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Byberry Hall Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-012
This collection contains the records of the Byberry Hall Association, 1847-1981. It includes the secretary's book containing minutes (1854-1905); account books, deeds and miscellaneous papers.

Dates

  • 1847-1981

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Byberry Hall Association was organized in 1854 when the citizens of Byberry township and vicinity decided to form a company for the purpose of erecting a building where residents could meet to hear lectures, hold elections, etc. This collection contains the records of the Byberry Hall Association, 1847-1981. It includes the secretary's book containing minutes (1854-1905); account books, deeds and miscellaneous papers.

Biographical / Historical

Byberry Hall Association was organized in 1854 when the citizens of Byberry township and vicinity decided to form a company for the purpose of erecting a building where residents could meet to hear lectures, hold elections, etc. Any person who contributed one dollar towards the building fund was considered a member and was entitled to one vote at any election. The Hall and premises were under the management of seven directors who were chosen by ballot at annual elections. Although members were not exclusively Friends, the Hall was generally under Quaker management.

With the passing of years, the building outlived its usefulness, and there was discussion about the trusteeship of the Association and the care and management of the building. The record suggests that these matters were considered by Byberry Monthly Meeting and that the Hall was eventually placed under the Meeting's care.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series. The series are:
  1. Minutes and Finances
  2. Miscellaneous papers
  3. Deeds
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Byberry Monthly Meeting

Date: 5/1991
Immediate Source of Acquisition Deposited by Byberry Monthly Meeting

Related Materials

Byberry Monthly Meeting Records, RG 2

Processing Information

Removed from Byberry Monthly Meeting Records in 1991, catalogued separately and stored in Record Group 4.
Title
An Inventory of the Byberry Hall Association Records, 1847-1981
Author
FHL staff
Date
2000
Description rules
dacs
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016 Summer: 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.

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