Marion Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

1973-1990
1 box (0.5 linear foot)
Call no.: MS 902 M3756
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Quakers have a tangled history in Marion, Mass., a coastal town located on the northwestern edge of Buzzards Bay. As early as 1702, Friends established a preparative meeting in the village of Sippican (currently part of Marion), however this fed particular meetings in the neighboring towns of Rochester or Mattapoisett, rather than Marion itself. An independent worship ground was established in East Marion in 1946, followed in 1970 by a separate independent meeting in Marion under the care of Sandwich Quarter. This latter became the core of Marion Monthly Meeting, which was formally set off in 1973. The meeting was laid down in 1992.



Somewhat intermingled, this collection documents the complete, though comparatively brief history of the Quaker monthly meeting in Marion, Mass. It includes a thorough set of minutes for all but the final two years of the meeting, plus a small quantity of correspondence and financial information.

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Background on Marion Monthly Meeting of Friends


An image of: Abbie Loring in Cape Cod Quaker attire, ca.1930.Photo by Alton H. Blackington

Abbie Loring in Cape Cod Quaker attire, ca.1930.

Photo by Alton H. Blackington

Quakers have a tangled history in Marion, Mass., a coastal town located on the northwestern edge of Buzzards Bay. As early as 1702, Friends established a preparative meeting in the village of Sippican (currently part of Marion), however this fed particular meetings in the neighboring towns of Rochester or Mattapoisett, rather than Marion itself. An independent worship ground was established in East Marion in 1946, followed in 1970 by a separate independent meeting in Marion under the care of Sandwich Quarter. This latter became the core of Marion Monthly Meeting, which was formally set off in 1973. The meeting was laid down in 1992.

Scope of collection

Somewhat intermingled, this collection documents the complete, though comparatively brief history of the Quaker monthly meeting in Marion, Mass. It includes a thorough set of minutes for all but the final two years of the meeting, plus a small quantity of correspondence and financial information.

Inventory

Marion Monthly: Minutes (and correspondence)
1973-1979
Box 1: 1
Marion Monthly: Minutes (with member statistics)
1980-1983
Box 1: 2
Marion Monthly: Minutes (with statistics)
1982 June-1989 Aug.
Box 1: 3
Marion Monthly: Correspondence, including removals and additions
1984-1989
Box 1: 4
Marion Monthly: Financial records
1984-1990
Box 1: 5
Marion Monthly: News clippings
1973-1980
Box 1: 6

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Gift of the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records, March 2016.

Related Material

This collection is part of the New England Yearly Meeting Records.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, November 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Marion Monthly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 M3756). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Marion (Mass.)--Religious life and customs
  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
  • Quakers--Maine
  • Society of Friends--Maine

Contributors

  • Marion Monthly Meeting [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Minutes (Administrative records)

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