Skip to main content
Archives & Manuscripts

Friends Historical Library collection of memorials

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-056
Memorials are brief biographical essays which testify to the spiritual values of a Quaker's life. Early meetings only wrote memorials for ministers, but today some meetings continue the practice to memorialize all deceased members. In the 19th century, in particular, some Yearly Meetings periodically published compilations of memorials. This collection consists of miscellaneous memorials, from various meetings and regarding various Friends, collected by the Friends Historical Library over time.


  • 1760 - 1920

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

The Friends Historical Library believes that all documents in this collection are in the Public Domain in the United States.


.1 Linear Feet


Memorials are filed in chronological order.

Processing Information

Originally a series in MSS 056 Miscellaneous Meeting Papers, the memorials were removed into their own collection when Miscellaneous Meeting Papers was reprocessed in 2018.
Description rules

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library

500 College Avenue
Swarthmore Pennsylvania 19081 USA