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Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Eastern District Records

Identifier: QM-B-B351
Records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District, and its predecessor Baltimore Monthly Meeting (1792-1807), 1729-1819. Includes men's and joint minutes 1792-1819, women's minutes 1792-1819, vital records 1729-1819, financial and property records 1806-1819, and miscellaneous 1783-1819.


  • 1729-1819


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.


5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Friends began meeting in what became the City of Baltimore in 1781 after moving from Patapsco, and in 1792 Baltimore Monthly Meeting was formed. The meeting grew quickly, and in 1805 a second meeting house was built on Lombard Street. In 1807, the large number of Friends in Baltimore led to the creation of a second monthly meeting. Baltimore Monthly Meeting changed its name to the Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Eastern District, and the new meeting at Lombard Street became the Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Western District. Tensions over the Aisquith St. graveyard arose, and resulted in the laying down of Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Eastern District by the Yearly Meeting; it became a Preparative meeting under Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Western District.


Divided into series: Men's and Joint Minutes; Women's Minutes; Vital Records; Financial and Property Records; 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-B10,14,16,25,27


The records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting after 1807 have been described in another finding aid:
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 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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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