epistles sent and received
1831
Box 8: 5
Epistles sent and received
1832
Box 8: 6
Epistles sent and received
1833
Box 8: 7
Epistles sent and received
1834
Box 8: 8
Epistles sent and received
1835-1839
Box 8: 9
Epistles sent and received
1836
Box 8: 10
Epistles sent and received
1837
Box 9: 1
Epistles sent and received
1838
Box 9: 2
Epistles sent and received
1839
Box 9: 3
Epistles sent and received
1840-1844
Box 9: 4
Epistles sent and received
1841
Box 9: 5
Epistles sent and received
1842
Box 9: 6
Epistles sent and received
1843
Box 9: 7
Epistles sent and received
1844
Box 9: 8
Epistles sent and received
1845
Box 9: 9
Epistles sent and received
1846
Box 9: 10
Epistles sent and received
1847
Box 10: 1
Epistles sent and received
1848
Box 10: 2
Epistles sent and received
1849
Box 10: 3
Epistles sent and received
1850
Box 10: 4
Epistles sent and received
1851
Box 10: 5
Epistles sent and received
1852
Box 10: 6
Epistles sent and received
1853
Box 10: 7
Epistles sent and received
1854
Box 10: 8
Epistles sent and received
1855
Box 10: 9
Epistles sent and received
1856
Box 10: 10
Epistles sent and received
1857
Box 10: 11
Epistles sent and received
1858
Box 10: 12
Epistles sent and received
1859
Box 11: 1
Epistles sent and received
1860
Box 11: 2
Epistles sent and received
1861
Box 11: 3
Epistles sent and received
1862
Box 11: 4
Epistles sent and received
1863
Box 11: 5
Epistles sent and received
1864
Box 11: 6
Epistles sent and received
1865
Box 11: 7
Epistles sent and received
1866
Box 11: 8
Epistles sent and received
1867-1869
Box 11: 9
Epistles sent and received
1870
Box 11: 10
Epistles sent and received
1871
Box 11: 11
Epistles sent and received
1872
Box 11: 12
Epistles sent and received
1873
Box 11: 13
Epistles sent and received
1874
Box 11: 14
Epistles sent and received
1875
Box 11: 15
Epistles sent and received
1876
Box 11: 16
Epistles sent and received
1877
Box 12: 1
Epistles sent and received
1878-1879
Box 12: 2
Epistles sent and received
1880-1884
Box 12: 3
Epistles sent and received
1885-1889
Box 12: 4
Epistles sent and received
1890-1894
Box 12: 5
Epistles sent and received
1897-1898
Box 12: 6
Epistles sent and received
1902-1923
Box 12: 7
Epistles sent and received
1952-1963
Box 12: 8
Epistles sent and received
1964
Box 12: 9
Epistles sent and received
1965-1966
Box 12: 10
Epistles sent and received
1967-1968
Box 12: 11
Epistles sent and received
1970
Box 12: 12
Epistles sent and received
1972
Box 12: 13
Epistles sent and received
1973
Box 12: 14
Epistles sent and received
1974
Box 12: 15
Epistles sent and received
1975
Box 13: 1
Epistles sent and received
1976
Box 13: 2
Epistles sent and received
1977
Box 13: 3
Epistles sent and received
1978
Box 13: 4
Epistles sent and received
1979
Box 13: 5
Epistles sent and received
1980
Box 13: 6
Epistles sent and received
1983
Box 13: 7
Epistles sent and received
1984
Box 13: 8
Epistles sent and received
1985
Box 13: 9
Epistles sent and received
1986
Box 13: 10
Epistles sent and received
1987
Box 13: 11
Epistles sent and received
1988
Box 13: 12
Epistles sent and received
1989
Box 13: 13
Epistles sent and received
1991
Box 13: 14
Epistles sent and received: Women's Meeting
1759-1888
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1759-1773
Box 25: 24
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1776-1777
Box 25: 25
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1778-1779
Box 25: 26
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1782
Box 25: 27
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1783
Box 25: 28
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1784
Box 25: 29
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1785
Box 25: 30
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1786
Box 25: 31
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1787
Box 25: 32
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1788
Box 25: 33
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1789
Box 25: 34
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1790-1792
Box 25: 35
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1793
Box 25: 36
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1794
Box 25: 37
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1795
Box 25: 38
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1796-1797
Box 25: 39
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1800-1802
Box 25: 40
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1803-1804
Box 25: 41
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1806-1812
Box 25: 42
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1814-1818
Box 25: 43
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1820-1826
Box 25: 44
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1835-1836
Box 26: 1
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting
1840-1845
Box 26: 2
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting (drafts)
ca.1848
Box 26: 3
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting (drafts)
1872
Box 26: 4
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting (drafts)
1874
Box 26: 5
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting (drafts)
1875
Box 26: 6
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting (drafts)
1876
Box 26: 7
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting (drafts)
1877
Box 26: 8
Epistles sent and received: Women's meeting (drafts)
1886, 1888
Box 26: 9
Epistolary declaration and testimony [on separation of meetings]
1845
Box 14: 1
Essay on some of the prominent doctrines and testimonies of Friends
1843
Box 14: 2
Friends Ministry to Persons
0000
Box 14: 4
Incorporation: Act to incorporate. . . NEYM
1823-1923
Box 14: 5
Incorporation: Act to incorporate the Overseers of monthly meetings of the Society of Friends in this state [Rhode Island]
1831
Box 14: 6
London Yearly Meeting: Declaration of unity with New England Yearly Meeting
1831
Box 14: 9
Meeting for Sufferings
1801
Box 14: 10
Meeting for Sufferings
1802
Box 14: 11
Meetinghouse: Agreement with Falmouth Monthly Meeting for construction and use of a meetinghouse
1896
Box 14: 12
Militia: Memorial to the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island [re. Quakers and the militia law]
1799
OS 2
Minute of advice from New England Yearly Meeting
1861
Box 14: 13
Ministers and Elders: Epistles to Quarterly Meetings
1755-1787
Box 14: 14
Miscellaneous
1787-1790
Box 14: 15
Miscellaneous: Chart of American Yearly Meetings, by James Cox
1950
Box 14: 16
Miscellaneous: Correspondence and printed material [including letter on the Mary Dyer statue in Boston]
1905-1956
Box 14: 17
Miscellaneous: maps
ca.1850-1925
OS 2
Miscellaneous: Proposals for printing by subscription, by Isaac Collins, in Trenton, the Holy Bible [broadside]
1789
OS 2
Miscellaneous: Wheeler, Frances: circular letter on missionary work
1917
Box 14: 18
Miscellaneous: Women's Meeting
ca.1775-1929
Box 26: 10
Mosher, Henry: Bequest
1875
Box 14: 19
Mosher Fund: List of books
1929
Box 14: 20
New England Yearly Meeting Clerk: Correspondence (Charles Tucker)
1872
Box 14: 21
New England Yearly Meeting Clerk: Correspondence (Charles Jenkins)
1874
Box 14: 22
Newspaper clippings
1873-1884
Box 14: 23
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1767-1876

The communications between the Yearly Meeting and its subordinate Quarterly and Monthly Meetings typically include the annual responses by Quarterly Meetings to queries from the Yearly regarding the spiritual state of the meeting and adherence to Quaker principles and formal epistles on topics of concern.

Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication
1767-1772
Box 15: 1
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1779
Box 15: 2
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1780
Box 15: 3
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1784
Box 15: 4
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1785
Box 15: 5
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1786
Box 15: 6
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1787
Box 15: 7
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1788
Box 15: 8
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1789
Box 15: 9
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1790
Box 15: 10
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1791
Box 15: 11
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1794
Box 15: 12
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1795
Box 15: 13
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1796
Box 15: 14
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1797
Box 15: 15
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1798
Box 15: 16
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1799
Box 15: 17
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1800
Box 15: 18
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1801
Box 15: 19
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1802
Box 15: 20
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1803
Box 15: 21
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1804
Box 15: 22
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1805
Box 15: 23
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1806
Box 15: 24
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1807
Box 15: 25
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1808
Box 15: 26
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1809
Box 15: 27
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1810
Box 15: 28
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1811
Box 15: 29
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1812
Box 15: 30
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1813
Box 15: 31
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1814
Box 15: 32
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1815-1819
Box 15: 33
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1820-1821
Box 15: 34
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1822-1823
Box 15: 35
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1824
Box 16: 1
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1825
Box 16: 2
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1827
Box 16: 3
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1828
Box 16: 4
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1829
Box 16: 5
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1830
Box 16: 6
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1831
Box 16: 7
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1832
Box 16: 8
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1833
Box 16: 9
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1834
Box 16: 10
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1835
Box 16: 11
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1836
Box 16: 12
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1837
Box 16: 13
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1838
Box 16: 14
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1839
Box 16: 15
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1840
Box 16: 16
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1841
Box 16: 17
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1842
Box 16: 18
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1843
Box 16: 19
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1844
Box 16: 20
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1845
Box 16: 21
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1846
Box 17: 1
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1847
Box 17: 2
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1848
Box 17: 3
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1849
Box 17: 4
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1850
Box 17: 5
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1851
Box 17: 6
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1852
Box 17: 7
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1853
Box 17: 8
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1854
Box 17: 9
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1855
Box 17: 10
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1856
Box 17: 11
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1857
Box 17: 12
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1858
Box 17: 13
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1859
Box 17: 14
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1860
Box 17: 15
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1861
Box 17: 16
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1863
Box 17: 17
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1864
Box 17: 18
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1865
Box 17: 19
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1866
Box 17: 20
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1871
Box 17: 21
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1872
Box 17: 22
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1873
Box 17: 23
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1874
Box 17: 24
Quarterly Meetings: reports and communication: Men's Meeting
1876
Box 17: 25
Quarterly Meeting communication: Women's Meeting
1754-1879
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1754
Box 26: 11
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1773-1774
Box 26: 12
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1775-1775
Box 26: 13
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1777
Box 26: 14
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1778-1779
Box 26: 15
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1780
Box 26: 16
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1781
Box 26: 17
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1782
Box 26: 18
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1783
Box 26: 19
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1784
Box 26: 20
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1785
Box 26: 21
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1786
Box 26: 22
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1787
Box 26: 23
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1788
Box 26: 24
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1789
Box 26: 25
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1790
Box 26: 26
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1791
Box 26: 27
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1792
Box 26: 28
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1793
Box 26: 29
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1794
Box 26: 30
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1795
Box 26: 31
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1796
Box 26: 32
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1797-1798
Box 26: 33
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1835-1848
Box 26: 34
Quarterly Meetings communication: Women's Meeting
1872-1879
Box 26: 35
Rand, Asa: A brief examination of Asa Rand's book called a Word in Season, by Samuel T. Hussey [manuscript for publication]
1821
Box 18: 1
Rand, Asa: A Few Obsevations on Some of the Principles of the People called Quakers, by Edward Cobb. Portland, Me. : A. & J. Shirley
1817
Box 18: 2
Rand, Asa: Notes and drafts for a refutation of Asa Rand's A Word in Season, by Samuel T. Hussey
1821
Box 18: 3
Rand, Asa: Notes and drafts for a refutation of Asa Rand's A Word in Season, by Samuel T. Hussey
1821
Box 18: 4
Rand, Asa: True Copy of a Manuscript Found Hanging on a Post at Gorham Corner, 1819; by Mary Still. Concord, N.H. : Daniel Colledge
1819
Box 18: 5
Rand, Asa: A Word in Season [photocopy] and Two Sermons on Christian Fellowship [photocopy]
1817-1819
Box 18: 6
Rental dispute: Susannah Russell v. Job Howland
1765
Box 18: 7
1843
Box 18: 8
School subscription (Moses Brown)
1780
Box 18: 10
School Fund subscriptions
1815-1820
Box 18: 11
School returns: Sandwich Quarterly Meeting
1837
Box 18: 12
School returns: Salem and Dover Quarterly Meetings
1837
Box 18: 13
Separation: Address to Friends prepared by the Committee of New York, New England, Baltimore, North Carolina, and Indiana. . .
1851
Box 18: 14
Separation: Complaints and evidence against John Wilbur
1840-1845
Box 18: 15
Separation: Brown, Dorcas: letter on reading a book by J. J. Gurney
0000
Box 18: 16
Separation: Buffum, David: letter on separatists
1847
Box 18: 17
Separation: Correspondence re: John Wilbur
1840-1845
Box 18: 18
Separation: Epistle to Quarterly and Monthly Meetings [on Gurneyite-Wilburite separation]: rough draft
1845
Box 18: 19
Separation: Narrative of the facts and circumstances that have tended to produce a secession in New England Yearly Meeting
1845
Box 19: 1
Separation: Narrative of the facts and circumstances that have tended to produce a secession in New England Yearly Meeting
1845
Box 19: 2
Separation: Notes concerning John Wilbur
ca.1842
Box 19: 3
Separation: Pamphlets: Pamphlets and epistles
1845
Box 19: 4
Separation: Pamphlets: An Appeal on Behalf of Gospel Order. Philadelphia : C. Sherman
1846
Box 19: 5
Separation: Pamphlets: An Earnest Expostulation. Boston : T. R. Marvin
1851
Box 19: 6
Separation: Pamphlets: A Vindication of the Disciplinary Proceedings. . . Boston : Damrell and Moore
1852
Box 19: 7
Separation: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting communication and correspondence
1849
Box 19: 8
Separation: Wilbur, John: Correspondence
Box 19: 9
Separation: Yearly Meeting notes on John Wilbur
1841-1844
Box 19: 10
Separation of meetings [including remarks of John Pease]
1845
Box 19: 11
Short vindication of the religious society called Quakers
1780
Box 19: 12
Slavery: Appeal to the professors of Christianity, the southern states, and elsewhere on the subject of slavery. . . Providence : Knowles and Vose
1842
Box 19: 14
Slavery: Report on the subject of the abolition of the slave trade [from the Meeting for Sufferings, London]
1825
OS 1
State of the Society reports
1969-1970
Box 20: 1
State of the Society reports
1971-1972
Box 20: 2
State of the Society reports
1974
Box 20: 3
State of the Society reports
1975
Box 20: 4
State of the Society reports
1976
Box 20: 5
State of the Society reports
1977-1978
Box 20: 6
State of the Society reports
1978
Box 20: 7
State of the Society reports
1979
Box 20: 8
State of the Society reports
1980-1981
Box 21: 1
State of the Society reports
1981-1982
Box 21: 2
State of the Society reports
1982-1983
Box 21: 3
State of the Society reports
1984
Box 21: 4
State of the Society reports
1985
Box 21: 5
State of the Society reports
1986
Box 21: 6
State of the Society reports
1987
Box 21: 7
State of the Society reports
1988
Box 21: 8
Taxation: Massachusetts. At to exempt the people called Quakers from paying taxes for the support of public worship
1803
OS 2
Taxation of Friends School by the State of Rhode Island. Providence : Rhode Island Printing Co.
1893
Box 22: 1
Testimonies and memorials: Mitchell, Joseph
1787
Box 22: 2
Testimonies and memorials: Collins, Hannah C.
1847
Box 22: 3
Testimonies and memorials: Page, Sophronia (Salem)
1851
Box 22: 4
Testimonies and memorials: Davis, Hannah (Rhode Island Monthly Meeting)
1854
Box 22: 5
Testimonies and memorials: Wing, Elizabeth (Rhode Island Monthly Meeting)
1854
Box 22: 6
Testimonies and memorials: Jones, Rachel W. (China); Taber, Hannah T. (New Bedford); Collins, Mary A. (South Kingstown); Robinson, Mary A. (South Kingstown); Greene, Rowland (Greenwich)
1859-1860
Box 22: 7
Testimonies and memorials: Meader, John (Providence); Davies, Joseph (New Bedford)
1861
Box 22: 8
Testimonies and memorials: Jones, Thomas (Durham)
1865
Box 22: 9
Testimonies and memorials: Farr, Elizabeth (Litchfield); Davis, Ruth (New Bedford); Roberts, Sarah B. (Dover); Meader, Martha (Seabrook)
1866
Box 22: 10
Testimonies and memorials: Day, Eunice (Durham); Varney, Mary P. (Durham); Cates, Anna (Vassalboro); Collins, Timothy Clark (South Kingstown); Chase, Mary (Salem); Keene, Avis (Salem)
1867-1869
Box 22: 11
Testimonies and memorials: Beede, Moses (Providence); Taber, Rhoda (New Bedford); Taylor, Samuel (Sidney); Howland, Susan (New Bedford); Congdon, Gilbert (Providence)
1871-1872
Box 22: 12
Testimonies and memorials: Gove, Susan (Seabrook)
1874
Box 22: 13
Testimonies and memorials: Binns, Zilla; Dow, Alice M.; Estes, James M.; Replogle, Charles N.; Shedd, Sarah Marble; Townsend, L. Tyler; Wood, Georgia Birdsall; Wood, Thomas
1927-1929
Box 22: 14
Testimony from the National Half-Year Meeting of Friends in Ireland concerning Job Scott
1794
OS 1
Testimony of the Society of Friends on the continent of America [Elisha Bates]
1829
Box 22: 15
Testimony of the Society of Friends on the continent of America [Elisha Bates]; includes 1916 reprint
1830
Box 22: 16
Traveling ministers: Hoag, Lindley Murray
1846-1854
Box 22: 19
Traveling ministers: Howland, Susan
1848-1859
Box 22: 20
Traveling ministers: Jenkins, Anna A.
1848
Box 22: 21
Traveling ministers: Jones, James
1850
Box 22: 22
Traveling ministers: Jones, Sybil and Eli
1866
Box 22: 23
Traveling ministers: Meader, John and Elizabeth
1851
Box 22: 24
Traveling ministers certificates: Hoag, Lindley Murray; Howland, Susan; Jenkins, Anna A.; Jones, Eli; Jones, James; Meader, Elizabeth; Meader, John; Osborne, John; Scott, Job (from Providence Monthly Meeting and Smithfield Quarterly); Tabor, Wiliam C.
1792-1856
OS 2
Views of the Society of Friends in relation to civil government. Providence : Knowles and Vose
1840
Box 22: 25
Vital records: Buffum family tree
1958
OS 2
Vital records: Directory of members
1960-1961
Box 22: 26
Vital records: Marriage certificates
1751-1970
OS 2
Marriage certificate: John Bowen to Phoebe Congdon
1751
OS 2
Marriage certificate: David Coffin to Abigail Folger (Nantucket)
1757
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Daniel Case to Lydia Sweat (Smithfield)
1781
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Levi Hunt to Rizpah Smith
1793
OS 2
Marriage certificate: John Wing to Rebecca Davis (New Bedford)
1803
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Seth Allen to Thankful Gifford (Barnstable)
1804
OS 2
Marriage certificate: John Mithcell to Katherine Gould (Middletown, R.I.)
1806
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Joshua Braley to Mary Landers (Falmouth)
1808
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Benjamin Percival to Phebe Swift (Sandwich)
1809
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Lodowick Holley to Abigail Howe (Sandwich)
1811
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Samuel Shove to Lydia Buffum
1812
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Charles Akins to Berthshebe Kelley (Barnstable)
1813
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Allen Kelley to Mary Freeman (Sandwich)
1814
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Thomas Bowerman to Abigail Davis
1815
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Nathan Bowerman to Hannah Fraly (Barnstable)
1819
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Abner Austin to Elizabeth S. Weeks (Falmouth)
1820
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Isaac Frye to Anna Bowerman (Sandwich)
1822
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Hezekiah Hoxie to Sarah Hoxie (Sandwich)
1822
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Paul Aldrich to Willa Cook (Mendon, Mass.)
1823
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Uriah Jillson to Hadasah Mowry (Smithfield)
1823
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Eligah Brownell to Phoebe Battey (Smithfield)
1826
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Jonathan Hazard to Mary Congdon
1826
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Stephen S. Sherman to Abi Briggs
1829
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Philip Walden to Mary Smith (Smithfield)
1836
OS 2
Marriage certificate: William R. Slocumb to Lovinia S. Thayer (Mendon, Mass.)
1837
OS 2
Marriage certificate: William C. P. Clemens to Ruth Daniels (Mendon, Mass.)
1840
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Allen Kelly to Deborah Inman (Smithfield)
1841
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Clement O. Reed to Lydia Buffum (Cumberland, R.I.)
1845
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Stephen Taber to Mary E. Pope (Vassalboro)
1854
OS 2
Marriage certificate: Thomas Gregory Ward to Jennette Tracy Agard (Bennington)
1970
OS 2
Vital records: Membership data
Box 22: 27
Vital records: Membership data
Box 22: 28
Vital records: Membership directory
1954-1955
Box 22: 29
Vital records: Membership directory
1955-1956
Box 22: 30
Vital records: Membership directory
1957
Box 22: 31
Vital records: Membership lists
1984
Box 23: 1
Vital records: Membership lists
1985
Box 23: 2
Vital records: Membership updates
1984-1985
Box 23: 3
Vital records: Statistical report
1988
Box 23: 4
Vital records: Statistics of the Yearly Meeting
1836
Box 24: 1
Vital records: Thayer, Rachel: Will
1768
OS 2
War: An Unnecessary Evil -- Forbidden By Scripture. Providence : Rhode Island Printing Co.
1886
Box 24: 2
World War I: Activities of Friends during the war and reconstruction (information sheets): Maine
ca.1919
Box 24: 3
World War I: Activities of Friends during the war and reconstruction (information sheets): Massachusetts
ca.1919
Box 24: 4
World War I: Activities of Friends during the war and reconstruction (information sheets): New Hampshire
ca.1919
Box 24: 5
World War I: Activities of Friends during the war and reconstruction (information sheets): Rhode Island
ca.1919
Box 24: 6
World War I: Battle Cry of the Mothers, by Angela Morgan [flier]
ca.1917
Box 24: 7
Yearly Meeting notes (from White Family Papers)
1834
Box 24: 9
Yearly Meeting notes (from C. Mumford)
1910
Box 24: 10
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1911-1929
Box 24: 11
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1933-1941
Box 24: 12
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1950-1955
Box 24: 13
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1963-1964
Box 24: 14
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1966-1967
Box 24: 15
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts: includes transcripts of Bible Half Hour by David Blamires
1968
Box 24: 16
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1969
Box 24: 17
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1970
Box 24: 18
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1971
Box 24: 19
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1972
Box 24: 20
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts: includes transcripts of Bible Half Hour by Howard R. Macy
1972
Box 24: 21
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1973
Box 24: 22
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1974
Box 24: 23
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1975
Box 24: 24
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1976
Box 24: 25
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1977
Box 24: 26
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1978
Box 24: 27
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1979
Box 24: 28
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1980
Box 24: 29
Yearly Meeting: programs and handouts
1981
Box 24: 30
Series 2. Administration and Governance
1672-2011
Permanent Board: Permanent Board (Formerly Executive Meeting, 1901; Representative Meeting, 1897; Sufferings, 1872)
1887-1924
Permanent Board
1974-1988
Permanent Board
1968
Permanent Board
1902-1912
Permanent Board
1902-1912
Permanent Board
1911-1974
Permanent Board
1921-1937
Permanent Board
1922-1926
Permanent Board
1924-1963
Permanent Board
1926 Oct. 1-1930 Jan. 1
Permanent Board
1930-1935
Permanent Board
1936-1947
Permanent Board
1961-1992
Permanent Board
1970-1978
Permanent Board
1984-1987
Permanent Board
1992-2008
Board of Managers
1890-1966
Board of Managers
1949-1959
Board of Managers
1972-1976
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds: Lynn Realty Trust
1933-1947
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds: Providence Friends School Funds
1895-1902
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds: Providence Union National Bank check stubs
1946-1955
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds: Treasurers Report (1955, 1959-1966), Christiansen and Co Audits (1962-1966)
1955-1966
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds: Trial balance book
1938-1966
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1902 Feb. 3-1918 June 14
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1918 June 13-1943 Oct. 13
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1922-1929
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1927-1935
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1929-1964
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1930-1967
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1943 Nov.-1958 Feb.
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1949-1986
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1958 Apr.-1967 Nov.
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1959 Jan.-1972 Dec.
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1965-1967
Board of Managers, Investments and Permanent Funds
1967-1974
Personnel: Personnel (Closed until 2031)
1983-1995
Personnel: Personnel (Closed until 2031)
1986-1991
Central Advisory, Executive Council
1928-1998
Central Advisory, Executive Council
1980-1989
Archives Committee: "Personal file" (material about the archive)
Archives Committee: Administrative files for archives
Archives Committee: Archive log
1982
Archives Committee: Archive log
1987-1990
Archives Committee: Archive log
1991-2001
Archives Committee: Box 104 miscellaneous
1990s
Archives Committee: Brightman inventory
1977
Archives Committee: Correspondence with Monthlies and Quarterlies
1996-2006
Archives Committee: Guide to archives
Archives Committee: Inventory of the Church Archives of Rhode Island, Society of Friends (WPA Guide): 3 copies
1939
Archives Committee: Obsolete inventories for Moses and Obadiah Brown books
1986
Archives Committee: Obsolete inventories for Moses Brown School books
1986
Archives Committee: Obsolete inventories for Moses Brown School books
1986
Archives Committee: RIHS agreement
1993-2004
Archives Committee: True miscellany
1915-1973
Archives Committee
1963
Archives Committee
1971
Archives Committee
2001
Archives Committee
1964-2010
Archives Committee
1970-2008
Archives Committee
1980-1999
Clerk: Bodine, Thomas
1962-1968
Clerk: Bodine, Thomas
1962-1968
Clerk: Browne, Gordon
1970-1975
Clerk: Cazden, Betsy
1991-1994
Clerk: Hoffman, Jan
1983-1986
Clerk
2007
Clerk: Kriebel, William B.
1987-1989
Clerk: Osborne, Ruth
1967
Clerk: Osborne, Ruth
1967-1969
Clerk: Perry, Sylvia
1978-1983
Clerk: Smith, Caleb
1974-1979
Meeting for Sufferings
1761-1841
Meeting for Sufferings
1766-1789
Meeting for Sufferings
1810-1857
Meeting for Sufferings
1828-1869
Meeting for Sufferings: Minutes
1775-1793
Meeting for Sufferings: Minutes
1793-1842
Meeting for Sufferings: Minutes
1842 June 16-1887 June 9
Series 3. Committees and Programs
1672-2011
China Camp
1969
China Camp
1953-2007
Committee on Closer Cooperation of All Friends in New England: Meetings on Union of meetings (George Selleck's notes)
1943-1945
Coordinating and Advisory Committee
2010
Earthcare Ministry
1982-1995
Equalization Committee
1950-2006
Faith and Practice Revision Committee: Discipline revision
1962-1965
Faith and Practice Revision Committee: Discipline revision papers
1948-1949
Faith and Practice Revision Committee: Faith and Practice
1979-1986
Faith and Practice Revision Committee: Faith and Practice revision
1966
Faith and Practice Revision Committee: Faith and Practice revision
1979-1986
Faith and Practice Revision Committee: Miscellaneous, including Faith and Practice rewrite
1979-1986
Friends Community Development Corporation
1973-1988
Friends Community Development Corporation
1974-1981
Long Range Planning and Personnel Committee
1981-1986
Meetings and Extension Committee
1962-1971
Ministry: Ministers and Elders
1707-1797
Ministry: Ministers and Elders
1781-1921
Ministry: Ministers and Elders
1798 June 9-1846 June 18
Ministry: Ministry and Counsel
1950-1977
Ministry: Ministry and Counsel
1961-1963
Ministry: Ministry and Counsel
1971-1978
Ministry: Ministry and Counsel
1976-1982
Ministry: Ministry and Counsel
1977-1995
Ministry: Ministry and Counsel
1998-2010
Ministry: Ministry and Oversight
1847-1912
Ministry: Select meeting
1710-1799
Ministry: Evangelistic Committee: Accounts
1906-1933
Ministry: Missionary Committee
1890-1971
Ministry: Christian Education Committee
1955-1986
Ministry: Christian Education Committee
1984-2010
Ministry: Church Extension Board
1894-1902
Mosher Book and Tract Fund
1948-1998
New England Friends Home
1828-1967
New England Friends Home
1958-2007
Schools: Betsy Collins Purinton Diary transcript
1819
Schools: Miscellaneous
1771-1972
Schools: School Committee: Subcommittee having the more immediate care of the school
1833 Mar. 5-1841 Oct. 12
Schools: School Committee: Subcommittee having the more immediate care of the school
1841-1850
Schools: School Committee: Subcommittee having the more immediate care of the school
1904-1907
Schools: School Committee
1958
Schools: School Committee
1780 June 12-1782 July 12
Schools: School Committee
1818-1833
Schools: School Committee
1833-1847
Schools: School Committee
1847-1852
Schools: School Committee
1852-1863
Schools: School Committee
1863-1880
Schools: School Committee
1864-1907
Schools: School Committee
1881-1894
Schools: School Committee
1905-1924
Schools: School Committee
1928 May 28-1935 Oct. 8
Schools: Maryville Freedmans Normal Institute
1873-1958
Schools: Maryville Freedmans Normal Institute
1879-1895
Schools: Moses Brown School: Accounts
1853-1887
Schools: Moses Brown School: Alumni Association
1859-1865
Schools: Moses Brown School: Alumni: Convention of former pupils
1859-1864
Schools: Moses Brown School: Funds
1925-1933
Schools: Moses Brown School: Headmasters Reports
1925-1930
Schools: Moses Brown School: Headmasters Reports
1930-1935
Schools: Moses Brown School: Headmasters Reports
1935-1940
Schools: Moses Brown School: Headmasters Reports
1940-1945
Schools: Moses Brown School: Headmasters Reports
1945-1950
Schools: Moses Brown School: Headmasters Reports
1950-1955
Schools: Moses Brown School: Headmasters Reports
1955-1959
Schools: Moses Brown School: Headmasters Reports
1959-1962
Schools: Moses Brown School: Literary societies, etc.
1847-1903
Schools: Moses Brown School: Also the Lincoln School
1924-1989
Schools: Moses Brown School: Nurturing Friends Education at Moses Brown School
2010
Schools: Moses Brown School: Photographs
1860s-1960s?
Schools: Moses Brown School: Schools after 1904; commencement programs, Moses Brown at Grindle Point
1780-1938
Schools: Moses Brown School: Scrapbook
1919-1957
Schools: Moses Brown School: Social Lyceum
1833-1838
Schools: Moses Brown School: Subcommittee on Real Estate
1875-1922
Schools: Moses Brown School
1780-1953
Schools: Moses Brown School
1782-1914
Schools: Moses Brown School
1815-1880
Schools: Moses Brown School
1816-1893
Schools: Moses Brown School
1819-1965
Schools: Moses Brown School
1819-2002
Schools: Moses Brown School
1892-1976
Schools: Moses Brown School
1919-1971
Schools: Non-NEYM
ca.1800-1960?
Schools: Oak Grove
1823-1923
Schools: Oak Grove
1873-1954
Schools: Minority Concerns in Friends Schools Committee: Also Minute 74 Committee
1979-1990
Schools: Minority Concerns in Friends Schools Committee
1964-1978
Program Committee: Predecessor to Sessions
1983-1993
Sessions Committee
1935-1949
Sessions Committee
1954-1973
Sessions Committee
1974-1982
Sessions Committee
1984-1991
Sessions Committee
1988-1995
Sessions Committee
1994-2009
Student loans
1967-2000
Social justice: Peace
1940-1969
Social justice: Peace and Social Concerns: "The Friends meeting and alcohol"
ca.1954
Social justice: Peace and Social Concerns
1970-2011
Social justice: Prejudice and Poverty
1973-1988
Social justice: Prejudice and Poverty:
Social justice: Restorative Justice Subcommittee
1970-2011
Social justice: Right Sharing of World Resources
1971-1980
Social justice: War Tax Concerns Committee
1979-1992
United Society of Friends Women: Financial
1950-2003
United Society of Friends Women
1996
United Society of Friends Women
1985-1993
United Society of Friends Women
1986-1999
United Society of Friends Women
2009-2011
Womens Foreign Missionary Corporation: Executive Committee
1897-1951
Womens Foreign Missionary Corporation: Treasurer
1894-1906
Womens Foreign Missionary Corporation: Treasurer
1900-1906
Womens Foreign Missionary Corporation: Treasurer
1905-1911
Womens Foreign Missionary Corporation
1884 June 11-1897 Feb. 2
Womens Foreign Missionary Corporation
1892-1903
Womens Foreign Missionary Corporation
1904-1934
Womens Foreign Missionary Corporation
1907-1956
Youth: Junior Yearly Meeting: History
1930-1980
Youth: Junior Yearly Meeting: History
1930-1980
Youth: Junior Yearly Meeting: Minutes and Scrapbook
1930-1940
Youth: Junior Yearly Meeting
1889-1970
Youth: Young Friends: Board
1939-1954
Youth: Young Friends
1949-1987
Youth: Youth Programs Committee
1988-2001
Committees: Miscellaneous to be filed
1990-2002
Committees
1985-1987
Committees
1989-1992
Committees:
Committees (to be filed)
1964-2005
Committees (to be filed)
1967-1998
Committees A-O (Denny's files)
1964-1985
Series 4. Financial
1672-2011
Financial: A. Shearman Jr Charitable Fund
1905
Financial: Abner Peace Fund
1864-1961
Financial: Finance Committee
1947-2006
Financial: H.H. Mosher Fund
1875-1912
Financial: H.H. Mosher Fund
1876-1952
Financial: H.H. Mosher Fund
199-1947
Financial: Othniel Tripp Fund
1950-1966
Financial: Rachel Thayer Fund (copies, extracts)
1767
Financial: Sarah N. Dixon Fund, Hingham Home, Huntington Home
1886-1975
Financial
1779-1861
Financial
1862-1870
Financial
1890-1908
Financial
1893-1913
Financial
1908-1923
Financial
1909-1945
Financial
1922-1923
Financial
1922-1928
Financial
1928-1934
Financial
1934-1940
Financial
1941-1944
Financial
1944-1948
Financial
1948-1953
Financial
1953-1958
Financial
1958-1959
Financial
1959 June-1960 July
Financial
1961-1967
Financial
1961-1969
Financial
1961-1975
Financial
1963-1966
Financial
1969-1975
Financial
1975-1987
Financial
1983-1985
Financial
1986-1988
Financial
1987-1989
Financial
1989-1991
Financial
1991-1992
Financial
1992-1993
Financial
1993-1994
Financial
1994-1995
Series 4. Audiovisual Materials
1865-1980
Audiovisual: Photographs: Exhibitions, Photographs
Audiovisual: Photographs: Also miscellaneous
?
Audiovisual: Photographs: Includes photo album of Work Camp at Weare, 1940
1895-1980?
Audiovisual: Photographs: Lantern slides
undated
Audiovisual: Photographs: Miscellaneous
Audiovisual: Photographs: Miscellaneous slides
1967-1978
Audiovisual: Photographs: NEYM meetings
1926-1940
Audiovisual: Photographs:
1860s-1980s?
Audiovisual: Photographs:
1870-1955
Audiovisual: Audiocassettes, etc.
Audiovisual: Recent accession from Cambridge lady
Audiovisual: Microfilm of records
Audiovisual: Microfilm of records
Audiovisual: Microfilm of records
Audiovisual: Microfilm of records
Record Group 2. Monthly and Quarterly Meeting Records
1672-2018

The records of each Monthly and Quarterly Meetings are listed in separate findings.

Record Group 4. Miscellaneous Materials
1695-2007
Attendance of Friends from abroad. . . , 1760-1839
ca.1839
List of Publick Friends... to New England, 1656-1780
ca.1780
Register of public Friends. . .
Register of the names of Publick Friends. . . , by Paul Wing
1787
Biographical and historical: Audiocassettes
1977-1987
Biographical and historical: Centennials
1854-1982
Biographical and historical: Clippings
Biographical and historical: Eminent Friends (about)
1849-1963
Biographical and historical: Facsimiles and copies
Biographical and historical: Guest book
1958-1969
Biographical and historical: Guides to archives
Biographical and historical: Leach, Robert J., Why Nantucket Quakers? (typescript of oral histories)
1976-1979
Biographical and historical: Maps, Burrill plots
Biographical and historical: Meetinghouse maps; New Bedford Monthly Barclay Society
Biographical and historical: Meetinghouse workshop: Lost meetinghouses, how to find
2003
Biographical and historical: Memorials and biographers
1959-1989
Biographical and historical: New England Friends join the Quaker Peace Witness (Scrapbook)
1960 Nov.
Biographical and historical: Scrapbooks
1880-1961
Biographical and historical: Stories for children
1884-1906
Biographical and historical: Testimonies
1761-1841
Biographical and historical: Testimonies (Memorials of deceased Friends)
1843-1868
Biographical and historical: Testimonies (Memorials of deceased Friends)
1871-1874
Brown, Moses: mostly stuff on Moses Brown:
1984-1989
Card catalog:
Card catalog:
Deeds and wills (including from Moses and Obadiah Brown):
1695-1964
Ephemera on NEYM from Guilford :
1951-1968
Ephemera, photographs, etc.:
Gould, Stephen Wanton: diaries (transcripts), box 1/2:
1803-1838
Gould, Stephen Wanton: diaries (transcripts), box 2/2:
1803-1838
Greetings from Swarthmore:
2000
Guilford College: Quaker collection
1969
Historical: Miscellaneous: guides to meetings
1763-1965
Histories: Essays on Quakerism in Lynn, Pelham, etc.
Histories: Genealogy of the Warner Family
1904
Histories: Miscellaneous mss histories of Quakers and Quakerism, including dissertations, etc.
Histories: Missionaries to China from Vassalboro, Me., by Wilbur and Julia Estes
2004
Histories: Notes on history of Quaker meetings in New England
Histories: Notes on meetinghouse, letter to Thomas Batty from Horace T. Fogg
ca.1920
Histories: Play: The business of our lives (opening session NEYM)
1961
Histories: Portrait of a Maine Quaker: letters written to Samuel Taylor, Jr. (1797-1875), minister, missionary and entrepreneur, by Elizabhet Sheehan
2007
Histories: Records of the Society of Friends at Harlem (China), Maine (copy)
1916
Histories: Records of the Society of Friends at Vassalborough, Maine
ca.1914
Histories: The Quakers Meeting, print by J. Bowles after E. Kepshrick [print]
Histories: The Society of Friends in Barnstable County (copy), by John H. Dillingham
1891
Histories: Vassalboro Friends Meeting Quaker Burial Ground, East Vassalboro, Maine, by Phyllis Jones
2005
Index to library books:
Index to Moses Brown books:
Index to vital statistics:
Letter from WAK to Rufus L. Griffith: (WAK=William A Knight)
1870 June 1
Meetinghouses: Meeting houses no longer extant
1812-1976
Meetinghouses: Meetinghouses in Massachusetts
1896-1964
Meetinghouses: Meetinghouses in Rhode Island
1785-1960
Meetinghouses: Quaker costumes, meeting house, photos by Edward Denham, New Bedford
ca.1891
Meetinghouses: Silas B. Weeks Meetinghouse project: Includes materials on New York Yearly; on meetinghouses, photos by Weeks, etc.
Meetinghouses: Silas B. Weeks Meetinghouse project: New England Meeting Houses, by Silas B. Weeks
ca.1980
Meetinghouses: Silas B. Weeks Meetinghouse project: New England Quaker Burial Grounds, by Silas B. Weeks
ca.1980
Meetinghouses: Silas B. Weeks Meetinghouse project:
1981-1990
Meetinghouses: Silas B. Weeks Meetinghouse project:
1985-2000
Meetinghouses: Silas B. Weeks Papers:
Melish, Map of the United States (1820); Sarah Swift friendship albums; Friends School scrapbook; issues of magazines:
1820-1887
Miscellaneous:
1709-1965
Miscellaneous:
1776-1999
Miscellaneous:
1963-1991
Miscellaneous:
1980-2006
Miscellaneous: Textiles: bags in which record books were carried:
Oral histories, narratives:
1926-1983
Peace scrapbook:
1937-1941
Peace and World Education Booth:
1924
Peace and World Education Booth:
1924
Peace and World Education Booth:
1924
Posters and oversized:
Quaker calendars:
Scrapbook, disbound:
1974
Sermon: Luke 22.19: Do this in remembrance of me:
1774
Suitcase:
Record Group 5. Printed Materials
1633-2009

NEYM books are listed individually in the UMass Amherst online catalog. The periodicals and pamphlets are still in the process of being cataloged.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Gift of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, Mar. 2016.

After many years of being on deposit at the Rhode Island Historical Society, the NEYM approved of the transfer of their records to SCUA in August 2015.

Bibliography

A more detailed history of Friends in New England can be found in Faith and Practice of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (1985).

An earlier, and still valuable version of this finding aid was produced by Richard D. Statler, Guide to the Records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in New England (1997).

Separated Material

The following collections of personal papers arrived with the NEYM collection and have been described separately:

Other formats available

Much, but not all of the records of the NEYM are available on microfilm. Sets of the film are available at the Rhode Island Historical Society, the Friends College at Earlham College.

Digitized content

Selected materials from the NEYM Records and associated collections have been digitized and may be viewed online through SCUA's digital repository, Credo.

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Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, May 2016.

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Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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  • Antislavery movements--New England
  • New England--History
  • Quakers--New England
  • Society of Friends--Connecticut
  • Society of Friends--Massachusetts
  • Society of Friends--New Hampshire
  • Society of Friends--Rhode Island
  • Society of Friends--Vermont

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  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends [main entry]

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