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:
Sadsbury Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/S200
Date [inclusive]:
1714-1969
Physical Description:
17.5 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

Sadsbury Monthly Meeting was established by Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting out of New Garden Monthly Meeting in 1737. Its opening session was held in 12mo, 1737/8. In 1758, the monthly meeting was transferred to Western Quarterly Meeting; and in 1800, it became part of Caln Quarterly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation, two branches of this monthly meeting emerged.

Sadsbury Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) held its sessions in Simmonstown from 1831 to 1881; it returned to Christiana in 1881. The meeting was discontinued in 1907, and its members were attached to Bradford Monthly Meeting. The Hicksite monthly meeting, which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955,was the forerunner of the current Sadsbury Monthly Meeting.

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Scope and Contents

Records of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 1714-1983, include: men's minutes, 1738-1983; vital records, 1714-1962; women's meeting minutes, 1777-1904; minutes of the meeting of ministry and counsel and of its predecessor, the meeting of ministers and elders, 1894-1927; deeds and other property records, 1748-1932; miscellaneous papers, 1869-1906.

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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 -- Lancaster County
  • Lancaster County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Sadsbury Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends: Hicksite)
  • Sadsbury Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends)
  • Sadsbury Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends: Hicksite)
  • Sadsbury Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Orthodox)

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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, 1739-1898

Physical Description: 1 vol. (52 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U5.31

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568
  • Haverford: Film 122
Births and deaths, 1733-1835

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 3.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
A Book of records of births and deaths of Friends within the limits of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 1770-1894

Physical Description: 1 v. (36, [36] p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 3.1

Scope and Contents: Register contains pre-Separation and Hicksite births and deaths.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph564
  • Haverford: No Film
Burials (East Sadsbury, Pa.) [copy], 1822-1901

Physical Description: 1 item (5 sheets in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S21 1.3

Scope and Contents: Copy of graveyard inscriptions at Friends' Burial Ground, East Sadsbury, Pa. Folder also includes copy of subscription paper, 1826. Carbon copy.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph564
  • Haverford: No Film
Records of marriage certificates belonging to Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 1738 -1830

Physical Description: 1 v. (254, 71 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 3.3

Scope and Contents: Register also contains births and deaths, 1714-1803.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph564
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage certificates, 1738-1903

Physical Description: 1 v. (188 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 3.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph564
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage Certificates, 1829-1901

Physical Description: 1 vol. (100 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U5.32

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568
  • Haverford: Film 122
Membership [rough], 1835-1898

Physical Description: 1 v. in folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S21 1.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals Issued, 1828-1902

Physical Description: 1 vol. (117 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U5.33

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568/547
  • Haverford: Film 122
Removals received and issued, 1778-1792

Physical Description: 29 items in folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 3.6

Scope and Contents: Original certificates of removal as follows: received, 1778-1792; issued, 1786-1789.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 567
  • Haverford: No Film
A record of certificates of removal / by direction of the monthly meeting, 1828-1847

Physical Description: 1 v. (223 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S21 1.2

Scope and Contents: Removals issued on behalf of members transferring to other meetings.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 568
  • Haverford: No Film
Sadsbury Monthly Meetings book for recording certificates, 1764-1828.

Physical Description: 1 v. (271 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 3.5

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates of removal issued on behalf of persons moving within the limits of other meetings.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 567
  • 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, 1738-1969

Physical Description: 11 v. (6 linear feet).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 1.1-1.11

Scope and Contents: Minute books of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 1738-1969: 1738-52, 1738-83, 1783-1824, 1824-28, 1828-44, 1845-82, 1882-1915, 1915-30, 1930-43, 1943-61, 1961-69. Included are pre-Separation, Hicksite and united meeting minutes. Vol. 1 includes copy of minutes 1738-1752.

General Note: Joint sessions in which men and women meet together for business begin in 1886.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 625 (1738-52)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 564 (1738-83 - partial copy)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 567 (1783-1824, 1824-28, 1828-44, 1845-82)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 565 (1882-1915)
  • Haverford: Film 77A (1882-1915)
  • Haverford: Film 36 (1738-1752)
Minutes, (1969-1983)

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S200 1.12

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Minutes, 1828-1839

Physical Description: 1 vol. (245 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U5.26

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 625
  • Haverford: Film 36
Minutes, 1839-1861

Physical Description: 1 vol. (321 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U5.27

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 625
  • Haverford: Film 36
Minutes, 1862-1907

Physical Description: 1 vol. (370 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U5.28

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 625
  • Haverford: Film 36

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Women's Meeting

Minutes, 1777-1791

Physical Description: 1 v. (249 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 2.1

Scope and Contents: Volume extremely fragile; covers wanting; stored in protective case. There is a manuscript copy of this volume in the collection.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 565
  • Haverford: Film 77A
Minutes [copy], 1777-1791

Physical Description: 1 v. (196 p.) ; 25 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 2.2

Scope and Contents: Manuscript copy. "Copied from the original manuscript, at the direction of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting by Elizabeth C. Thomas."--Free front endpaper.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1806-1885

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

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 2.3-2.6

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the Hicksite women's meeting as follows: 1806-1840, 1840- 1857, 1858-1880, 1880-1885. Volume for 1806-1840 contains pre-Separation women's minutes.

General Note: Joint sessions in which men and women meet together for business begin in 1886.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 565 (1806-40, 1840-57, 1858-80)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 566 (1880-85)
  • Haverford: Film 77A (1806-1880)
  • Haverford: Film 78A (1880-1885)
Minutes, 1828-1883

Physical Description: 1 vol. (404 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U5.29

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568
  • Haverford: Film 122
Minutes, 1883-1904

Physical Description: 1 vol. (121 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/U5.30

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568
  • Haverford: Film 122

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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, 1894-1927

Physical Description: 1 v. (60 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 4.1

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Committee of Ministry and Counsel (1919-1927) and of its predecessor, the Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders (1894-1919).

General Note: Meeting known as "Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders" until 1919, when its name was changed to "Ministry and Counsel". Laid down in 1927.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Financial Records

Deeds, 1847-1892

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 items)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/K1.20(2)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Deeds and Property Records, 1872-1932

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S2 OE 5.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous papers, 1869-1906

Physical Description: 32 items in 2 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S21 2.1-2.2

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous papers, 1869-71 and 1872-1906.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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