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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-148

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of a single folder of miscellaneous papers related to the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The collection includes three handwritten pages of journal fragments, a handwritten interview with George Keith, as reported to PYM (1692), a photocopy and typed transcript of the PYM Declaration of Beliefs, three handwritten pages of minutes for the PYM Meeting for Suffering, and a typed informal report concerning Emergency Service Work (1917).

Dates

  • 1692, 1917

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

A general meeting for Friends in the Delaware Valley area was first convened at Burlington, New Jersey, in 1681. The first general meeting held in Philadelphia was in 1683, and in 1685, it was agreed that the meetings in New Jersey and Pennsylvania should be combined into one yearly meeting with alternate sessions at Philadelphia and at Burlington, called the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM). The great Separation among Philadelphia Friends into Orthodox and Hicksite branches occurred at the Yearly Meeting of 1827. Through the course of the early 20th century, the PYMs began to draw back together until 1955, when organic union was formally approved, and a reunited PYM, the present organization, was created.

(source: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Finding Aid)

Extent

1 folders

Language

English

Overview

This collection is comprised of a single folder of miscellaneous papers related to the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The collection includes three handwritten pages of journal fragments, a handwritten interview with George Keith, as reported to PYM (1692), a photocopy and typed transcript of the PYM Declaration of Beliefs, three handwritten pages of minutes for the PYM Meeting for Suffering, and a typed informal report concerning Emergency Service Work (1917).

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.09.016 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting records
  • HC.MC.975.11.029 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting maps
  • HC.MC.970 Philadelphia Yearly Meetings, extracts from their Minutes

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.
Title
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting papers, 1692, 1917
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
March, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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