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Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

1984
1 folder (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 902 P377

In 1801, the Limington (Maine) Preparative Meeting--the forerunner of the Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting--was launched, under the care of the Falmouth (Maine) Monthly Meeting. In 1888, the Parsonsfield Preparative Meeting, begun in 1846, became the Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting, and joined the newly-formed Parsonsfield Quarterly Meeting including Parsonsfield in Maine, and Sandwich in New Hampshire. By 1938, this quarterly meeting returned to the Falmouth Quarterly Meeting, and the Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting went with it. By the late 1990’s, the monthly meeting had moved to Kezars Falls (Maine), and was laid down a few years later.

The collection includes a single folder of four newsletters from 1984 (Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul).

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Background on Parsonsfield 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

In 1801, the Limington (Maine) Preparative Meeting--the forerunner of the Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting--was launched, under the care of the Falmouth (Maine) Monthly Meeting. Two years later, it moved to the Windham (Maine) Monthly Meeting, and between 1825-1833, a Parsonsfield Preparative Meeting was created. In 1846, the Limington Monthly Meeting was set off and a second Parsonsfield preparative meeting, under the care of Limington, started in Parsonsfield. During this time, the Parsonsfield Preparative Meeting was part of the Falmouth Quarterly Meeting. In 1888, the preparative meeting became the Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting, and became part of the newly-formed Parsonsfield Quarterly Meeting including Parsonsfield in Maine, and Sandwich in New Hampshire. By 1938, this quarterly meeting returned to the Falmouth Quarterly Meeting, and the Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting went with it. By the late 1990s, the monthly meeting had moved to Kezars Falls (Maine), and was laid down a few years later.

Scope of collection

The collection includes a single folder of four newsletters from 1984 (Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul).

Inventory

Newsletters and Publications
1984
Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting: Newsletters
1984
Box 1: 1

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.

Eight bound volumes of minutes, vital records and ministry and oversight for the Parsonsfield preparative and monthly meetings, 1846-1957, are housed at the Maine Historical Society .

Current contact for the meeting

None

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018, and Susan E. Creighton, July 2019.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 P377). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

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

Contributors

  • Parsonsfield Monthly Meeting of Friends [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Newsletters

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