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:
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Title:
Byberry Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/B900
Date [inclusive]:
1726-2012
Physical Description:
3.5 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

Byberry Monthly Meeting was established in 1810 by Abington Quarterly Meeting out of Horsham Monthly Meeting. Byberry Preparative Meeting was its only subordinate business meeting. The meeting remained with Hicksite Friends at the time of the Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1827; Orthodox members were attached to Frankford Monthly Meeting. The meeting reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox) in 1955, and is currently active.

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Scope and Contents

Records include: pre-Separation and Hicksite minutes of the Women's Meeting; minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite Ministry & Council committee and its predecessor, the Preparative Meeting of Ministers & Elders; pre-Separation and Hicksite vital records since 1726, including births, deaths, burials, marriage and membership records, certificates of removal, etc. as well as other types of records.

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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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

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Collection Inventory

Vital Records

Biographical / Historical: At the time of the Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1827-28, pre-Separation vital records were generally retained by the branch with which the recorder was affiliated. Researchers are advised to consider vital records which span this period carefully: in many cases, the meeting without the original records may have reconstructed these records for its membership only, giving the impression that individuals in the other branch were never members.

Acknowledgments and Cases Under Advisement, 1822-1863

Physical Description: 2 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.10, 3.11

Scope and Contents: Written statements of apology from offending members to Byberry Monthly for having acted in a manner contrary to the rules of discipline, 1822-1863.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Births and deaths, 1740-1879

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 34 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.2

Scope and Contents: Meeting's register of births and deaths, 1740-1879. Includes Births, 1740- 1879 and Deaths, 1810-1879. Deaths recorded in back of register in opposite direction to births.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph70
  • Haverford: No Film
Burials (Philadelphia, Pa.), 1726-1825

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 25 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.4

Scope and Contents: Burial record of Byberry Monthly Meeting, 1726-1825. Included are: "Burials in Byberry Graveyard taken from Benjamin Atkinson's book of charges, 1793- 1797;" "Burials taken from Griffith Street's book of charges for digging graves;" also deaths and/or burials, 1726, 1732, 1747, 1783. Earliest recorded death is that of Giles Knight, 1726 8mo 12th; latest recorded death is that of Mary Foster, 1825 4th mo 21st, buried 23rd.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Deaths, 1737-1823

Physical Description: 2 v. ; 34 cm or smaller

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.3, 3.17

Scope and Contents: Registers of deaths of Byberry Monthly Meeting, 1737-1823 and 1737-1791. Earliest recorded death is: 1736/7 12th mo 9th (William Walton); latest recorded deaths are: 1823 9th mo 7th (Jane Shoemaker; Elizabeth Sickles).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph70
  • Haverford: No Film
Testimonies of disownment, acknowledgements, and other miscellaneous papers, 1810-1821

Physical Description: 1 v. (57 items) ; 18 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.8

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous records of Byberry Monthly Meeting, 1810-1821. Chiefly disownments, 1811-1821, and acknowledgments, 1810-1821. Also includes removals issued, 1810-1819, clerk's correspondence and other miscellaneous papers, 1811-1821.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph70
  • Haverford: No Film
Disownments, 1822-1841

Physical Description: 35 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.9

Scope and Contents: Minutes agreed upon by the Meeting indicating that certain offending members were no longer Friends, 1822-1841. One item is undated.

General Note: Stored in misc. papers box 1.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Discipline cases under advisement, 1841-1862

Physical Description: 4 items (in folder).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.11

Scope and Contents: Reports about offending members whose cases were being reviewed by a committee appointed by the meeting, 1841, 1852, 1862.

General Note: Stored in misc. papers box 1.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage records, 1811-1886

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 34 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.1

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of marriage certificates, 1811-1886.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph70
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage records, 1845

Physical Description: 3 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.16

Scope and Contents: Written declaration of intention of marriage with corresponding parental support, no date; note stating where marriage of James Thornton and Emma Gilbert will take place, 3/22/no year; Clement Biddle's request for certificate to marry a member of Byberry, 1845 3rd mo 29th.

General Note: Stored in misc. papers box 2.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1816-1827

Physical Description: 4 v. ; 17 cm or smaller

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.5, 3.24, 3.20, 3.18

Scope and Contents: Membership lists of Byberry Monthly Meeting, 1816-1819 (3.5); 1820 (3.24); 1825 (3.20); 1827 (3.18).

General Note: Each volume contained in special folder.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1829-1845

Physical Description: 6 v. ; 36 cm. or smaller

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.6-3.7, 3.19, 3.21-3.23

Scope and Contents: Membership lists of Byberry Monthly Meeting, 1829 (3.19), 1830-1831 (3.7), 1835 (3.21), 1840 (3.22), 1840-1844 (3.23), 1845 (3.6). 1835 lists includes names of "orthodox who have not been excluded a right amoung Friends" and of "orthodox members released since 1827 up to 1st mo 1836," p. [30-32].

General Note: Membership list, 1880, in back of book of minutes, 1863-96, and membership, 1827 & 1897, in minutes, 1896-1918.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Distribution of membership by age and sex, 1862

Physical Description: 2 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.25

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals Received, 1810-1821

Physical Description: 1 v. (74 items) ; 23 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.14

Scope and Contents: Certificates of removal received from other meetings for persons transferring their membership to Byberry Monthly Meeting, 1810-1821.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph73
  • Haverford: Microfilm 74A
Removals issued, 1822-1852

Physical Description: 6 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.12

Scope and Contents: Letters issued by Byberry Monthly Meeting for persons transferring their membership to other meetings, 1822-1852.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph70
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals issued, 1810-1852

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.15

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph70
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals received, 1822-1876

Physical Description: 118 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 3.13

Scope and Contents: Letters received by Byberry Monthly Meeting for persons transferring their membership from other meetings, 1822-1876.

General Note: Stored in misc. papers box 2.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Men's Meeting and Joint

Biographical / Historical: Official records of proceedings kept for all Quaker business meetings. Only Quakers could participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. Beginning at the end of the 19th century, men and women ceased to hold separate business meetings, meeting instead in joint session.

Synopsis of Monthly Meeting History or Abridgment of the Minutes as far as respects Byberry, 1782-1850

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 23.5 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 1.1

Scope and Contents: Abstract of the minutes of Byberry Monthly Meeting, 1810-1850. Also includes abstract of the minutes of Horsham Monthly Meeting relative to the meeting at Byberry, 1782-1800.

General Note: Original minutes 1810-1831 lost in fire in 1896.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1831-1863

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:Microfilm MR-Ph70
  • Haverford:Microfilm 73A

General Note: Vols. 1831-1863 and 1863-1896 contain an index of removals issued and received.

Minutes, 1863-1896

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:Microfilm MR-Ph71
  • Haverford:Microfilm 73A

General Note: Vols. 1831-1863 and 1863-1896 contain an index of removals issued and received.

General Note: Index in vol. 1863-1896 is an index to both volumes.

Minutes, 1896-1918

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph71
  • Haverford:Microfilm 158
Minutes, 1918-1932

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.5

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph37
  • Haverford:Microfilm 158
Minutes, 1932-1941

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.6

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph72
  • Haverford:Microfilm 147
Minutes, 1941-1952

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.7

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph72
  • Haverford:Microfilm 157
Minutes, 1953-1964

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.8

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
Minutes, 1964-1972

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.9

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
Minutes, 1972-1981

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.10

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
Minutes, 1981-1991

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.11

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
Minutes, 1992-2003

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.12

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
Minutes, 2004-2009

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 1.13

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
Minutes, 2010-2014

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film

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Women's Meeting

Women's minutes, 1810-1826

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 25 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 2.1

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the pre-Separation meeting of Women Friends, 1810-1826.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph71
  • Haverford: Microfilm 73A
Women's minutes [clerk's copy], 1810-1831

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 22 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 2.5

Scope and Contents: Clerk's or rough copy of women's minutes, 1810-1831. Pages 61-68 contain a record of visits to families by women Friends and an account of the last sufferings of a woman member.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Women's minutes, 1826-1854

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 2.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:MR-Ph71
  • Haverford:Film 73A
Women's minutes, 1854-1874

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 2.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:MR-Ph73
  • Haverford:MR-Ph74A
Women's minutes, 1875-1897

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 2.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:MR-Ph73
  • Haverford:Film 74A

General Note: Joint sessions with men began 1897 12mo28.

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Worship and Ministry and its predecessors

Biographical / Historical: Committee which had care of the spiritual welfare of the meeting, particularly the meeting for worship. Ministry and Counsel committees were established in 1918 by Hicksite meetings, which no longer designated members as ministers or elders. The predecessor of Ministry and Counsel was the Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders.

Ministers and Elders' minutes, 1810-1855

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 4.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

General Note: Also included are membership lists, 1810-1943.

Ministers and Elders' minutes, 1856-1891

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 4.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

General Note: Also included are membership lists, 1810-1943.

Ministry and Counsel minutes, 1891-1941

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 4.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

General Note: Also included are membership lists, 1810-1943.

Ministry and Counsel minutes, 1942-1958

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 4.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

General Note: Also included are membership lists, 1810-1943.

List of ministers and elders belonging to Abington Quarterly Meeting: divided by component monthly meetings, 1827

Physical Description: 1 item (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 4.5

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Travelling certificates, 1810-1822

Physical Description: 1 v. (67 items) ; 30 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 4.6

Scope and Contents: Certificates and minutes for Friends in the ministry, 1810-1822.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph70
  • Haverford: No Film
Travelling certificates and visiting minutes, 1827-1845

Physical Description: 26 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 4.7

Scope and Contents: Chiefly travelling certificates and visiting minutes for Mary Pike and John Comly, 1827-1845. Also included are minutes for James Walton, 1823; and Sara Shotwell, 1842.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Financial Records

Trustees minutes, 1924

Physical Description: 4 sheets (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 5.7

Scope and Contents: Manuscript copy of minutes of 1924 1st mo 5th relating to disposition of income accumulated from the funds for school purposes.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Trustees' minutes, 1975-1994

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 5.10

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Eastburn donation, 1776-1854

Physical Description: 2 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 5.1

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous account of John Eastburn's donation, 1776-1782; statement recording the income from the Eastburn account, 1854 1st mo 17th.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Financial records, 1827-1853

Physical Description: 5 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 5.2

Scope and Contents: Included are: quota of Yearly Meeting stock apportioned to monthly meetings within Abington Quarterly Meeting, including Byberry, 1827; quota of Abington Quarterly Meeting, 1832; printed communication from Philadelphia Monthly Meeting soliciting funds to defray costs of purchasing a lot at 8th & Spruce and building a meeting house thereon, 1831; receipt indicating that John Comly, a member of Byberry, donated $125. towards the erection of said meeting house; meeting tax for 1853.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Joseph Lukens' donation: [Trustees' account book], 1843-1907

Physical Description: 54 p. ; 17 cm. + 1 item (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 5.3

Scope and Contents: Account book of the Lukens' donation, including the judgement from a subcommittee appointed by the Representative Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting regarding the disposition of income arising from this fund, 1886.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Papers relating to the school fund, 1928-1932

Physical Description: 3 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 5.4

Scope and Contents: Includes: Extract from minutes of 25th of 3rd mo, 1928 containing school committee's report on certain funds left for school purposes; copy of letter (1929 7th mo. 27th) to Miriam Tomlinson, Secondary School Committee, and William P. Bonner, Treasurer of Byberry Monthly Meeting, from Edwin K. Bonner, Clerk, containing a letter to John H. Wood, Treasurer of Trustees, regarding the school fund; letter from Miriam Tomlinson to William P. Bonner relating to "this much discussed matter of the school fund." (1932 1st mo. 20th).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Papers relating to Walton's donation (124 Spruce St.), 1879-1914

Physical Description: ca. 80 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 5.5

Scope and Contents: Includes tax receipts, 1880-1913, and a cash book, 1880-1914.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Report of Committee appointed to examine trusts belonging to Byberry Preparative Meeting, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 5.6

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Certificate of incorporation and by-laws of Trustees, 1915

Physical Description: 4 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 5.8

Scope and Contents: Four typescript copies of the certificate of incorporation and by-laws of the trustees of Byberry Monthly Meeting, 1915.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Trustees Incorporation, 1916

Physical Description: 1 item (in oversized folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 5.9

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Trustees records, 1919-1947

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 5.12

Trustees records, 1950-1955

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 5.13

Trustees records, 1955-1956

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 5.14

Trustees records, 1957-1959

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 5.15

Trustees' records and financial correspondence, 1958-1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 5.16

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Incorporation and by-laws, (1915, 1981 and undated)

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 5.17

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Trustees of Byberry Hall, Transfer of Real Estate, 1854-1981

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B900 5.18

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film

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Property Records

Deeds, indentures, surrenders of trust, 1694-1883

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 OE 6.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Property records, 1923-1950

Physical Description: ca. 70 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 6.2

Scope and Contents: Bonds and warrants, mortgages, fire insurance and title insurance policies, 1923-1950.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Release of liens for putting roof on Potters Hall, 1880

Physical Description: 1 item (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 6.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Committees

Committee of Overseers

Minutes, 1928-1984

Physical Description: 2 v. ; 26 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 7.1-7.2

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Overseers' Meeting, 1928 4mo22-1939 7mo23 and 1939 10mo15-1984 12mo13. Vol. 1928-39 includes committee membership list including death dates up to 3/1942, and accounts for annual suppers, 1928 12mo29-1938 12mo28. Vol. 1939-84 includes, in back of book, membership list, ca.1948. Volumes are 7.1 1928-1939 and 7.2 1937-1984.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

School Committee

Records, 1895-1931

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 25 cm + 24 items.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 7.3

Scope and Contents: Chiefly minutes of the Byberry Preparative Meeting School Committee, 1895- 1918. Also included are: financial data from treasurer's account book, 1918 -1920 and 1929; regulation regarding portion of school fund income to be used in assisting members in attending George School, 1928; minutes of 8th mo. 16, 1931 on distribution of aid to Byberry students attending George School; list of Byberry members of school age. Accompanied by: miscellaneous papers relating to Byberry Friends School, 1902-1929 (24 items in 2 plastic folders).

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous papers, 1822-1871 & n.d.

Physical Description: 16 items in folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 8.1

Scope and Contents: Included are: printed communications from the Indian Affairs Committee; minute extract documenting the "laying down" of Byberry Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1827; John Bowman's resignation, 1850; reportute from Abington Quarterly Meeting on secret societies; Yearly Meeting miscellaneous, etc.

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Epistles received, 1809-1824

Physical Description: 14 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 8.2

Scope and Contents: Chiefly epistles from the London Yearly Meeting of Women Friends, 1809-1815, 1817-1819, 1821-1822. Also includes printed epistles from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1812, and from London Yearly Meeting, 1824.

General Note: Stored in misc. papers box 2.

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Letter from Richland Monthly Meeting concerning George W. Evans, 1845 8mo 29

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 8.3m

Scope and Contents: George W. Evans was a member of Byberry who removed to Richland. His mental facilities were impaired, and he depended on the charitable contributions of a friend for his maintenance. Richland Monthly Meeting returned his certificate of removal to Byberry with assurances that the meeting would continue to take care of him on Byberry's behalf as long as he continued in Richland. However, Richland clearly indicates that if Evans' means of support was withheld, the meeting would inform Byberry of the fact.

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Minute/Abington Quarterly Meeting, 1857

Physical Description: 1 item (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 8.4

Scope and Contents: Byberry Monthly Meeting's copy of minute from Abington Quarterly Meeting, 1857 5mo2, rejecting the Meeting's request to have two quarterly meetings held at Byberry.

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Papers relating to Doan Trust, 1881-1893

Physical Description: 51 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 8.5

Scope and Contents: Correspondence , receipts, etc. relating to the care and guardianship of Thomas Doan, 1881-1893.

General Note: Stored in misc. papers box 1.

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Queries, 1843-1844 & n.d.

Physical Description: 8 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 8.7

Scope and Contents: Printed queries, n.d., and answers to queries, 1843-1844.

General Note: Stored in misc. papers box 2.

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Record of suffering cases, 1809-1838

Physical Description: 23 p. ; 34 cm + 14 items.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 8.8

Scope and Contents: Accompanied by a folder containing miscellaneous papers, 1833-1853. Included are: certificates of removal, acknowledgments, financial records.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph70
  • Haverford: No Film
Newsletter, 1949-1963

Physical Description: v. ; 28 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B9 8.6

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