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:
Valley Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends). Schuylkill Meeting (1936-1954)
Creator:
Schuylkill Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends)
Title:
Schuylkill Monthly, Preparative, and Indulged Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/S300
Date [inclusive]:
1805-2002
Physical Description:
1.5 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

An indulged meeting known as Charlestown was established in 1812 under the care of Valley Preparative Meeting and Radnor Monthly Meeting. The meeting for worship was established by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting in 1815. The Orthodox branch of this meeting was discontinued in 1828. In 1843, Charlestown Meeting (Hicksite) became Schuylkill Preparative Meting of Radnor Monthly Meeting. In 1850, the preparative meeting was discontinued, and its members were attached to Valley Preparative Meeting. An indulged meeting at Schuylkill was established in 1850. This meeting was transferred to Valley Monthly Meeting in 1936. In 1954, this meeting became Schuylkill Monthly Meeting

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Scope and Contents

Records include: Minutes of the indulged meeting, 1939-1954, and of the Monthly Meeting, 1954-1972, 1974-1977, 1979-1982. Marriage licenses, 1958-1965, and certificates of removal received, 1959-67, laid in minute book, 1954-1968. Folder of minutes, 1968-72, includes travelling minutes. Miscellaneous records of the earlier meetings at Schuylkill include an account book, 1897-1918; miscellaneous financial papers, 1868 -1929; trip through Pennsylvania (fragment only), 1805; manuscript copy of article from Saturday Evening Post regarding Elias Hicks' death, 1830; property records, 1814 and n.d.; graveyard fund papers, 1926-1934; correspondence and poem, 1927-1935 and n.d.; a library record, 1865-1871; and a visitors' register.

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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
  • Chester County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Schuylkill Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends)
  • Valley Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends). Schuylkill Meeting (1936-1954)
  • Radnor Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1951). Schuylkill Meeting

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Collection Inventory

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, 1939-1954

Physical Description: 1 v. (loose-leaf) ; 26 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S3 1.1

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the indulged meeting, 1939 1mo16-1954 10mo9. Includes membership lists, 1938-1950; also contains the following: a history of the Schuylkill Friends Meeting (read by Sarah F. Pennypacker at the time of the recent pilgrimage to Schuylkill Meeting House, near Phoenixville, Pa.), [1909]; copy of letter from Virginia Walker to Helen Shortlidge regarding meeting's history, 1939 Jan. 17. Extract from Radnor Monthly Meeting minutes concerning establishment of Charlestown Meeting, 1812 2mo13

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1954-2002

Physical Description: 1 v. (loose-leaf) + 5 folders and 11 items.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S300 1.2-1.6

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the United meeting as follows: 1954-1968, 1968-1972, 1974-1977, 1979-1982, 1998-2002. Marriage licenses, 1958-1965, & certificates of removal received, 1959-67, laid in minute book, 1954-1968. Folder of minutes, 1968-72, includes travelling minutes.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous papers, 1805-1935

Physical Description: 1 v. + 40 items (in folder).

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S3 2.1-2.2

Scope and Contents: Included are: account book, 1897-1918; miscellaneous financial papers, 1868 -1929; trip through Pennsylvania (fragment only), 1805; manuscript copy of article from Saturday Evening Post regarding Elias Hicks' death, 1830; property records, 1814 and n.d.; graveyard fund papers, 1926-1934; correspondence and poem, 1927-1935 and n.d.

General Note: Shelved under Schuylkill Meeting.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Library record, 1865-1871

Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) ; 38 x 16 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S3 2.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Pilgrimage to Schuylkill Friends Meeting : [visitors' register], 1909

Physical Description: 1 v. ([9] p. used) ; 22 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S3 2.4

Scope and Contents: Shelved under Schuylkill Meeting.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Deed, 1881

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S300 2.5

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film

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