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
Title:
Exeter Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/E950
Date [inclusive]:
1956-2015
Physical Description:
1 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting established Oley Monthly Meeting in 1737. In 1742, its name was changed to "Exeter". Two monthly meetings emerged in 1829 after the Hicksite Separation. Exeter Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1899. Exeter Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) removed all its sessions to Reading around 1878. In 1950, this meeting became a united meeting by affiliation with the Hicksite and Orthodox Philadelphia Quarterly Meetings, and its name was changed to Reading-Exeter United Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1955, the meeting's name was changed to Reading Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

The second Exeter Monthly Meeting was was established by Caln Quarterly Meeting in 1955 out of Old Exeter Particular Meeting. This is currently an active monthly meeting.

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Scope and Contents

Records of Exeter Monthly Meeting, 1956-2015. Includes: Minutes, 1956-2015.

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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

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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Related Materials

Related Materials

Records of the earlier Exeter Monthly Meeting may be found with the records of Reading Monthly Meeting.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Berks County
  • Berks County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Exeter Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1955- : Douglassville, Pa.)

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Collection Inventory

Business Meeting

Biographical / Historical: Official records of proceedings kept for all Quaker business meetings. 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.

Minutes, 1956-2009

Physical Description: 7 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/E95 1.1-1.7

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the United Exeter Monthly Meeting since 1956. Included are: 1956-1975 (with gaps for end of 1955), Nov. 1959, Oct. 1965-Feb. 1966; 1979; 1980-1988; 1989-1991; 1992-1995; 1996-4mo 2002; 2002 5mo-2009 6mo. Volumes are 1.1 1956-75, 1.2 1979, 1.3 1980-88, 1.4 1989-91, 1.5 1992-1995, 1.6 1996-2002, 1.7 2002-2009.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 2009 7mo-2015

Physical Description: 3 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/E95 1.8-1.10

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