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Gonic Friends Meeting

Gonic Friends Meeting Records

1982-2003
1 box 0.25 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 G665

Quaker worship in Rochester, New Hampshire, began in 1742 under the care of Dover Monthly Meeting, becoming the Pine Grove Worship Group by 1846. After the meetinghouse was moved to the Gonic neighborhood of Rochester in about 1862, the name of the meeting was changed to Gonic. Gonic became a preparative meeting in 1950 and was finally set off from Dover as a monthly meeting in 1981.

The scant records of Gonic Friends Meeting consist solely of newsletters: one run from Gonic in the late 1980s and another from the West Epping Preparative Meeting from 1982-1996.

Background on Gonic Friends Meeting

Quaker worship in Rochester, New Hampshire, began in 1742 under the care of Dover Monthly Meeting, becoming the Pine Grove Worship Group by 1846. After the meetinghouse was moved to the Gonic neighborhood of Rochester in about 1862, the name of the meeting was changed to Gonic. Gonic became a preparative meeting in 1950 and was finally set off from Dover as a monthly meeting in 1981. It remains a part of Dover Quarter.

Scope of collection

The scant records of Gonic Friends Meeting consist solely of newsletters: one run from Gonic in the late 1980s and another from the West Epping Preparative Meeting from 1982-1996.

Inventory

Newsletters and publications
1985-1989
11:D1
Gonic Monthly: Newsletters
1985-1989
Box 1: 1
West Epping Preparative Meeting
1982-2003
West Epping Preparative: Minutes
1982-1984
Box 1: 2
Contents:

Includes minutes for Apr. 1983, Mar. and No. 1983; State of the meeting reports, 1983-1984.

West Epping Preparative: Newsletters
1982-2003
Box 1: 2

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: Leslie, A. Shirley: oral history interview with Barbara Sturrock, July 2004, on her work with United Society of Friends Women and Gonic Monthly Meeting (filed with USFW Records).

Current contact for the meeting

Gonic Friends Meeting facebook page (accessed November 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Gonic Friends Meeting Records (MS 902 G665). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Quakers–New Hampshire
  • Rochester (N.H.)–Religious life and customs
  • Society of Friends–New Hampshire

Names

  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
  • West Epping Preparative Meeting of Friends

Genre terms

  • Newsletters

Link to similar SCUA collections

Gift of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, April 2017

Subjects

Quakers--New HampshireRochester (N.H.)--Religious life and customsSociety of Friends--New Hampshire

Contributors

New England Yearly Meeting of FriendsWest Epping Preparative Meeting of Friends

Types of material

Newsletters

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