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Goose Creek Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-G661

Scope and Contents

Records of Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, 1732-1963 and 1996-1999. Includes men's and joint minutes 1785-1950, women's minutes 1785-1889, vital records 1732-1950, and miscellaneous 1797-1878 and 1996-99.

Dates

  • 1732-1963/1996-1999

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

As early as 1746, a meeting for worship was established for Friends in the Goose Creek area. By 1774, this meeting was set off as a preparative meeting under Fairfax Monthly Meeting. In 12mo 1785, Goose Creek Monthly Meeting was established, including members of both Goose Creek and South Fork Preparative Meetings. Following the Separation of 1828, the meeting affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends. A small number of members withdrew and joined with other Orthodox Friends to establish the Hopewell Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). In 1950, the Hicksite meeting joined with Orthodox Friends as Goose Creek Monthly Meeting (United).

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Vital Records; 4.Miscellaneous.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Existence and Location of Copies

Also available in microfilm, for use in the Library only: MR-B, 130-134.

General

Vol. 3.1 includes births, burials, marriages, and removals (indexed). Vol. 3.2 includes the marriage certificate of William Harris to Elisabeth Holmes. Vol. 3.3 includes births, deaths, marriages, and removals. Vol. 4.1 includes Bernard Taylor's Account Book (indexed).
Title
RECORDS OF GOOSE CREEK MONTHLY MEETING
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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 Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library