Smithfield Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) Records

1711-2009
49 vols., 7 boxes (6.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 902 S658
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Founded in 1705, the Smithfield Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends is the oldest surviving institution in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and has been an important center for Quakerism in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for more than three centuries. Established as the Providence Monthly Meeting, the meeting changed name to Smithfield in 1731, and subsequently gave rise to both Uxbridge and Providence Monthly Meetings. A pastoral meeting since the late nineteenth century, Smithfield currently offers one unprogrammed meeting for worship monthly.



The records of the Smithfield Monthly Meeting document three centuries of an active meeting within the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends. Beginning 1718, the collection includes comprehensive minutes for both men's and women's meetings (when separate); notices of births, deaths, marriages, separations, removals, and arrivals; accounts of the meeting's Bible School held in the last quarter of the nineteenth century; records of the Ladies' Aid and Women's Foreign Missionary Auxiliary; and in more recent years, an extensive run of newsletters.

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Background on Smithfield Monthly Meeting


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

Founded in 1705, the Smithfield Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends is the oldest continuously-operating institution in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and is historically one of the most important meetings in the northern part of the state. The varied names and locations of the meeting can, at first, be a challenge to sort out. The meeting originated in Saylesville, R.I., in 1705 as the Providence Preparative Meeting under care of Greenwich Monthly. Set off as the Providence Monthly Meeting in 1718, its first meetinghouse was erected in present-day Woonsocket a year later, with the current building replacing it after a fire in 1881. The meeting changed name to Smithfield in 1731 after the town of that of that name was incorporated out of Providence. Finally, in 1781, Smithfield Monthly was divided into four parts: Smithfield Monthly (at "Upper Smithfield"), Uxbridge Monthly (in Massachusetts), Providence Monthly, and Lower Smithfield Constituent Meeting (also known as Saylesville Meeting, now under care of the new Providence Monthly Meeting).

Over the years, Smithfield was a center of social activism. During the antebellum period, it was a hotbed of abolitionist sentiment, admitting enslaved and freed people into membership, and disowning one particularly prominent member -- Stephen Hopkins, Governor of Rhode Island and signer of the Declaration of Independence -- for refusing to manumit the people he enslaved. The meetinghouse, parsonage, and cemetery are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Smithfield has been a pastoral meeting since before the turn of the twentieth century, although it currently hosts one unprogrammed meeting for worship monthly. It was a member of Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting (1718-1801), Smithfield Quarterly (1801-1971), Rhode-Island-Smithfield (1971-?), and Southeast Quarter. It has overseen numerous worship groups and preparative meetings in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Constituent meetings
  • Blackstone (Mass.) Preparative Meeting (1845-1882)
  • Worship group (1882-1883, 1892)
  • Burrillville Preparative Meeting (1806-1893)
  • Burrillville Worship group (1893-before 1901)
  • Douglas (Mass.) Worship group (?-1783)
  • Elisabeth Aldrich's House Worship group (1773-ca.1776)
  • Foxboro (Mass.) Worship group (1804-1809): became Mansfield Worship group
  • Glocester Worship group (1791-1793)
  • Preparative Meeting (1793-1806): became Burrillville Preparative Meeting
  • Leicester (Mass.) Worship group (ca.1739-1783)
  • Mansfield (Mass.) Worship group (1809-1819
  • Mansfield (Mass.) Preparative Meeting (1819-1898)
  • Mendon (Mass.) Worship group (1718-1818): became Mendon North Worship group
  • Mendon (Mass.) Preparative Meeting (1815-1845): became Blackstone Preparative Meeting
  • Mendon North (Mass.) Worship group (1818-1841)
  • Mendon South (Mass.) Worship group (1818-1845)
  • Northbridge Worship group (ca.1765-1783)
  • Providence Worship group (1725-1783): known as Stamper's Hill Worship group (1725-1745)
  • Richmond (N.H.) Worship group (1766-1775, 1776-1783)
  • Richmond (N.H.) Preparative Meeting (1775-1776)
  • Saylesville Preparative Meeting (1718-1783)
  • Known as: Providence Preparative Meeting (1718-1731)
  • Smithfield Preparative Meeting (1731-1773)
  • Lower Smithfield Preparative Meeting (1773-1783)
  • Scituate Worship group (ca.1736-1783)
  • Thomas Steer's House Worship group (1773-ca.1776)
  • Thompson (Conn.) Worship group (1821-1822)

Scope of collection

The records of the Smithfield Monthly Meeting document three centuries of an active meeting within the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends. Beginning 1718, the collection includes comprehensive minutes for both men's and women's meetings (when separate); notices of births, deaths, marriages, separations, removals, and arrivals; accounts of the meeting's Bible School held in the last quarter of the nineteenth century; records of the Ladies' Aid and Women's Foreign Missionary Auxiliary; and in more recent years, an extensive run of newsletters.

Inventory

Minutes
1716-2007
Mens' Meeting
1718-1903
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Men's meeting
1718 May-1763 May
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Men's meeting
1763 June-1780 Aug.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Men's meeting (rough)
1772-1774
Box 4: 1
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Men's meeting
1780 Sept.-18 Jan. 11
Bound vol.
09:D4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Men's meeting
1801 Dec.-1829 Mar.
Bound vol.
09:D4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Men's meeting
1829 Apr.-1857 Feb.
Bound vol.
09:D4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes (Men and Joint)
1857 Mar.-1903 Aug.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Minutes, Women's Meeting
1718-1892
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Women's meeting
1718-1774
Folder
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Women's meeting
1775 Jan.-1818 Sept.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Women's meeting
1818 Oct.-1847 May
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Women's meeting
1847 June-1892 June
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes, Women's meeting (Denials, removals, etc.)
1783 June-1872 Apr.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Joint Meeting
1903-2007
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes (Miscellaneous)
1923-1954
Bound vol.
NOS
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1903 Oct.-1936 Dec.
Bound vol.
09:D4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1937-1950
Bound vol.
09:D4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1950-1961
Bound vol.
09:D4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1961-1976
Bound vol.
09:D4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1977
Box 1: 1
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1978
Box 1: 2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1979
Box 1: 3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1980
Box 1: 4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1981
Box 1: 5
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1982
Box 1: 6
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1983
Box 1: 7
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1984
Box 1: 8
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1985
Box 1: 9
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1986
Box 1: 10
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1987
Box 1: 11
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1988
Box 1: 12
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1989
Box 1: 13
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1990
Box 1: 14
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1991
Box 1: 15
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1992
Box 1: 16
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1993
Box 1: 17
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1994
Box 1: 18
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1995
Box 1: 19
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1996
Box 1: 20
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1997
Box 1: 21
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1998
Box 1: 22
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
1999
Box 1: 23
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
2000
Box 1: 24
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
2001
Box 1: 25
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
2002
Box 1: 26
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
2004
Box 2: 1
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
2005
Box 2: 2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
2006
Box 2: 3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes
2007
Box 2: 4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minutes index to vol. 1 and 2, 1718-1780 (compiled by Erastus Richardson, 1881)
1881
Box 2: 5
Correspondence and Committees
1711-1969
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: American Friends Service Committee
1942
Box 2: 6
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Arnold, Benjamin [request for support]
1808
Box 2: 7
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Austin, Katherine
1913
Box 2: 8
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Boston relief
1775
Box 2: 9
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Conscientious objectors
1940
Box 2: 10
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: East Blackstone worship group
1935
Box 2: 11
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Fisher, Melita B. [re. war bonds]
1942
Box 2: 12
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Grand jurors engagement
1775
Box 2: 13
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Green, Thomas
1787-1790
Box 4: 5
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Jones, Rufus M. [re. date of setting off of Smithfield Monthly]
1911
Box 2: 14
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Loney, James A. [re. war, Civilian Public Service]
1941
Box 2: 15
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Meader, Louise [on escaping the Johnstown Flood]
1889
Box 4: 6
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Mott, Jacob
1731
Box 4: 7
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: Rhode Island Governor [re. draft board appointments]
1940
Box 2: 16
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: United States Congress [re. build-up to war and religious protection]
1915
Box 2: 17
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: United States Congress [re. Selective Training and Service Act]
1940
Box 2: 18
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: United States Congress [re. war and other matters]
1945-1960
Box 2: 19
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Correspondence: United States Senate [re. firing of William R. Martin, conscientious objector]
1960
Box 2: 20
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Committee on taxation
ca.1775
Box 2: 21
Conscientious objectors: Ephemera
1940-1944
Box 5: 11
Conscientious objectors: Pamphlets
1940-1944
Box 5: 12
Epistles: Holm, Benjamin
1726
Box 3: 1
Epistles: London Yearly Meeting
1712-1762
Box 3: 2
Epistles: London Yearly Meeting
1763-1789
Box 3: 3
Epistles: New England Yearly Meeting (to Quarterlies)
1759-1774
Box 3: 4
Epistles: New England Yearly Meeting (to Quarterlies)
1775-1827
Box 3: 5
Epistles: New York Yearly Meeting
1759-1796
Box 3: 6
Epistles: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
1758-1767
Box 3: 7
Epistles: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
1770-1795
Box 3: 8
Epistles: Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting
1711-1734
Box 3: 9
Epistles: Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting
1736-1749
Box 3: 10
Epistles: Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting
1750-1759
Box 3: 11
Epistles: Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting
1760-1769
Box 3: 12
Epistles: Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting
1770-1779
Box 3: 13
Epistles: Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting
1780-1797
Box 3: 14
Epistles: Smithfield Monthly Meeting
1749
Box 3: 15
Miscellaneous particulars [about Quakers]
ca.1790
Box 3: 16
New England Yearly Meeting: Minutes (extracts)
1781
Box 3: 17
New England Yearly Meeting: Minutes (extracts)
1828-1860
Box 3: 18
New England Yearly Meeting: Meeting for Sufferings
1774-1789
Box 3: 19
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Controversies and disputes
1740-1781
Box 4: 2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Controversies and disputes
1818-1841
Box 4: 3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Controversies and disputes: Rogers, Ilive [Dispute with Uxbridge Monthly Meeting over support of indigent member]
1802-1819
Box 4: 4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Denials
1774-1835
Box 4: 8
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Education Fund
1767-1836
Box 4: 9
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: First Day School Conference
1875
Bound vol.
09:D2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Five Years Meeting leaflets
1932-1940
Box 4: 10
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Marriage
1812-1857
Box 4: 11
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Meeting appointments
1736-1749
Box 4: 12
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Meetinghouse repair (invoice)
1745
Box 4: 13
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Meetinghouse, Providence: Construction receipts
1725-1728
Box 4: 14
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Miscellaneous
1721-1969
Box 4: 16
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Narragansett Indians
1799
Box 4: 17
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Queries
1778-1783
Box 4: 18
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Removals
1805-1811
Box 4: 20
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Removals
1812-1819
Box 4: 21
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Removals
1820-1829
Box 4: 22
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Removals
1830-1839
Box 4: 23
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Removals
1840-1878
Box 4: 24
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Round Table Meeting minutes
1910-1911
Box 4: 25
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: School subscription list [blank]
1780
Box 4: 26
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Shedd, Sarah Marble
1870-1954
Box 4: 27
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Slavery
1774
Box 4: 28
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Some account of the travells of Benjamin Holme
1716
Box 4: 29
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Subscription lists (meetinghouse addition, George Fox's Primer, to pay for wintering Jacob Bartlett's cow)
1768
Box 4: 30
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Traveling minutes: Smith, Joseph
1721
Box 5: 1
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Traveling minutes
1782-1791
Box 5: 2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Traveling minutes
1817-1847
Box 5: 3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Traveling minutes
1847-1848
Box 5: 4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Traveling minutes
1854-1857
Box 5: 5
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Traveling minutes
1861-1869
Box 5: 6
Smithfield Preparative Meeting: Reports
1800-1817
Box 5: 7
Smithfield Preparative Meeting: Reports
1835-1837
Box 5: 8
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Financial and Property Records: Receipts and accounts
1768-1890
Box 5: 9
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Miscellaneous
1896-1969
Box 5: 13
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: School
1777-1836
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: School subscription list (blank)
1780
Box 5: 14
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Subscription for the benefit of the Frenchmen
1864
Box 5: 15
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Young Peoples Society for Christian Endeavor
1903-1918
Bound vol.
09:D3
Bible School
1862-1937
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible Class
1883-1884
Bound vol.
09:D2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible Class Superintendent
1885-1890
Bound vol.
09:D2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1862-1864
Box 6: 1
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1874-1877
Bound vol.
09:D2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1891
Bound vol.
09:D2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1898 Apr.-1916 Mar.
Bound vol.
09:D2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1899
Bound vol.
09:D2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1907-1909
Box 6: 2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1909-1911
Box 6: 3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1912-1913
Box 6: 4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1914-1917
Box 6: 5
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1916 Mar.-1931 May
Bound vol.
09:D2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Minutes
1919-1921
Box 6: 6
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Collections
1918-1937
Box 6: 7
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Correspondence and miscellaneous
1918-1922
Box 6: 8
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Report of the Exercises. Woonsocket : Carl Wheelock
1887
Box 6: 9
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School: Social Union minutes
1896-1913
Box 6: 10
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School Superintendant
1891-1895
Bound vol.
09:D2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bible School Superintendant
1896-1900
Bound vol.
09:D2
Ladies Aid Society
1919-1965
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ladies Aid Society: Minutes
1919 Feb.-1924 Jun
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ladies Aid Society: Minutes
1924 Sept.-1930 Sept.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ladies Aid Society: Minutes
1930 Oct.-1936 Oct.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ladies Aid Society: Minutes
1936 Nov.-1943 Sept.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ladies Aid Society: Minutes
1949 Mar.-1957 Dec.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ladies Aid Society: Minutes
1953-1955
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ladies Aid Society: Treasurer
1919-1965
Bound vol.
09:D3
Women's Foreign Missionary Auxiliary
1915-1952
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Women's Foreign Missionary Auxiliary
1919-1920
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Women's Foreign Missionary Auxiliary
1929-1938
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Women's Missionary Society
1939 Jan. 11-1952 July
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Women's Foreign Missionary Auxiliary: Membership
1929-1947
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Women's Foreign Missionary Auxiliary: Treasurer
1915-1919
Bound vol.
09:D3
Ministry and worship
1743-1980
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ministers and Elders report
1743
Box 4: 15
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ministers and Elders
1783 Sept.-1858 Jan.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ministry and Oversight
1902 July-1922 July
Bound vol.
09:D4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ministry and Oversight
1923-1959
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ministry and Counsel Committee reports
1952
Box 2: 24
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Ministry and Counsel
1960 Feb.-1980 Dec.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Minister searches
1953-1982
Box 2: 23
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Missionary activities report
1937-1946
Box 2: 22
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Woonsocket plan for religious education
1940
Box 2: 25
Vital records
1723-2007
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Births and deaths
1765-1857
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Denials, intentions of marriage, removals
1786-1900
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Heads of families membership roll
1933
Box 2: 26
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Index
undated
Folder
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Index of materials transferred from National Union Bank
1913
Box 2: 27
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Marriages
1723 Oct.-1905 Oct.
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Membership
ca.1833
Bound vol.
09:D3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Membership requests
1919-2007
Box 2: 28
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Memorials for deceased members [Nellie Phillips, Lauriston Smith]
1939, 1985
Box 2: 29
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Statistics
1954
Box 2: 30
Finance and property
1718-1954
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Agreement for care of East Blackstone Friends Cemetery
1897
Box 2: 31
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Agreements with Comstock family
1897, 1954
Box 2: 32
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bequests
1944-1946
Box 2: 33
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Bequests: Shedd, Sarah Marble
1926
Box 2: 34
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Deeds
1719-1942
Box 2: 35
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Deeds: Estes, trustees
1927
Box 2: 36
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Deeds: West Mansfield Property
1809
Box 2: 37
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Deeds: Woonsocket Burying Ground lot
1719
Box 2: 38
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Deeds and property: extracts from minutes
1718-1925
Box 2: 39
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Garage construction permit
1952
Box 2: 40
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Incorporation charter compliance
1926
Box 2: 41
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Meetinghouse Caretaker
Box 2: 42
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: North Smithfield Great Road blueprint
1930
Box 2: 43
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Parsonage Building Fund Committee
Box 2: 44
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Property holdings survey
1925
Box 2: 45
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Receipts
1773/1890
Box 4: 19
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Smithfield meetinghouse dispute
1924-1927
Box 2: 46
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Smithfield Monthly Meeting v. Samuel Aldrich et al
1927
Box 2: 47
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Smithfield Monthly Meeting v. Thomas Aldrich et al
1927
Box 2: 48
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Smithfield Monthly Meeting v. Thomas Steere and Ezekial Comstock
1927
Box 2: 49
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Trustees of Permanent Funds
1948
Box 2: 50
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Woonsocket Fire Inspection ratin
1941
Box 2: 51
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Woonsocket meetinghouse contract
1881
Box 2: 52
Publications and Ephemera
1820-2009
Conference News Bulletin: Young Friends Board
1919
Box 5: 10
Ministers' expenses [broadside]
1872
Box 5: 16
Brown and Olney: Label for Sea Island Cotton [attrib. to Brown and Olney]
ca.1820
Box 5: 17
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Meeting for worship as appointed by Hannah C. Backhouse [printed flier]
1833
Box 5: 18
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
1940-1942
Box 5: 19
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
1992-1993
Box 5: 20
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
1995
Box 5: 21
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
1996
Box 5: 22
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
1997
Box 5: 23
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
1998
Box 5: 24
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
1999-2000
Box 7: 2
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
2001-2002
Box 7: 3
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
2003-2004
Box 7: 4
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
2005
Box 7: 5
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
2008
Box 5: 25
Smithfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
2009
Box 5: 26
Constituent meetings and affiliates
1850-2009
East Blackstone Quaker Cemetery Inventory
2008-2009
Box 7: 1
Smithfield Quarterly Meeting: Financial: Receipts
1858-1969
Box 6: 11
Smithfield Quarterly Meeting: Meeting programs
1918-1970
Box 6: 12
Smithfield Quarterly Meeting: Minutes (extracts)
1850
Box 6: 13
Smithfield Quarterly Meeting: Miscellaneous
1966-1977
Box 6: 14
Smithfield Quarterly Meeting: Peace activism
1924-1942
Box 6: 15

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Provenance

Part of the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records, October 2018.

Related Material

Two volumes of records from Smithfield Monthly Meeting are part of the collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society:

  • Irish Famine Relief Committee records, 1847 (1 folder)
  • Smithfield Preparatory Meeting Minutes, 1773-1777 (1 vol.)

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