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Berwick Monthly Meeting of Friends (Wilburite) Records

1845-1881
2 vols. (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 902 w553-b479

The Friends' Monthly Meeting at Berwick, Maine, divided during the Wilburite split of 1845, with the smaller Wilburite Meeting organized under the Wilburite Dover Quarterly Meeting (1845-1851) and then under the combined Salem and Dover Quarterly. Berwick was laid down on April 28, 1881, with its last recorded meeting on May 26, 1881. Its members joined Dartmouth Monthly Meeting (Wilburite).

Surviving records of this short-lived Wilburite Friends meeting include one volume each of minutes from the Men's and Women's meetings.

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Background on Berwick Monthly Meeting of Friends (Wilburite)


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 Friends' Monthly Meeting at Berwick, Maine, divided during the Wilburite split of 1845, with the smaller Wilburite Meeting organized under the Wilburite Dover Quarterly Meeting (1845-1851) and then under the combined Salem and Dover Quarterly. Berwick was laid down on April 28, 1881, with its last recorded meeting on May 26, 1881. Its members joined Dartmouth Monthly Meeting (Wilburite).

Scope of collection

Surviving records of this short-lived Wilburite Friends meeting include one volume each of minutes from the Men's and Women's meetings.

Inventory

Minutes
1845-1881
Berwick Monthly (Wilburite): Men's minutes
1854-1881
Bound vol.
08:H1
Berwick Monthly (Wilburite): Women's minutes
1845 Aug. 21-1881 May 26
Bound vol.
08:H1

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Acquired as part of the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records, April 2017.

Related Material

These monthly meeting records are part of the New England Yearly meeting of Friends Records.

See also the records of Berwick Monthly Meeting of Friends, from which this meeting originated, and the records of the Dartmouth Monthly (Wilburite) into which it merged. Both collections are held at UMass Amherst. Statler reported two volumes of men's minutes for the years 1845-1881, however at the time of transfer to UMass, only one volume (1854-1881) could be located.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Berwick Monthly Meeting of Friends (Wilburite) Records (MS 902 W55 B479). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Berwick (Me.)--Religious life and customs
  • Berwick Monthly Meeting of Friends
  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
  • Quakers--Maine
  • Society of Friends--Maine
  • South Kingstown Monthly Meeting of Friends (Wilburite: 1845-1945)

Contributors

  • Berwick Monthly Meeting of Friends (Wilburite : 1845-1881) [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Minutes (Administrative records)

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