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Circle of the King's Daughters

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-099
Collection contains minutes and financial reports, from 1892 to 1975, incomplete.

Dates

  • 1892-1975

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

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

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

Minutes and financial records for the "Here a Little, There a Little" Chapter of the King's Daughters, an international Christian philanthropic association. Records are dated from the 1892-1975, with gaps. While this New York chapter was primarily Quaker, the association itself was evangelical Christian in orientation, with Baptist and Congregationalist membership in other parts of the world. Members gathered to read Bible passages, discuss Lenten observance, and perform philanthropic work. The latter included donations to the Colored Mission and production of diapers and other garments.

Biographical / Historical

The Circle of the King's Daughters was an international philanthropic association with membership in 28 states and Canada (1970). While the New York chapter, also called "Here-a-Little, There-a-Little," was Quaker, the association had Baptist and Congregationalist membership in other parts of the world. Members gathered to read Bible passages, discuss Lenten observance, and perform philanthropic work. The latter included donations to the Colored Mission and production of diapers and other garments. The New York chapter disbanded in 1975, citing the lack of a meeting place and transportation issues.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series:
  1. Minutes
  2. Financial records

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information

Donor: New York Yearly Meeting, 1997

The collection was given as part of the transfer of records of New York Yearly Meeting from the Haviland Records Room in 1997.
Title
Circle of the King's Daughters Records, 1892-1975
Author
POD/RF
Date
2000
Language of description
English

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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