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Northern Quarterly Meeting (including Easton (Orthodox), Ferrisburgh, Glen Falls, and Saratoga (Orthodox)) Records

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In 1793 Saratoga Quarterly Meeting was established, set off from Nine Partners. Its name was changed to Easton in 1795. In 1810, Ferrisburgh Quarterly was set off from Easton. In 1815, Easton Quarterly Meeting set off a new Saratoga Quarterly Meeting.

The 1828 Separation cleaved Easton Quarterly, Ferrisburgh Quarterly, and Saratoga Quarterly into Orthodox and Hicksite branches. (Hicksite branches and Pre-Separation records of Easton and Saratoga are described in the finding aid for Easton and Saratoga Half Yearly).

The Orthodox branch of Easton Quarterly Meeting met from 1828-1835 under the name Easton Quarterly at Granville. In 1835 the meeting was laid down and members attached to the Orthodox branch of Saratoga Quarterly Meeting. In 1877, Saratoga Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) changed its name to Glen Falls Quarterly Meeting.

Ferrisburgh Quarterly (Hicksite) was laid down in 1847. The Orthodox branch of Ferrisburgh Quarterly remained active through the reunification of New York Yearly Meeting in 1955. In 1975, Ferrisburgh Quarterly and Glen Falls Quarterly united to form Northern Quarterly Meeting.

In 1986, the Northern Quarter united with Easton and Saratoga Half Yearly and Quaker Street Regional to form Northeastern Regional Meeting, which remains active. Post-1986 records will be part of the Northeastern Regional Meeting collection.

Records of Northern Quarterly Meeting (1975-1986) and its predecessors. This collection describes the records of Easton Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox), Saratoga Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox), Ferrisburgh Quarterly Meeting (Pre-Separation, Hicksite, Orthodox, and United), and Glen Falls Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox and United).

Records cover 1810 through 1986 with the bulk related to the immediate aftermath of the 1828 Separation as recorded by the Orthodox quarterly meetings.

Divided into series by responsible Quarterly Meeting.

Deposit,1997.

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Finding Aid Date
2007
Access Restrictions

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Use Restrictions

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Collection Inventory

RG2/NY/N696 1.1. Minutes of the Men's Meeting, 1828-1835.
Scope and Contents

Fewer than fifty pages of the volume were used by the time Easton Quarterly was laid down in 1835. The remainder of the volume was used as a blank book and commonplace by later owners.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 1.2. Minutes of the Women's Meeting, 1828-1835.
Scope and Contents

The back of the volume includes men's meetings from Saratoga QM (described elsewhere in this finding aid)

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY377
Physical Description

1 volume and 1 envelope of enclosures

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 2.1. Minutes of the Men's Meeting, 1810-1846.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY252
Scope and Contents

Inside cover records the apportionments determined for Ferrisburgh Quarterly's constituent monthly meetings.

The first two leaves of the record book are missing; minute book starts on page 5.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation / Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 2.2. Minutes of the Men's Meeting, 1847-1894.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY252
Scope and Contents

Minute book begins with a preface recording the organizational history of Ferrisburgh Quarterly Meeting.

Physical Description

1 volume and 1 envelope of enclosures

Material Specific Details

Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 2.3. Minutes of the Women's Meeting, 1809-1868.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY253
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation / Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 2.4. Minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1815-1842.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY253
Physical Description

1 volume and 1 envelope of enclosures

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation / Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 2.5. Minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1842-1886.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY253
Scope and Contents

Two loose sheets of 1885/1886 minutes laid in.

Volume also includes: Ferrisburg Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders Minutes, 1st month 26, 1886. Farnham Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders Minutes, 1st month 26, 1886. Submitted as reports to the Ferrisburgh Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders.

Physical Description

1 volume and 1 envelope of enclosures

Material Specific Details

Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 3.1. Minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1829-1847.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Film MR-252
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/NY/N696 4.1. Minutes of the Men's Meeting, 1828-1864.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY377
Scope and Contents

Minute book includes a printed minute from the 1828 New York Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) appointing a special body of representatives to ensure discipline in response to the [Hicksite] "Separatists."

Additional printed extracts and epistles from the Yearly Meeting are tipped in throughout the volume.

Physical Description

1 volume and 1 envelope of enclosures

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 1.2. Minutes of the Men's Meeting [bound with Easton QM Women's Minutes], 1867-1877.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY377
Scope and Contents

These minutes are written on the back of the 1828 minute book of the women's meeting of Easton Quarterly Meeting at Granville, described elsewhere in this finding aid.

Includes occasional printed extracts from the Yearly Meeting laid in.

RG2/NY/N696 4.2. Joint Minutes, 1912-1948.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY377
Physical Description

1 volume and 1 envelope of enclosures

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 4.3. Minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1828-1895.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY377
Scope and Contents

Minute book includes tipped-in printed minutes and espistles from the New York Yearly Meeting of Ministers and Elders.

In 1877, Saratoga Quarterly Meeting changed its name to Glen Falls Quarterly Meeting. Minutes from 1877-1895 are under the Glen Falls name.

Physical Description

1 vol.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 4.4. Minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1895-1947.
Scope and Contents

Glen Falls Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders changed its name to Glen Falls Quarterly Meeting of Ministry and Oversight in 1902.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY378
Physical Description

1 volume and 1 envelope of enclosures

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

RG2/NY/N696 5.1. Minutes, 1979-1986.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY377
Scope and Contents

Tipped in at the end of the minute book is a typed recording of the "Discussion on the Union of Meetings in Upstate New York," of the union of the Northern Quarter with Quaker Street Region and Easton/Saratoga Half-Yearly. The union, named Northeastern Regional Meeting, was finalized in fall 1986.

Physical Description

1 vol.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

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