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Greenwich Monthly Meeting of Friends (Wilburite : 1844-1845)

Greenwich Monthly Meeting of Friends (Wilburite) Records

1844-1895
3 vols. 0.25 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 W553 G744

A small group from Greenwich Monthly Meeting in East Greenwich, R.I., separated from the larger body during the Friends’ doctrinal controversies of the 1840s to form the Greenwich Monthly Meeting (Wilburite). Established under the aegis of Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting (Wilburite) in 1844, they were laid down just one year later and its members transferred to Kingstown Monthly Meeting (Wilburite).

These three slender volumes document the short-lived Greenwich Monthly Meeting (Wilburite). A thin notebook contains the surviving minutes of the Men’s meeting, while the Women’s minutes (and partial copy) were continued after the members transferred to the care of South Kingston Monthly Meeting in 1845.

Background on Greenwich Monthly Meeting of Friends (Wilburite)

A small group from Greenwich Monthly Meeting in East Greenwich, R.I., separated from the larger body during the Friends’ doctrinal controversies of the 1840s to form the Greenwich Monthly Meeting (Wilburite). Established under the aegis of Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting (Wilburite) in 1844, they were laid down just one year later and its members transferred to Kingstown Monthly Meeting (Wilburite).

Scope of collection

These three slender volumes document the short-lived Greenwich Monthly Meeting (Wilburite). A thin notebook contains the surviving minutes of the Men’s meeting, while the Women’s minutes (and partial copy) were continued after the members transferred to the care of South Kingston Monthly Meeting in 1845.

The label on the spine of these volumes identifies them as “East Greenwich.”

Inventory

Minutes
1844-1845
Greenwich Monthly: Men’s minutes
1844-1845
Bound vol.
08:H1
Greenwich Monthly: Women’s minutes (1844-1845) and Women’s minutes for South Kingstown Monthly (1845-1895)
1845 Sept.-1895 Dec.
Bound vol.
08:H1
Contents:

The Women’s minutes are included at the front of the Women’s minutes for South Kingstown Monthly Meeting (Wilburite).

Greenwich Monthly: Women’s minutes (1844-1845) and Women’s minutes for South Kingstown Monthly (1844-1862)
1844-1862
Bound vol.
08:H1
Contents:

Copies of Women’s minutes for Greenwich Monthly and South Kingstown Monthly Meeting (Wilburite) through 1862.

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.

See also the records of the South Kingstown Monthly Meeting (Wilburite), which are held at UMass Amherst.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Greenwich Monthly Meeting of Friends (Wilburite) Records (MS 902 w553-g744). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Greenwich (R.I.)–Religious life and customs
  • Quakers–Rhode Island
  • Society of Friends–Rhode Island

Names

  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Genre terms

  • Minutes (Administrative records)

Link to similar SCUA collections

Gift of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, April 2017

Subjects

Greenwich (R.I.)--Religious life and customsQuakers--Rhode IslandSociety of Friends--Rhode IslandWilburites

Contributors

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Types of material

Minutes (Administrative records)

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