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Friends Circle (Baltimore, Md.)

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-080
The collection contains four volumes of bound minutes, 1884-1885, 1885-1888, 1888-1894, 1894-1896.


  • 1884-1896


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Collection is open for research.

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0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)


Friends Circle, a Quaker study and social group, was established in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1884. The group met regularly to discuss topics of mutual interest. The collection contains four volumes of bound minutes, 1884-1896.

Biographical / Historical

Friends Circle, a Hicksite Quaker study and social group, was established in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1884, to discuss topics of mutual interest. Originally the Circle met in the homes of members, but after the Park Avenue meeting house opened in March 1889, the meeting house library became the regular location.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Baltimore Monthly Meeting

Processing Information

The collection was deposited by Baltimore Monthly Meeting and later catalogued separately in Record Group 4.


An Inventory of the Friends Circle (Baltimore, Md.) Minutes, 1884-1896
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Revision Statements

  • 2016: 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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