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Biographical / Historical
The Friends Boarding House Association was incorporated in 1877 in Philadelphia with the purpose of establishing a boarding home for Quakers and others. A home was at first operated at 1623 Filbert Street, and in 1894, it was moved to 1708 Race Street. The Association was dissolved in 1913 with the establishment of a Boarding Home under the care of the Quarterly Meeting which made continuation of the “Friends Boarding House” unnecessary. It was therefore resolved that the Friends Boarding House Association (when legally dissolved) would transfer the property to the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting Committee on Homes for Aged and Infirm Friends. All 17 of the Board members of the Friends Boarding House Association resigned in 1897 and were temporarily replaced with 13 others. It was decided that the remaining funds would be transferred to the Philadelphia Young Friends Association.
The Friends Boarding House Association was incorporated in 1877 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the purpose of establishing a boarding home for Quakers and others. The Association was dissolved in 1913 with the establishment of a Boarding Home under the care of the Quarterly Meeting. The collection contains records of the Friends Boarding House Association, 1877-1913, including legal papers, minutes and other documents.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting
RG 2, Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting, Committee on Homes for Aged and Infirm Friends
Deposited as part of Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting Records, Committee on Friends Boarding Home. Material removed from RG 2 and catalogued separately as an RG 4 collection.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.), Records, 1877-1913, RG 4/084, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/1838 Accessed December 15, 2019.