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Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-084

Scope and Contents

Records of the Friends Boarding House Association, 1877-1913, including legal papers, minutes and other documents.

Dates

  • 1877-1913

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Parts of the collection are restricted (Folder 5).

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.

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.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

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.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting

Related Materials

See also:
  1. RG 2, Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting, Committee on Homes for Aged and Infirm Friends

Processing Information

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.
Title
An Inventory of the Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, 1877-1913
Author
SKM
Date
ca. 1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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