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Nantucket Monthly Meeting of Friends (Gurneyite) Records

1845-1867
4 vols., 1 box (0.5 linear foot)
Call no.: MS 902 G876 N368

Having already separated between Hicksite and Orthodox factions in 1830, Friends on Nantucket separated again in 1845 between Gurneyites and Wilburites. While Gurneyites were the "larger body" in nearly every other meeting in the region, on Nantucket they were the minority. Drawing some of their members from the Hicksites, who were disbanding at the time, the Gurneyite monthly was under the care of Sandwich Quarterly Meeting. Never great number, the meeting was laid down in 1867, although a worship group under care of New Bedford Monthly Meeting continued to 1897.

This relatively small collection offers relatively complete documentation for a short-lived Gurneyite Friends meeting, including nearly complete runs of minutes (including rough minutes) for both the men's and women's meetings and records of meeting finances.

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Background on Nantucket Monthly Meeting of Friends (Gurneyite)


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

Having already separated between Hicksite and Orthodox factions in 1830, Quakers on Nantucket separated again in 1845 between Gurneyites and Wilburites. While Gurneyites were the "larger body" in nearly every other meeting in the region, on Nantucket they were the minority. Drawing some of their members from the Hicksites, who were disbanding at the time, the Gurneyite monthly was under the care of Sandwich Quarterly Meeting. Never great number, the meeting was laid down in 1867, although a worship group under care of New Bedford Monthly Meeting continued to 1897.

Scope of collection

This relatively small collection offers relatively complete documentation for a short-lived Gurneyite Friends meeting, including nearly complete runs of minutes (including rough minutes) for both the men's and women's meetings and records of meeting finances.

Inventory

Minutes
1845-1867
Men's minutes
1845-1867
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Men's minutes
1845 July 31-1867 Jan. 10
Bound vol.
09:B3
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Men's minutes (rough)
1845 Feb.-1848 June
Box 1: 1
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Men's minutes (rough)
1847 May-1852 Nov.
Box 1: 1
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Men's minutes (rough)
1853 Jan.-1857 May
Box 1: 1
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Men's minutes (rough)
1854 June-1857 Nov.
Box 1: 1
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Men's minutes (rough)
1857 June-1867 Jan.
Box 1: 1
Women's minutes
1845-1867
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Women's minutes
1845 July 31-1867 Jan. 10
Bound vol.
09:B3
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Women's minutes (rough)
1854 Jan.-1861 Aug.
Box 1: 2
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Women's minutes (rough)
1861 Sept.-1866 Apr.
Box 1: 2
Worship and ministry
1845-1867
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Overseers
1845 July-1858 Mar.
Box 1: 3
Finance and property
1845-1881
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Trearurer
1845-1861
Box 1: 4
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Trearurer
1861-1873
Box 1: 4
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Trearurer
1873-1881
Box 1: 4
Vital records
1845-1867
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Births and deaths
1845-1867
Bound vol.
09:B3
Nantucket Monthly (Gurneyite): Marriages
1845 July 31-1867 Jan. 10
Bound vol.
09:B3

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

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Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Nantucket Monthly Meeting of Friends (Gurneyite) Records (MS 902 G876 N368). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

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

Contributors

  • Nantucket Monthly Meeting of Friends (Gurneyite : 1845-1867) [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Minutes (Administrative records)
  • Vital records (Document genre)

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