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Dover Quarterly Meeting of Friends

Dover Quarterly Meeting of Friends Records

1728-1998
6 vols., 1 box 1.5 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 D6848

The Society of Friends’ Quarterly Meeting in Dover, N.H., was formed from Salem Quarterly Meeting in 1815. It has coordinaed four active monthly meetings: Concord (since 1967), Dover (1815), Gonic (1891), and Weare (1958), plus two that have been laid down: Sandwich (1815-1888) and Berwick (1815-1952).

In addition to a comprehensive set of minutes for Dover Quarterly since its establishment in 1815, the collection includes extensive records for Ministers and Elders and a small quantity of material on meeting history.

Background on Dover Quarterly Meeting of Friends

The Society of Friends’ Quarterly Meeting in Dover, N.H., was formed from Salem Quarterly Meeting in 1815. It has coordinaed four active monthly meetings: Concord (since 1967), Dover (1815), Gonic (1891), and Weare (1958), plus two that have been laid down: Sandwich (1815-1888) and Berwick (1815-1951).

Scope of collection

In addition to a comprehensive set of minutes for Dover Quarterly since its establishment in 1815, the collection includes extensive records for Ministers and Elders and a small quantity of material on meeting history.

Constituent meetings

Inventory

Minutes
1815-1993
Men’s minutes
1815-1865
Dover Quarterly: Minutes (Men)
1815 Oct. 26-1865 Jan. 26
Bound vol.
09:A4
Women’s minutes
1815-1883
Dover Quarterly: Minutes (Women)
1815 Oct. 26-1883 Aug. 18
Bound vol.
09:A4
Joint minutes
1865-1987
Dover Quarterly: Minutes (Men) (Joint sessions after 1883)
1865-1923
Bound vol.
09:A4
Dover Quarterly: Minutes
1923-1987
Bound vol.
09:A4
Dover Quarterly: Minutes
1983 May-1993 Apr.
Box 1: 1
(11:B4)
Correspondence and documents
1728-1998
Dover Quarterly: Correspondence
1967-1984
Box 1: 2
(11:B4)
Dover Quarterly: Correspondence
1985-1989
Box 1: 3
(11:B4)
Dover Quarterly: Correspondence
1990-1993
Box 1: 4
(11:B4)
Dover Quarterly: Correspondence
1998
Box 1: 5
(11:B4)
Dover Quarterly: State of Society reports
1965-1978
Box 1: 6
(11:B4)
Dover Quarterly: State of Society reports
1979-1985
Box 1: 7
(11:B4)
Dover Quarterly: State of Society reports
1986-1993
Box 1: 8
(11:B4)
Answer to queries to Sandwich Quarterly with Sandwich answers to queries
1839
Box 1: 9
(11:B4)
Ministry and worship
1815-1990
Dover Quarterly: Ministers and Overseers
1815 Oct. 25-1858 Oct. 27
Bound vol.
09:A4
Dover Quarterly: Ministers and Elders
1859-1900
Bound vol.
09:A4
Dover Quarterly: Ministry and Counsel Minutes
1943 Apr.-1990 May
Box 1: 10
(11:B4)
Finance and property
1968-1993
Dover Quarterly: Financial reports
1968-1993
Box 1: 11
(11:B4)
Miscellaneous
1822-1989
Boarding School Committee minutes
1823
Box 1: 12
(11:B4)
Extract from the minutes of the Meeting for Sufferings, Providence
1822
Box 1: 12
(11:B4)
Maza, Ethel W.: “New” Friends Cemetery (Meadersboro, N.H.)
1987
Box 1: 13
(11:B4)
Pinkham, Annie E.: Miscellaneous materials
1914-1915
Box 1: 14
(11:B4)
Quaker Meetings in New Hampshire
1989
Box 1: 15
(11:B4)

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, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Dover Quarterly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 d6848). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Concord (N.H.)–History
  • Quakers–New Hampshire
  • Society of Friends–New Hampshire

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

Concord (N.H.)--Religious life and customsQuakers--New HampshireSociety of Friends--New Hampshire

Contributors

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Types of material

Minutes (Administrative records)

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