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Hopewell Centre Monthly Meeting Records,

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-H671

Scope and Contents

Records of Hopewell Centre and Hopewell Monthly Meetings, 1754-ongoing. Includes men's and joint minutes 1759-1963, women's minutes 1813-1902, vital records 1754-1942, and miscellaneous 1778, 1851-1887, 1992-93.

Dates

  • 1754-1993

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

Hopewell Monthly Meeting was established in 1735 by Chester Quarterly Meeting and was comprised of Opequan and Providence Meetings. During the Separation of 1828, the meeting was divided. A small number of Friends from Hopewell sided with the Orthodox branch and established Hopewell Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) by 1830. Both the Hicksite and Orthodox branches continued to use the meeting house, each meeting using one half of the building. In 1954, Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Orthodox merged with the Hicksite branch, forming Hopewell Monthly Meeting, United. In 1999, Hopewell Monthly Meeting and Winchester Centre Meeting merged to form a new body, Hopewell Centre Monthly Meeting; they meet in the old Hopewell meeting house.

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

Extent

4.5 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.

General

The earliest minutes of Hopewell Monthly Meeting, 1735-1759, were destroyed by fire in the eighteenth century.

Vol. 1.1 includes abstracts to minutes of West River (see Sandy Spring), Fairfax, and Crooked Run Monthly Meetings. Vol. 1.2 includes a report from a committee from Redstone. Vol. 1.6 includes a list of trustees, misc. committee reports and certificate of disownment. Vol. 1.7 includes misc. correspondence. Vol. 1.15 includes David Lupton's Queries. Vol. 2.3 includes certificate of disownment and removal. Vol. 3.3 includes births and deaths (indexed). Vol. 1.16 includes minutes following reunification of the meeting in 1961.
Title
RECORDS OF HOPEWELL CENTRE AND HOPEWELL MONTHLY MEETINGS
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker Collection
Date
2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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