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Archives & Manuscripts

John Barnes Trustees Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-122

Scope and Contents

The collection contains legal, property, and financial records of Barnes Trustees Inc.

Dates

  • 1880-1987

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 of 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

Barnes Trustees Inc. was formed in 1949 to hold in trust for Abington Meeting and School the land deeded for its use February of 1697. Also included in their responsibility are investments made with funds received from land sales over time.

John Barnes gave Abington 120 acres on which to build a meetinghouse. Until the beginning of the 20th century the Meeting only used a small portion of the land and leased the rest to tenants. In 1912 a court decision allowed the Meeting to sell the part of the Barnes land not needed for Meeting purposes, and the proceeds were invested and the income applied to the Meeting. In 1949 the duties of managing the bequest devolved upon the corporation called John Barnes Trustees. The trustees administer the assets under the original trust guidelines, with the principal purpose being to provide support for Abington Friends School. There are nine trustees and membership in Abington Meeting is required.

Extent

10 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Records of Barnes Trustees Inc., formed in 1949 to hold in trust for Abington Meeting and School the land deeded for its use February of 1697. Also included in their responsibility are investments made with funds received from land sales over time.

Physical Location

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Title
John Barnes Trustees Records
Author
FHL Staff
Date
2017
Description rules
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

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