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Dunnings Creek and Fishertown Monthly Meetings Records,

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-D861

Scope and Contents

Records of Dunnings Creek and Fishertown Monthly Meetings, 1794-1990. Includes men's and joint minutes 1803-1973, women's minutes 1803-1867, 1883-1887, worship & ministry and its predecessors 1922, vital records 1803-1990, financial records 1935-1938, property records 1794-1868, committees 1894-1897,1909-1929, 1943, 1956-1971, and miscellaneous 1904.

Dates

  • 1794-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

Records in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Copyright and Rights Information

Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

Biographical / Historical

Dunnings Creek was established as a monthly meeting in 1803 by Warrington Quarterly Meeting. Following the Separation of 1828, the majority of members in the meeting affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends. Orthodox Friends withdrew and established the Dunnings Creek Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1831; this meeting became Fishertown Monthly Meeting in 1918. In 2010 Fishertown Monthly Meeting merged with Dunnings Creek.

In 1790 all meetings in Northern Virginia, Western Maryland, Nottingham Quarter, and meetings farther west in Pennsylvania were assigned to Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Worship & Ministry and its Predecessors; 4.Vital Records; 5.Financial Records; 6.Property Records; 7.Committees; 8.Miscellaneous.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

General

Vol. 1.2 includes list of members. Vol. 1.7 includes miscellaneous correspondence. Vol. 6. 1 includes correspondence between Hiram Blackburn and Dr. I. H. Betz. Vol. 6.3 and 6.4 include names of pupils enrolled. See Pamphlet Group 1 for Burials. Meetinghouse Centennial Exhibit (1987) is stored in Picture Cupboard
Title
RECORDS OF DUNNINGS CREEK AND FISHERTOWN MONTHLY MEETINGS
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker Collection
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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