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Alexandria Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-A441
Records of Alexandria Monthly Meeting, 1802-2018. Includes men's and joint minutes 1802-1933, 1946-59, 1964-2011 (with a few gaps), women's minutes 1853-77, vital records 1823-1940, Ministers and Elders minutes 1829-1944, financial and property records 1802-1906 and 1933-34, committee records 1927-31, and miscellaneous 1960-2018.


  • 1802-2018

Language of Materials

Records in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repository. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.


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Biographical / Historical

Alexandria Monthly Meeting was set off from Fairfax Monthly Meeting by Fairfax Quarterly Meeting in 8mo 1802. The first meeting was held in 10mo in Alexandria. In 1828, the meeting affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends; Orthodox members were attached to Indian Spring Preparative Meeting. The meeting met alternately at Alexandria and Woodlawn starting in 1847, and at Alexandria, Woodlawn, and Washington, D.C. (I Street) starting in 1882. The Alexandria Meeting House was sold in 1885, as membership became centered in the other two meeting locations. Since the creation of the Florida Avenue Meeting (Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C.) in 1930, Alexandria Monthly Meeting has met solely in Woodlawn.


Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Vital Records; 4.Ministers & Elders; 5.Financial and Property Records; 6.Committee Records; 7.Miscellaneous.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



Vol. 1.5, 1.10, 1.11 also contain miscellaneous papers. Vol. 3.2 includes copies of two marriage certificates. Vol 5.1 includes copies of deeds. Vol. 7.1 includes committee lists, financial papers, and an article concerning the meeting becoming a weekly meeting. Vol. 7.3 includes newsletters, calendars, news, and drafts of minutes.
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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  • 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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