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Beacon Hill Friends Meeting Records

1960-2008
3 boxes (1.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 902 B433

The Beacon Hill Friends Meeting began in 1958 as a worship group in Boston under the care of Cambridge Monthly Meeting and was set off as its own monthly meeting in 1980. Since that time it has fallen under the aegis of Salem Quarterly Meeting.

Since their establishment as a monthly meeting in 1980, Beacon Hill Friends have regularly maintained minutes of business meetings and published a newsletter, although some gaps persist.

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Background on Beacon Hill Friends 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

The Beacon Hill Friends Meeting began in 1958 as a worship group in Boston under the care of Cambridge Monthly Meeting and was set off as its own monthly meeting in 1980. Since that time it has fallen under the aegis of Salem Quarterly Meeting.

Since 1957, Beacon Hill Friends Meeting have supported the Beacon Hill Friends House, a cooperative residential community. Each year, around 20 people live in the home organized around Quakerly principles of faith, simplicity, integrity, community, and social responsibility.

Scope of collection

Since their establishment as a monthly meeting in 1980, Beacon Hill Friends have regularly maintained minutes of business meetings and published a newsletter, although some gaps persist.

Inventory

Minutes
1981-2008
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
1981 Sept.-1983 May
Box 1: 3
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
1960-1994
Box 1: 4
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
1990 Sept.-1993 Sept.
Box 1: 5
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jan. and Feb. 1991)
1990 Sept.-1991
Box 1: 6
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
1992 Sept.-Dec.
Box 1: 7
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
1993
Box 1: 8
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
1993 Sept.-1994
Box 1: 9
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
1994
Box 1: 10
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
1995
Box 2: 1
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes (duplicates)
1995
Box 2: 2
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes and budget
1996-1997 Apr.
Box 2: 3
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
1996-1997
Box 2: 4
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes (June and Sept. minutes only)
1997-1998
Box 2: 5
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes (lacking July-Sept.)
1999
Box 2: 6
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes (lacking July and Aug.)
2000
Box 2: 7
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
2001 (lacking July and Aug.)
Box 2: 8
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes (lacking Feb.-Apr. 2003)
2002 June-2003 Oct.
Box 2: 9
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes (lacking Apr., June, July, and Oct. 2005)
2004 Sept.-2006
Box 2: 10
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes (lacking June)
2007
Box 2: 11
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Minutes
2008 Jan.-May
Box 2: 12
(11:A6)
Ministry and worship
1986-1988
Beacon Hill Monthly: Ministry and Oversight (includes a Status of the Society report (1988) and Minute on Marriage (1988)
1986-1988
Box 1: 4
(11:A6)
Newsletters and publications
1980-2004
Beacon Hill Monthly: Newsletters
1980, 1984, 1993-2001
Box 3: 1
(11:A6)
Beacon Hill Monthly: Newsletters
2002-2004
Box 3: 2
(11:A6)
Miscellaneous
1960-1980
Beacon Hill Friends House: Minutes (scattered)
1960-1980
Box 1: 1
(11:A6)
Dover (N.H.) Friends marriages and family records (1745-1856): copy of records from the New Hampshire Genealogical Record
undated
Box 1: 2
(11:A6)

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.

Current contact for the meeting

Beacon Hill Friends website (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Beacon Hill Friends Meeting Records (MS 902 b433). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

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

Contributors

  • Beacon Hill Friends Meeting [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Minutes (Administrative records)
  • Newsletters

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