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North Fairfield Monthly Meeting of Friends

North Fairfield Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

1979-1994
1 box 0.25 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 N435

Quaker worship began in Fairfield, Maine, in 1784, under the care of Falmouth Quarterly Meeting, resulting in creation of a preparative meeting in 1803 under aegis of Sidney Monthly. Fairfield Monthly Meeting was set off in 1911, changing its name to North Fairfield in about 1935.

Documentation of North Fairfield Monthly Meeting is quite scant, consisting only of an incomplete set of newsletters and meeting calendars, 1979-1994, and some extracts from meeting minutes, including two referring to acceptance of same sex marriage. The early minutes of the meeting are apparently lost.

Background on North Fairfield Monthly Meeting of Friends

Quaker worship began in Fairfield, Maine, in 1784, under the care of Falmouth Quarterly Meeting, resulting in creation of a preparative meeting in 1803 under aegis of Sidney Monthly. Fairfield Monthly Meeting was set off in 1911, changing its name to North Fairfield in about 1935. It admitted members of Saint Albans Monthly Meeting, when that meeting was laid down in 1928.

North Fairfield Monthly has been part of Vassalboro Quarter since 1952.

Scope of collection

Documentation of North Fairfield Monthly Meeting is quite scant, consisting only of an incomplete set of newsletters and meeting calendars, 1979-1994, and some extracts from meeting minutes, including two referring to acceptance of same sex marriage. The early minutes of the meeting are apparently lost.

Inventory

North Fairfield Monthly: Extracts from minutes
1979-1994
11:D3
North Fairfield Monthly: Newsletters
1987-1993
11:D3
Contents:

Includes a letter concerning unity of New England Yearly meeting and same sex marriage, 1987; Minute on the recording of ministers, 1993; Minute approving same sex marriage, 1993

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.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, November 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: North Fairfield Monthly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 N435). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • North Fairfield (Me.)–Religious life and customs
  • Quakers–Maine
  • Society of Friends–Maine

Names

  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Genre terms

  • Newsletters

Link to similar SCUA collections

Background on North Fairfield Monthly Meeting of Friends

Quaker worship began in Fairfield, Maine, in 1784, under the care of Falmouth Quarterly Meeting, resulting in creation of a preparative meeting in 1803 under aegis of Sidney Monthly. Fairfield Monthly Meeting was set off in 1911, changing its name to North Fairfield in about 1935. It admitted members of Saint Albans Monthly Meeting, when that meeting was laid down in 1928.

North Fairfield Monthly has been part of Vassalboro Quarter since 1952.

Scope of collection

Documentation of North Fairfield Monthly Meeting is quite scant, consisting only of an incomplete set of newsletters and meeting calendars, 1979-1994, and some extracts from meeting minutes, including two referring to acceptance of same sex marriage. The early minutes of the meeting are apparently lost.

Inventory

North Fairfield Monthly: Extracts from minutes
1979-1994
Set aside 11:D3
North Fairfield Monthly: Newsletters
1987-1993
Set aside 11:D3
Contents:

Includes a letter concerning unity of New England Yearly meeting and same sex marriage, 1987; Minute on the recording of ministers, 1993; Minute approving same sex marriage, 1993

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.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, November 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: North Fairfield Monthly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 N435). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • North Fairfield (Me.)–Religious life and customs
  • Quakers–Maine
  • Society of Friends–Maine

Names

  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Genre terms

  • Newsletters

Link to similar SCUA collections

Gift of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, April 2017

Subjects

North Fairfield (Me.)--Religious life and customsQuakers--MaineSociety of Friends--Maine

Contributors

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Types of material

Newsletters