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:
Haverford Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1684-1796)
Creator:
Radnor Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1796-1827)
Creator:
Radnor United Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1937-1955)
Creator:
Radnor Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1955- )
Title:
Radnor Monthly Meetings Records
ID:
QM/Ph/R300
Date [inclusive]:
1680-2012
Physical Description:
57.75 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

A monthly meeting for the meetings at Haverford, Merion and Radnor was established in 1684 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. The meeting was originally known as "Haverford". It became known as "Radnor" after 10mo 1796 when the monthly meeting was fixed at Radnor meeting house. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two branches of this monthly meeting were formed.

The Orthodox monthly meeting removed to Haverford after the Separation. It was discontinued in 1865, and its members were attached to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Western District.

In 1950, Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) approved the discontinuance of Radnor Monthly Meeting. Its preparative meetings of Haverford and Merion were then established as monthly meetings. Radnor Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1951.

In 1936, the formation of a united monthly meeting at Radnor out of Haverford Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and Valley Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) was approved by the two Philadelphia quarterly meetings. The meeting was established in 1937 and was known as Radnor United Monthly Meeting. The name of this meeting was changed to Radnor Monthly Meeting in 1955. This Radnor Monthly Meeting is currently active.

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Scope and Contents

Records of both the pre-Reunification Radnor Monthly Meetings and the records of the sucessor of Radnor United Monthly Meeting.

Records of the first Radnor Monthly Meetings, pre-Separation, Orthodox and Hicksite, 1685-1951 include: vital records, 1680-1826; Hicksite vital records, 1763-1950; Hicksite men's minutes, 1827-1951; Orthodox men's minutes, 1682-1865; women's minutes, 1685-1811; Hicksite women's minutes, 1872-1887; Orthodox women's minutes, 1835-1865; ministers and elders' minutes, 1756-1803; Hicksite ministers' and elders' minutes, 1872-1938; Hicksite financial records, 1809-1950; Hicksite miscellaneous papers, 1696-1900; Orthodox miscellaneous papers, 1731-1796.

Records of the second Radnor Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Radnor United Meeting include: minutes since 1937; vital records, 1937-1987; Worship and Ministry Committee minutes, 1951-1960 and 1964-1978; account book, 1941-1952; papers pertaining to the care of the meetinghouse and burials, 1937-1940; reports, committee appointments, calendars, and other papers, 1963-1969.

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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 -- Delaware County
  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County
  • Delaware County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Montgomery County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Radnor Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1865) -- Archives
  • Radnor Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1951) -- Archives
  • Radnor Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1796-1827) -- Archives

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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, 1833-1853

Physical Description: 1 folder (15 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 3.8

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Births, 1682-1806

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 150 p. in various pagings) + Index.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.5

Scope and Contents: Register of births, 1682-1806. Volume also contains a record of births in Wales, 1671-1690.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 530
  • Haverford: Microfilm 173
Births and deaths [copy], 1682-1864

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 3.7

Scope and Contents: Register contains: Births, 1682-1864 and Deaths, 1759-1864. Also included are Births in Wales, 1671-1690.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Births and deaths [copy], 1671-1864

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 3.9

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Burial Records, 1938-2012

Physical Description: 61 items (in 3 folders) in envelope; 2 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 2.1, 2.10-2.12

Scope and Contents: Burial permits (1998-2012 with gaps), correspondence regarding lot reservations, death certificates, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania interment records, and other related papers.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Disownments, 1830-1848

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 3.10

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of disownments of Stephen Mendenhall (1830), and Samuel Haddock & John G. Haddock (1848).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Index to certificates, 1730-1883

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 3.14

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Records of Merion, Radnor and Haverford. Book I, 1680-1732

Physical Description: 1 v. (498 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.1

Scope and Contents: Register of marriage certificates and other vital records of Haverford Monthly Meeting, 1680-1732. Contains the following: marriages, 1684-1732; births, 1680-1714; burials, 1682-1711; removals received, 1709-1730; removals received from England, 1683-1717.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 533
  • Haverford: No Film
A Record of marriages, certificates of removal and births and deaths, 1680-1732

Physical Description: 1 v. (518, [55] p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.13

Scope and Contents: "...to which are appended a few memorials / belonging to Radnor Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania." Transcribed by Gilbert Cope, 1890.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 530
  • Haverford: No Film
Index to Records Marriages, 1683-1869

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 3.12

Scope and Contents: Name index to records of Radnor Monthly Meeting: Marriages, 1729-63 & 1763- 1869; removals (received), 1683-1730; removals (sent), 1709-49.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 537
  • Haverford: Microfilm 172
Marriages (index), 1684-1732

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.11

Scope and Contents: Index to the marriages of Haverford Monthly Meeting, 1684-1732. Also includes: indexes to births, 1680-88, and burials, 1683-86, at Schuylkill Meeting; indexes to births, 1685-1714, and burials, 1684-1708, at Haverford; indexes to births, 1683-1710, and burials, 1682-1711, at Merion; index to births, at Gwynedd, 1699-1707; indexes to births, 1684-1703, and burials, 1686-1708, at Radnor; and a list of Clerks of Haverford Monthly Meeting, 1709-1780.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 537
  • Haverford: No Film
Records of marriages. Book 2nd, 1723-1766

Physical Description: 1 v. (277 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.2

Scope and Contents: Register contains marriage certificates, 1729-1763 and removals received, 1723-1766. List of marriage certificates in the possession of Joseph George [recorder], 1808 laid in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 538
  • Haverford: No Film
A record of certificates of marriage, 1729-1826

Physical Description: 1 v. ([56], 329 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.12

Scope and Contents: Running title: Records of Radnor Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania. Typescript. "Copied from the original, 1891." Copy attributed to Gilbert Cope.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 530.
  • Haverford: Microfilm 175 (1729-1766)
Marriage certificates, 1758-1812

Physical Description: 11 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.14

Scope and Contents: Loose certificates for marriages under the meeting's care.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage certificates, 1763-1950

Physical Description: 3 v. (2 linear ft.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 3.1-3.3

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of marriage certificates, 1763-1917, 1863-1869, 1921-1950. Register, 1763-1917 also contains removals received, 1765-1780, 1887-1912. "This book belongs to the Friends of Merion, Haverford, and Radnor Monthly Meeting, being the 3rd book for recording certificates of marriages, and recommendations."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 532/535 (1763-1917, 1863-1869)
  • Haverford: Microfilm 160 (1763-1917, 1863-1869)
Marriage records, 1832-1858

Physical Description: 1 v. + 5 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 3.1, 3.11

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of marriage certificates, 1832-1858. Also included is a folder containing certificates on account of marriage and letters of parental consent, 1832-1838. Register of marriage certificates also available in microfilm

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 530 and 534
  • Haverford: Microfilm 85
Marriage certificates, 1940-1987

Physical Description: 2 v. (loose-leaf) (1.5 linear ft.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 2.2, 2.4

Scope and Contents: Photostatic copies of marriage certificates, 1940-1968 & 1968-1987. Volume for 1940-1968 includes one declaration of intent to marry, 1945.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1825-1865

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 3.2

Scope and Contents: Membership register of the Orthodox monthly meeting. Contains information on births, deaths, marriages, removals, etc.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 544
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1902-1950

Physical Description: 3 v. + ca. 90 items (1.5 linear ft.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 3.6-3.10

Scope and Contents: Membership register, 1902-1950; membership data forms, 1913-1949; membership list, ca. 1925-1930; records of increases and decreases in membership, 1943-1950, 1944-1950.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1937-1984

Physical Description: 4 v. + 17 items (3 linear ft.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 2.3, 2.5-2.9

Scope and Contents: Membership data forms as follows: vol. 1937-1948 (nos. 1-132); vol. 1949- 1957 (nos. 133-292); vol. 1958-1966 (nos. 293-399); vol. 1967-1980 (nos. 400-548); loose forms for 1980-1984 (nos. 549-598). Volume for 1967-1980 contains abstract of marriages, 1937-1970 and abstract of births, 1937- 1968. Also included are annual membership statistics, 1953-1969.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Memorials, 1683-1699

Physical Description: 1 v. (19 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.4

Scope and Contents: Testimonials for deceased Friends.

General Note: Volume imperfect: p. 13-14 torn.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 532 and 538
  • Haverford: No Film
[Register], 1759-1864

Physical Description: 1 v. (26, 29 p., [24] leaves)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 3.5

Scope and Contents: Volume contains: Births, 1797-1864 and Deaths, 1759-1864.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 530.
  • Haverford: No Film
[Register], 1809-1919

Physical Description: 1 v. (67, 11 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 3.4

Scope and Contents: Register contains: Births, 1809-1917 and Deaths, 1813-1919. Volume also includes membership lists for Merion, Haverford, and Valley Preparative Meetings, 1848-1849. Membership list (1907) and other membership papers laid in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535
  • Haverford: Microfilm 172
Removals received, 1700-1798, bulk 1776-1798.

Physical Description: 1 v. (198 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.9

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates of removal received, 1700 & 1776-1798. Volume also contains occasional removals issued, 1782-1798. Arranged in scrapbook form by Morgan Bunting, 12mo. 1900.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535.
  • Haverford: Microfilm 175
Removals issued, 1709-1784

Physical Description: 2 v. + 4 items

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.6-3.8

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates of removal issued on behalf of members transferring to other meetings, 1709-1749 & 1749-1784. Two removals (1712, 1771) laid in; certificate of removal (1746/7 12mo 7), in accompanying folder. Vol. for 1709-1749 has note: "Repaired and rebound by Gilbert Cope 3mo 1891."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 538
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals--abstract, 1709-1784

Physical Description: 1 v. ([15], 228 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.10

Scope and Contents: Entitled "An Abstract of certificates of removal : received (1730-1780) and issued (1709-1784) / by Radnor Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania." Abstracted by Gilbert Cope, 1891. Typescript. Includes index.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 544
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals received, 1784-1864

Physical Description: 2 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 3.3-3.4

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates issued on behalf of persons transferring to other meetings, 1784-1830 & 1830-1864.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 534 and 544.
  • Haverford: Microfilm 85
Removals received, 1798-1807

Physical Description: 76 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 3.3

Scope and Contents: Certificates of removal received by the monthly meeting for persons transferring from other meetings.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535.
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals received, 1826-1856

Physical Description: 1 folder (106 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 3.6

Scope and Contents: Original certificates of removal received by the meeting, 1826-1856. Folder also contains: removals issued, 1845 & 1850 and related correspondence.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals Issued, 1828-1933

Physical Description: 1 v. (144, [16] p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 3.5

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates issued on behalf of members transferring to other meetings, 1828-1933. Volume also contains births and deaths for the Richards and Ellis families (1820-1827) recorded on final unnumbered page.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals received [copy], 1851-1935

Physical Description: 1 v. (p. 21-48) + 11 items (in folder).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 3.13, 3.11

Scope and Contents: Abstract of certificates received, 1851-1878 and copies of certificates received, 1878-1935. Accompanying folder contains removals received, 1905-1923.

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.

Minutes, 1684-1825

Physical Description: 17 v. (3 linear ft.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 1.1-1.17

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the men's meeting, 1684-1825 (with gaps). Included are: 1684-1686, 1693-1704, 1712-1803, 1812-1825. Volume for 1684-1686 also contains minutes of Sufferings Committee, 1776-1779 and accounts of sufferings, 1776-1778.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 532 (1684-86, 1693-99, 1699-1704, 1712-18, 1718-33)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 541 (1733-44, 1744-58, 1758-63, 1763-72, 1772-82, 1782-84, 1784-86, 1786-90, 1790-95, 1795-98, 1798-1803)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 539 (1812-25)
  • Haverford: Microfilm 161 (1684-1733)
  • Haverford: Microfilm 167 (1733-1803)
Minutes of Radnor Monthly Meeting : including Merion, Haverford,, 1683-1733

Physical Description: 1 v. (p. A-O, 1-382)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 1.18

Scope and Contents: Typed copy of men's meeting minutes, 1684-1733 (with gaps). Volume also contains minutes of Merion Preparative Meeting, 1702-1705. Transcription attributed to Gilbert Cope, ca. 1890. A copy of accounts concerning re-building or addition to Merion Meeting house (1712-1717), transcribed by George Vaux on 8mo 13, 1895 has been tipped in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 540
  • Haverford: No Film
An Abstract of the minutes of Radnor Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania, 1733-1782

Physical Description: 1 v. (p. A-ZZ, [1], 1-591)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 1.21

Scope and Contents: Abstracted by Gilbert Cope. "Taken from the original, 1890." "In the following pages the original record is given verbatim to the bottom of page 3. Afterwards names and the subject or substance of the minutes mentioned in the original record only are given, except where actual quotations are indicated by the usual quotation marks."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 540
  • Haverford: No Film
An Abstract of the minutes of Radnor Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania, 1782-1803

Physical Description: 1 v. (p. A-R, 1-278)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 1.19

Scope and Contents: Abstract attributed to Gilbert Cope. Typescript. Includes index.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 540
  • Haverford: Microfilm 174 (1778-1803)
An Abstract of the minutes of Radnor Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania, 1812-1825.

Physical Description: 1 v. (p. A-J, 1-124)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 1.20

Scope and Contents: Abstract attributed to Gilbert Cope. Typescript. Includes index.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 540.
  • Haverford: Microfilm 174
Minutes, 1825-1843

Physical Description: 1 vol. (340 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U3.15

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 534
  • Haverford: Microfilm 85
Minutes, 1843-1865

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U3.16

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 534
  • Haverford: Microfilm 85
Minutes, 1827-1951

Physical Description: 6 v. (3 linear ft.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 1.1-1.6

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1827-1951. Included are: 1827-1851; 1851-1877; 1878-1911; 1911-1923; 1923-1936; 1936-1951. Minute books, 1827-1936 also available in microfilm (SW)

General Note: Joint sessions with women began in 3mo 1887.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 539 (1827-51; 1851-77)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 542 (1878-1911; 1911-23; 1923-36; 1936-51)
  • Haverford: Microfilm 165 (1827-1851)
  • Haverford: Microfilm 164 (1851-1936)
  • Haverford: Microfilm 168 (1937-1942, 1943-1949, 1950-1959)
Minutes, 1937-2001/2004-2012

Physical Description: 8 v. + 4 folders (6 linear ft.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 1.1-1.13

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the united monthly meeting since 1937. Included are: 1937-1942, 1943-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1965, 1966-1970, 1971-1975, 1976-1982, 1983-1988 (with gap 1985 1mo-3mo), 1989-2001, 2004-2005, 2005 12mo-2006 9mo, 2006 12mo-2008 5mo, 2008-2012. Volume for 1937-1942 also contains minutes of Radnor Indulged Meeting, 1936-1937.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 546 (1937-1975)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 553 (1976-82)
  • Haverford: Microfilm 168 (1937-1975)

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Women's Meeting

Minutes, 1685-1811

Physical Description: 5 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 2.1-2.5, 2.7-2.9

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1685-1711, 1711-1746, 1746-1781, 1781-1793, 1793-1811. Accompanied by the following indexes: 1685-1711; 1711-1746; 1803-1811, none microfilmed.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 504 (1685-1711, 1711-46, 1746-81, 1781-93)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 534 (1793-1811)
  • Haverford: Microfilm 84 (1685-1793)
  • Haverford: Microfilm 85 (1793-1811)
Minutes [copy], 1685-1746

Physical Description: 1 v. (205 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 2.6

Scope and Contents: Ms. copy of women's minutes, 1685 1mo 12-1746 4mo 12. "This book belongs to the women Friends belonging to the monthly meeting in the Welesh Tract, 1699/700. Merion Haverford and Radnor."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Abstract of Minutes (with index), 1704-1712

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 2.10

Scope and Contents: Typescript abstract of the women's minutes of Haverford Monthly Meeting, 1704-1712. Also includes a name index to the abstract.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 534
  • Haverford: Microfilm 85
Minutes, 1812-1835

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 250 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 2.1

Scope and Contents: Minute book of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1mo 9, 1812-4mo 9, 1835. Includes pre-Separation women's minutes, 1812-1827. Accompanied by: Haverford Preparative Meeting. Women's Meeting. Minutes, 11mo 5, 1805-8mo 30, 1807.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 534.
  • Haverford: Microfilm 85
Minutes, 1835-1865

Physical Description: 1 vol. (239 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U3.14

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: Microfilm 85
Minutes, 1827-1887

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/R31 2.1-2.4 (R31)

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1842; 1842-1854; 1855- 1876; 1876-1887.

General Note: Joint sessions with men began in 3mo 1887.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535
  • Haverford: Microfilm 172

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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.

Minutes, 1756-1803

Physical Description: 1 v. (111 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 4.1

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535/536
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1872-1907

Physical Description: 2 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 4.1-4.2

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535/543
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1907-1938

Physical Description: 1 v. (223 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 4.3

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel.

General Note: Meeting originally called Ministers and Elders. Name changed to Ministry and Counsel in 1919.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535/540
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1951-1978

Physical Description: 2 v. (loose-leaf)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 3.1-3.2

Scope and Contents: Minute books as follows: 1951-1960 and 1964-1978. This committee was known as "Ministry Committee" before 1954.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Financial Records

Account book [women], 1809-1846

Physical Description: 1 v. (16 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 5.1

Scope and Contents: Treasurer's book of the women's meeting, 1809-1846. Contains pre-Separation accounts, 1809-1827. Alice George, treasurer.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535 and 543.
  • Haverford: No Film
Account books, 1828-1865

Physical Description: 3 v. + 66 items.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 4.1-4.3

Scope and Contents: Treasurer's account books, 1828-1837, 1837-1854, 1853-1865. Also included are receipts, 1832-1859 & 1859-1865.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous financial Records, 1849-1856

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R33 4.4

Scope and Contents: Radnor's copies of Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting's minutes concerning the fund raising for new farm buildings at Westtown School (1849) and a new meeting house at Maiden Creek (1856).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Treasurer's reports, 1945-1950

Physical Description: 1 folder (20 items).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 5.2

Scope and Contents: Treasurer's reports of the Wayne Title and Trust Company to Radnor Monthly Meeting relating to the Annie L. Bernard & Mary E. Leedom Fund, the George Fund, and the Property Account, 1945-50.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Subscriptions and accounts, 1773-1844

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 5.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Treasurer's book, 1941-1952

Physical Description: 1 v. ; 29 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 4.1

Scope and Contents: Treasurer's book of Radnor United Monthly Meeting, 1941-1952.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Property Records

Deeds, 1735-1882

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31++ 6.1

Scope and Contents: Deeds of Radnor Monthly Meeting, 1735-1882

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

Trustees

Correspondence, 1935-1937

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 6.2

Scope and Contents: Trustees' correspondence on the maintenance of meeting property, including an instance of vandalism, 1935-1937.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Committees

Trustees of the George Fund

Minutes, 1925-1932

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 7.1

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Trustees of the George Fund, 1925-1932. Concerns repairs and maintenance of the meeting house and grounds.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 535/543
  • Haverford: No Film

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous papers, 1696-1873

Physical Description: 11 folders (143 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 6.3-6.6, 8.1, 8.9-8.13

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous records removed from scrapbook: Removals issued, 1798-1803 (3.12); marriage papers, 1782-1804; acknowledgments, 1787-1788 and n.d.; disownments, 1799, 1804; travelling minute for Hannah Reeve, 1797; accounts, subscription papers and other financial records of Merion Preparative Meeting, 1804-1873, 1773-1844 and n.d., with list of members of Merion Preparative Meeting [1827?]; list of members of Whiteland Preparative Meeting [1847?] and lease for graveyard lot in East Whiteland, 1811 (with receipts and extension of lease on verso, 1820-1824); records of Whiteland Preparative Meeting graveyard lot, 1824-1868; copy of deed for meeting house lot, 1696; epistle received from London Yearly Meeting of Women Friends, 1817.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1731-1796 & n.d.

Physical Description: 20 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 5.1

Scope and Contents: Extracts from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting minutes, chiefly from the women's meeting; epistles; removals, etc.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1740-1812

Physical Description: 2 folders (12 items).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 5.2

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous papers of Radnor Monthly Meeting, 1740-1812. Includes: subscriptions toward enclosing the burial ground and repairing Merion meeting house (1753, 1764), accounts for building materials at Merion (1810 -11), subscription to provide for a carriage for transporting bodies to the burial ground (1749), certificate for John Moore (1746), certificate for purposes of marriage for Evan Jones (1740), letter concerning the truth of Epistles from Robert Jones (1745), fragment of a memorial (n.d.), miscellaneous fragments; and Samuel Lewis' legacy (1804-1812).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1891-1900 & n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 items).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 8.2

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous records of Radnor Monthly Meeting, 1891-1900 & n.d. Includes: list of heads of families belonging to Radnor Monthly Meeting (n.d.); travelling minutes for Robert Hatton (1891, 1892); and papers relating to an inventory of meeting records conducted by Morgan Bunting (1900).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Clerks' correspondence, 1927-1951

Physical Description: 4 boxes ; 6 linear ft.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 8.3-8.6

Scope and Contents: Clerks' correspondence of Radnor Monthly Meeting, 1927-51. Also includes membership records, 1920-34, membership papers, 1915-44, and statistical reports, 1920-36. Partially processed.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Index of Records of Radnor Monthly Meeting, 1680-1911

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 8.7

Scope and Contents: Name and subject index to records of Radnor Monthly Meeting: Memorials, 1683-99; minutes, 1684-1878 & 1878-1911; women's minutes, 1827-54; minutes of Valley Preparative Meeting, 1810-72; removals received & sent, 1683-1780 & 1709-84; births & burials, 1680-1864; marriages, 1684-1869.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 537.
  • Haverford: No Film
Manumissions, 1776-1794

Physical Description: 1 v. ([13] p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R32 5.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Papers concerning the Asylum for the Relief of persons deprived of their reason, 1812-1828.

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R31 8.8

Scope and Contents: Radnor Monthly Meeting's papers concerning the Asylum for the Relief of Persons deprived of the use of their Reason, 1812-1828. Includes: brochures, 1816-23, subscription papers, 1812-1814, and a notice of a meeting concerning the expulsion of Hicksite members of the Board in 1828.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1937-1940

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 5.1

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous papers relating to agreements between the Trustees of Radnor Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and Radnor United Monthly Meeting, 1937-40.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1963-1970

Physical Description: 1 folder (12 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 5.2

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous papers of Radnor Monthly Meeting, 1963-70. Includes committee appointments, annual reports, calendars, a memorial for Tom Harvey (1970) and other records.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
250th Anniversary papers, 1968

Physical Description: 1 folder (12 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 5.4

Scope and Contents: Papers from the 250th Anniversary of the Radnor Friends Meeting House, 1968. Includes invitations (2), photographs by Ted Hetzel (4), copies of the scripts of a presentation (3), and copies of newspaper articles.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Monthly Bulletin, 1950-1989

Physical Description: 1 box

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 5.6

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Radnor Monthly Meeting newsletter, 1996-2002

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/R3 5.3

Scope and Contents: Description based on: No. 1 (Twelfth month 1950); title from caption.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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