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Westerly Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends)

Westerly Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) Records

1766-2009 Bulk: 1995-2009
1 box 0.5 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 W478

The present-day Westerly Friends Meeting can trace its roots to a Preparative Meeting established in 1744 under the care of South Kingstown Monthly Meeting. As the home meeting of John Wilbur, Westerly was deeply immersed in the Separation of 1845, with the South Kingstown Wilburite meeting persisting until the great reunion of New England Friends a century later. South Kingstown Monthly Meeting (Wilburite) was renamed Westerly Monthly Meeting after the reunion and continues under that name to the present.

The records of Westerly Monthly Meeting are incomplete, but include minutes recording its transition from its Wilburite predecessor, the South Kingstown Monthly Meeting, and sporadic minutes since.

Gift of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, April 2016


Quakers--Rhode IslandSociety of Friends--Rhode IslandWesterly (R.I.)--Social life and customs


New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Types of material

Minutes (Administrative records)Newsletters