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

Summary Information

Repository:
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Creator:
Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (1828- : Plainfield, N.J.)
Creator:
Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1910)
Title:
Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/NY/R431
Date [inclusive]:
1686-1988
Physical Description:
2.7 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
Records on Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting, 1685-present. Includes minutes 1723-1988, vital records 1705-1979, miscellaneous 1773-1989, and newsletters 1937-ongoing.

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Biographical / Historical

A monthly meeting at Amboy was established in 1686 as part of Shrewsbury Quarterly Meeting. It began to circulate to Woodbridge in 1689; from 1689 to 1704 this meeting was discontinued due to the Keithian Separation; in 1706 a monthly meeting was reestablished at Woodbridge. In 1763, Woodbridge Monthly Meeting began to circulate between Plainfield, Rahway, and Woodbridge. In 1769, the monthly meeting moved from Woodbridge and alternated between Plainfield and Rahway; its name was changed to Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting. In 1827 it divided into Orthodox and Hicksite branches. The Orthodox branch stayed within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and was laid down in 1910; its members were attached to Chesterfield. The Hicksite branch affiliated with New York Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1833 along with the rest of Shrewsbury Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite). Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting has continued to the present day.

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Scope and Contents

Records of Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting, 1685-present. Includes minutes 1723-1988, vital records 1705-1979, miscellaneous 1773-1989, and newsletters 1937-ongoing.

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Arrangement

Divided into series: Minutes; Women's minutes; Vital Records; Ministers' and Elders' Minutes; Miscellaneous; Newsletters.

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Administrative Information

Publication Statement

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

friends@swarthmore.edu or hc-special@haverford.edu

Revision Description

This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model. 2016

Conditions Governing Access

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Custodial History

The Orthodox records, formerly catalogued as RG2/Ph/R337, were transferred to RG2/NY/431 in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Pre-Separation, Hicksite, and United records deposited by New York Yearly Meeting in 1997. Pre-Separation and Orthodox records deposited by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Society of Friends -- New Jersey -- Union County
  • Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1763-1828 : Plainfield, N.J.)
  • Woodbridge Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1686-1763 : Woodbridge, N.J.)
  • Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1763-1828 : Plainfield, N.J.)
  • Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (1828- : Plainfield, N.J.)
  • Woodbridge Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1686-1763 : Woodbridge, N.J.)
  • Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1910)

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General

Volume 3.5 also has Ministers' and Elders' minutes, 1966-71.

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Collection Inventory

Vital Records

Births Deaths Register copy, 1687-1872

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.8

Scope and Contents: Copy and abstract by Hugh D. Vail, ca.1870.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph547
Births and Deaths, 1705-1889

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY125
Births, Deaths, Marriages, 1705-1908

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.9

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph660
Marriages index, 1712-1889

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.10

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph660
Marriages, 1713-1889

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY125
Removals, 1770-1894

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY125
Register, 1817-1900

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-.
Removals, 1835-1979

Physical Description: 1 box

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.5

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY291
Register, 1966-71

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.6

Scope and Contents: (also Ministers' and Elders' minutes)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY291
Register, 1970-74

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.7

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY291
Miscellaneous membership records, 1782 and 1817

Physical Description: 1 folder

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 3.11

Scope and Contents: Removal and disownment of Charles Allen and John Thorn respectively.

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Men's Meeting and Joint

Minutes, 1686-1750

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.40

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY165
Minutes, 1750-1788

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.41

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY165
Minutes (Draft), 1771-77

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY285
Minutes, 1777-81

Physical Description: 1 folder

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY127
Minutes, 1784-89

Physical Description: 1 folder

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY127
Minutes, 1789-1802

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY126
Minutes (Draft), 1796-99

Physical Description: 1 folder

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.5

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY127
Minutes, 1800-08

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.6

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY126
Minutes, 1808-19

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.7

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY126
Minutes, 1819-42

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.8

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY127
Minutes, 1842-58

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.9

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY129
Minutes, 1858-1886

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.42

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY290
Minutes, 1887-93

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.10

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY285
Minutes, 1893-1905

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.11

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY285
Minutes, 1906-13

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.12

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY285
Minutes, 1914-21

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.13

Scope and Contents: Contains treasurer's reports.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY285
Minutes, 1922-28

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.14

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY285
Minutes, 1929-34

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.15

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY285
Minutes, 1935-39

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.16

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY286
Minutes, 1939-46

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.17

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY286
Minutes, 1947-51

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.18

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY286
Minutes, 1952

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.19

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY286
Minutes, 1953

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.20

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY286
Minutes, 1954

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.21

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY286
Minutes, 1955

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.22

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY287
Minutes, 1956-57

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.23

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY287
Minutes, 1958-59

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.24

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY287
Minutes, 1960-61

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.25

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY287
Minutes, 1962-63

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.26

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY288
Minutes, 1964

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.27

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY288
Minutes, 1965

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.28

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY288
Minutes, 1966

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.29

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY288
Minutes, 1967

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.30

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY288
Minutes, 1968-70

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.31

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY289
Minutes, 1971-74

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.32

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY289
Minutes, 1975

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.33

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY289
Minutes, 1976

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.34

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY289
Minutes, 1977-79

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.35

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY290
Minutes, 1979-81

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.36

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY290
Minutes, 1982-83

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.37

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY290
Minutes, 1979-82

Physical Description: 1 folder

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.38

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY290
Minutes, 1983-88

Physical Description: 1 folder

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 1.39

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY290

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Women's Meeting

Minutes, 1723-1800

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 2.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY128
Minutes, 1800-23

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 2.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY128
Minutes, 1827-1828

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 2.7

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY127
Minutes, 1828-42

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 2.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY129
Minutes, 1842-50

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 2.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY129
Minutes, 1850-87

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 2.5

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY291
Minutes, 1887-93

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 2.6

Scope and Contents: (Joint from 1881)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY291

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Worship and Ministry and its predecessors

Minutes, 1841-1907

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 4.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY292
Minutes, 1949-62

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 4.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY292
Minutes, 1964-66

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 4.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY292
Minutes, 1966-71

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 4.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY292
Minutes, 1971-72

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 4.5

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY292
Minutes, 1973-74

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 4.6

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY292

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Committees

Trustees and Cemetery Association

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY293
Minutes, 1939-68

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 5.1

Overseers

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY293
Minutes, 1951-1956

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 5.2

Minutes, 1959-1962

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 5.4

Other Committees

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY293
Peace and other Committees: Minutes, Reports, etc., 1954-73

Physical Description: 1 volume

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 5.3

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Papers, 1980-89

Physical Description: 1 folder

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 5.5

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-.
Newsletters, 1937-79

Physical Description: 1 box

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 6.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-.
Newsletters, 1980-

Physical Description: 1 box

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 6.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-.
Miscellaneous records, 1773 and 1842

Physical Description: 1 folder

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre and Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/NY/R431 5.6

Scope and Contents: Includes a committee report on the origin of the meetings as well as report of the Committee to Examine the Titles of the Monthly Meeting property.

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