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Verona Monthly Meeting Records (including its predecessor Bridgewater (Hicksite))

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Overview and metadata sections

Bridgewater Monthly Meeting was established in 1817. In 1828, it divided into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. The Hicksite branch, which joined with Genesee Yearly Meeting, changed its name to Verona Monthly Meting in 1840 and was laid down in 1880.

The records of the Orthodox branch of Bridgewater, which continues today as the united Westmoreland Monthly Meeting, is described separately.

Records of Verona Monthly Meeting and its predecessor Bridgewater Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1817-1880. Includes minutes, 1828-80, and vital records, 1817-52.

Divided into series: Men's Minutes: 1.1 1828-38, 1.2 1839-61, 1.3 1861-80, 1.4 1834 (recopied); Women's Minutes: 2.1 1842-70; Vital Records: 3.1 Marriages and Removals 1817-52. Notes Vol.1.2 contains minutes of Westmoreland Preparative Meeting, 1826-28. Vol.3.1 includes a list of members of Constantia Preparative Meeting in 1853 and deaths to 1880.

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Collection Inventory

RG2/G/V47 3.1. Member register, 1829-1880.
Volume 3.1
Scope and Contents

"Book of Records for Bridgewater Monthly Meeting." Includes meeting record copy of member removals sent and received, marriage certificates, a 1853 member list of Friends in "Constantia Meeting," and a list recording deaths of members having occurred between 1832 and 1880.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

General

Verona's Meeting for Business began joint sessions in 1870.

RG2/G/V47 1.1. Minutes, 1828-1838.
Volume 1.1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY451
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Bridgewater Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) 1828-08-01 through 1838-11-30.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/G/V47 1.2. Westmoreland Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : 1826-1828 : Bridgewater, N.Y.). Minutes, 1839-1861.
Volume 1.2
Scope and Contents

Bridgewater Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) changed its name to Verona Monthly Meeting in 5th month, 1840.

This minute book includes the Pre-Separation minutes of Westmoreland Preparative Meeting from its establishment in 1826 through the Separation in 1828. Westmoreland PM continued as an Orthodox body, although this minute book evidently remained in the custody of a Hicksite member and was resumed in 1839 for the monthly meeting minutes of Bridgewater (Hicksite).

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/G/V47 1.3. Minutes, 1861-1880.
Volume 1.3
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY452
General

Verona Monthly Meeting began holding joint business meetings in 1870.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/G/V47 1.4. Recopied minute, 1834.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/G/V47 2.1. Minutes, 1842-1870.
Volume 2.1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY452
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY-153
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

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