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:
Kennett Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) and Kennett Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox)
Title:
Kennett Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/K420
Date [inclusive]:
1650-1990
Physical Description:
36 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

The first monthly meeting of Friends which was to become Newark was held at the Widow Welsh's in New Castle in 1686. It became part of Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting in 1693. The monthly meeting was transferred to Western Quarterly Meeting in 1758. In 1760, its name was changed to "Kennett". At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, the monthly meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

Kennett Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1939, and most of its members were transferred to New Garden Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in West Grove, Pa.

Kennett Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955, was the forerunner of the current Kennett Monthly Meeting.

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Scope and Contents

Records of Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1650-ongoing; includes: Hicksite registers of births and deaths, 1650-1896; burial records, 1741-1777, and Hicksite 1754-1931; Hicksite marriage certificates, 1692-1968; Hicksite membership records, 1851-1858, 1892-1977; Orthodox membership records, 1857-1864, 1885-1939; Hicksite and United men's minutes, 1686-1997; Orthodox men's minutes, 1827-1939; clerk's correspondence, 1933-1941; Orthodox women's minutes, 1698-1911; Hicksite women's minutes, 1827-1893; Orthodox ministers and elders' minutes, 1856-1880; Hicksite financial records, 1885-1918; property records, 1743-1931; sufferings committee minutes, 1757 and 1777-1791; and miscellaneous papers, 1776-1910.

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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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Controlled Access Headings

  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County
  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
  • Society of Friends -- Delaware -- New Castle County
  • Chester County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Kennett Square (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • New Castle County (Del.) -- Genealogy
  • Newark Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1686-1760)
  • Kennett Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite)
  • Kennett Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends)
  • Kennett Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox)
  • Newark Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1686-1760)
  • Kennett Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite)

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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.

Births and deaths, 1732-1885

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 25 x 30 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.1

Scope and Contents: Register contains pre-Separation births and deaths, 1732-1827. Date on cover: 1732-c.1828. Includes index.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph275
  • Haverford: No Film
Births and deaths [abstract], 1826-1896

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 22 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.2

General Note: Arrangement is alphabetical.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Births, 1826-1898

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 26 x 39 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.3

Scope and Contents: Register also contains: Deaths, 1826-1898. Includes indexes.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph275
  • Haverford: No Film
Births [abstract], 1826-1888

Physical Description: 1 item in folder ; 32 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.4

Scope and Contents: With: Deaths [abstract], 1826-1888. Copied in 1888.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Births and deaths, 1694-1821

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 33 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.5

Scope and Contents: Register of births and deaths of the pre-Separation meeting. Volume also contains: Manumissions, 1776-1780. Includes index. Label on cover has dates: 1706-c.1806.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Old Kennett cemetery Records, 2002

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 3.1

Scope and Contents: Inventory of burials at Old Kennett cemetery, compiled in 2002. includes burials from 1735-2000, as well as a photocopy of a plot plan.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Burials at Old Kennett Cemetery (Hamorton, Pa.), 1754-1931

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 28 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.6

Scope and Contents: Compiled by Edward B. Passmore in 1934. Based in part on an earlier copy transcribed by George P. Harlan on 6mo 1874, from the original record of interments. Accompanied by: Plan of Old Kennett Cemetery adopted by the trustees, 1873. -- Sketches of early headstones, 1741-1777 / copied by Patricia L. Ziegler (1934). -- Index to Kennett Mo. Mtg. burials at Old Kennett / prepared by Virginia Cordes (1981). Includes index.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Burials, 1896-1977

Physical Description: 1 v. in folder + copy ; 39 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.7-3.8

Scope and Contents: Volume in fragile condition. Photocopy available, for use in the repository only

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Disownment, 1837 6mo 5 [i.e. 6].

Physical Description: 1 item in folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 3.2

Scope and Contents: Testimony of disownment against Abner Marshall for joining the "separatists". Accompanied by: printed memorial [ca. 1904].

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriages: from records of Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1692-1753, 1692 -1753

Physical Description: 1 vol. (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.9

Scope and Contents: Abstract from marriage records of Newark Monthly Meeting, 1692-1753.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage certificates, 1692-1821

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 34 cm. + Index.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.10-3.11, 3.27

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of marriage certificates. Volume also contains: Births, 1707-1802 and deaths, 1753-1754. Includes index.

General Note: Certificates have not been recorded in strict chronological order. Births interspersed with marriages. Deaths recorded after p. 506.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph265
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriages [abstract], 1692-1896

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 20 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.12

Scope and Contents: An index to original records contained in: Marriage certificates, 1692-1821 and up to 1896 in Marriage certificates, 1821-1968.

General Note: Numbers listed on left hand margin refer to page numbers in original record books.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage certificates, 1821-1968

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 40 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/H/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.13

Scope and Contents: Register contains pre-Separation, Hicksite, and United marriage certificates. Some certificates laid in or tipped in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph266
  • Haverford: No Film
A Register of the members of Kennett Mo. Meeting, 1851-1862

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 20 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.14

Scope and Contents: "Taken by direction of said meeting." Contains membership lists for the monthly meeting's component preparative meetings: Kennett, Marlborough and Kennett Square.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph266
  • Haverford: No Film
Members of Kennett Monthly Meeting of Friends, 1857-1864

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 39 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 3.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1885-1939

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 30 x 40 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 3.4

Scope and Contents: Membership register includes information on births, deaths, marriages and removals.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph277
  • Haverford: Film 112
Saml. Pennock's list of members belonging to Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1892- 1894

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 21 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.15

Scope and Contents: Title from label on cover.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
List of members belonging to Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1895-1897

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 20 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.16

Scope and Contents: Includes some births and deaths. Title from label on cover. "This list belongs to Saml. Pennock"--Cover label. Pertinent papers tipped in or laid in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
List of members of Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1898-1900

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 21 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.17

Scope and Contents: Membership register with separate lists for the years: 1898, 1899, 1900. Includes information on births, deaths, marriages, removals, etc. "Samuel Pennock 12 mo 7th 1897."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
List of members belonging to Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1900-1920

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 25 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.18

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership data forms, [1906?-1917]

Physical Description: 1 folder (60 items).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 3.5

Scope and Contents: Includes some genealogical data.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership : recorder's reports, 1907-1924

Physical Description: 19 items in folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.19

Scope and Contents: Reports include information on births, deaths, removals, new members, etc.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
List of members of Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1914-1920

Physical Description: 1 item in folder ; 38 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.20

Scope and Contents: "312 members, 6mo 21st 1920."--p. 15.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
List of members of Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1923 7mo 10

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 15 x 9 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.21

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership lists, 1871-1892

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K420 3.28

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Removals received, 1707-1820

Physical Description: 2 v. (ca. 400 items) ; 41 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.22, 3.26

Scope and Contents: Scrapbooks containing original certificates of removal received by the monthly meeting, as follows: vol. 1 (1707-1747); vol. 2 (1747-1765; 1806- 1820). Also included are: removals issued, travelling minutes, and marriage papers. Scrapbooks assembled by Gilbert Cope, ca. 1874. Vol. 1 includes indexes.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph266
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals issued, 1876-1900

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 35 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.23

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates issued on behalf of members transferring to other meetings. Includes index.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph266
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals issued, 1751-1767

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 34 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.24

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates issued on behalf of members removing within the compass of other meetings. Label on cover has title: Newark & Kennett Monthly Meeting Certificates of removal, 1751-1767.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph265, MR-Ph276
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals issued, 1767-1875

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 31 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 3.25

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates issued on behalf of members removing to reside within the limits of other meetings. Volume includes pre-Separation removals, 1767-1827. Includes index prepared by Gilbert Cope, 9mo 1866.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph265
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals received, 1905-1920

Physical Description: 1 folder (9 items).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 3.6

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals issued, 1906-1929

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 36 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 3.7

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates of removal issued on behalf of persons transferring their membership to other meetings. Includes index. Title page has date: 7/11/1905-

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.

[Record book], 1650-1761

Physical Description: 1 v. (XXXII) ; 33 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 1.1

Scope and Contents: Minutes (1686-1739) with births and deaths (1650-1761) recorded at end of volume. Index of names (1896) by Albert Cope Myers tipped in. Historical notes by Gilbert Cope tipped in. Volume rebound in 1875.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph267
  • Haverford: No Film
Extracts from the records of Newark (now) Kennet Monthly Meeting, 1686- 1791

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 32 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 1.2

Scope and Contents: Title from cover. Extracts from the original minutes.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph267
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1739-1997

Physical Description: 19 v. (9 linear ft.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/H/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 1.3-1.21

Scope and Contents: Minutes of Kennett Monthly Meeting since 1739. Included are: minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1739-1827; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1827-1955; minutes of the united meeting, 1955-1990. Includes indexes. Volume (1808-1822) accompanied by a separate index.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 267 (1739-91)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 268 (1791-1808, 1808-22, 1822-39)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 269 (1840-69, 1869-97, 1898-1919, 1920-39)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 271 (1939-49, 1949-59, 1960-65)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 272 (1966-74, 1975-78)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 273 (1979-82)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 686 (1983-86)
  • Haverford: Film 187 (1983-1986)
Minutes, 1827-1939

Physical Description: 4 v. (3 linear ft.) + 3 indices

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 1.1-1.7

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women as follows: 1827-1838, 1838-1868, 1868-1908, 1908-1939. First three volumes (1827-1908) accompanied by separate indexes.

General Note: Joint sessions in which men and women met together for business began on 8mo 8th, 1911.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph270 (1908-1939)
  • Haverford: Film 37 and Film 38

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Women's Meeting

Minutes, 1698-1821

Physical Description: 2 v. + 1 folder (1.5 linear ft.).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 2.1-2.3

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the pre-Separation meeting of women Friends as follows: 1698 12mo 4-1789 11mo 12; 1789 12mo 17-1821 1mo 2. Volume 1698-1789 has separate index; index for volume 1789-1821 laid in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph274 (1698-1789)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph275 & 276 (1789-1821)
  • Haverford: Film 37 (1698-1789)
Minutes, 1821-1911

Physical Description: 2 v. ; 27 cm or smaller

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 2.1-2.2

Scope and Contents: Minute books as follows: 1821-1848 and 1848-1911. Volume (1821-1848) contains pre-Separation women's minutes, 1821-1827.

General Note: Joint sessions in which men and women met together for business began in 8mo 1911.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph245
  • Haverford: Film 111
Minutes [rough], 1827-1829

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 22 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 2.8

Scope and Contents: Women's rough minutes as follows: 1827 11mo 6-1829 12mo 8. Last entry for 1829 has been crossed out.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1827-1893

Physical Description: 4 v. (1.5 linear ft.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 2.4-2.7

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Hicksite meeting of women Friends as follows: 1827-1844, 1845-1856, 1856-1876, 1876-1893. Includes index.

General Note: Joint sessions in which men and women meet together for business begin on 12mo 5, 1893

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph275 (1827-44)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph271 (1845-56, 1856-76, 1877-93)
  • Haverford: No Film

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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.

Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders. Minutes, 1856-1880

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 21 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 4.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Financial Records

Account book, 1885-1918

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 16 x 10 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 4.1

Scope and Contents: Volume in fragile condition.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Account book, 1814-1853

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 16 x 20 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 4.2

Scope and Contents: Treasurer's book of the women's meeting. Contains pre-Separation and Hicksite accounts. Volume in fragile condition

General Note: In folder with Account Book, 1856-1875.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Account book, 1856-1875

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 16 x 20 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 4.3

Scope and Contents: Volume in fragile condition; in folder with Account Book, 1814-1853.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous financial and property papers, 1830-1931 and n.d.

Physical Description: 33 items in folder.

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 6.1

Scope and Contents: Papers chiefly relating to the Parkersville property. Included are: Bills and receipts, subscription lists, correspondence, extracts from wills, reports on trust funds, report of committee in charge of rebuilding meeting house, etc.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Property Records

Deeds and declarations of trust, 1743-1813

Physical Description: 8 items in oversize folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42++ 5.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Deeds for meeting house property at Cypress and Marshall Streets, Kennett Square, Pa., 1890-1926

Physical Description: 4 items in folder.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 5.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Plan of Kennett Meeting property and graveyard, 1901

Physical Description: 1 item in folder.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 5.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Deed [Parkersburg/Pennsbury], 1870

Physical Description: 1 item in folder.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 5.3 ++

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Committees

First Day School

Minutes, 1882-1932

Physical Description: 10 v. ; 25 cm. or smaller.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 6.1-6.10

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the First Day School as follows: 1882-1887; 1887-1893; 1893 -1896; 1896-1899; 1899-1903; 1903-1907; 1907-1909/1914-1917; 1909-1914; 1917-1921; 1921-1932. Volumes 1887-1893, 1893-1896 and 1896-1899 also include minutes of business meetings, 1887-1893, 1893-1897, and 1897-1901, respectively.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous papers, 1806-1910 and n.d.

Physical Description: 10 items in folder ; 40 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 7.1

Scope and Contents: Loose papers chiefly concerning membership. Included is information on births, marriages, removals, etc.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1829-1906

Physical Description: 30 items (in folder).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 7.1

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous membership records and other papers of the Orthodox meeting, 1829-1906. Included are: removal data, 1829-1850; membership lists, 1862- 1864, 1872-1885, 1891-1898 and n.d.; draft for membership register with information on births, deaths, removals, marriages, etc.; travelling minutes for Deborah B. Webb, 1885 and 1887 and for Isaac Morgan, 1876; acknowledgments, 1876 and 1888; receipt for Quarterly Meeting quota, 1836; receipt for Yearly Meeting quota, 1853; subscription lists for Kennett Preparative Meeting, 1877 and 1878; copy of deed, 1836.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Book for Friends sufferings, 1757-1791

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 23 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 7.2

Scope and Contents: Minutes as follows: 1757 6mo 4-12mo 6; 1777 7mo 20-1789 12mo 12; 1790 11mo 11-1791 8mo 6.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph276
  • Haverford: No Film
Clerk's correspondence, 1933-1941

Physical Description: 1 folder (ca. 100 items).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K43 7.2

Scope and Contents: Folder includes the following: data on removals, 1938-1941; membership list [ca. 1936] and list of non-members married to members, 1936 12mo 31; papers regarding the disposition and sale of the meeting's property, 1938- 1939; last minute of Kennett Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1939 2mo 4, etc.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Extracts: of the Minutes of our Yearly Meeting, 1757

Physical Description: 1 item (in envelope)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 7.3

Scope and Contents: Newark Monthly Meeting's manuscript copy of the extracts of the minutes of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for 1757. Noted on envelope: Found in Newark Mo. Meeting Minute book, 1757.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Newsletter, 1955-64/2003-04

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/K42 7.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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