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Yorktown Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-Y655
Records of Yorktown Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Amawalk Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1798-1941. Includes: minutes, 1830-1941; women's minutes, 1828-1878; vital records, 1798-1907; and minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1835-1869.

Dates

  • 1798-1941

Creator

Language of Materials

These records are entirely in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Copyright and Rights Information

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Extent

1.3 Linear Feet (12 volumes)

Overview

Records of Yorktown Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Amawalk Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1798-1941. Includes: minutes, 1830-1941; women's minutes, 1828-1878; vital records, 1798-1907; and minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1835-1869.

Biographical / Historical

Amawalk Monthly Meeting was established in 1798 under Purchase Quarterly Meeting, set off from Chappaqua Monthly Meeting. Amawalk Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) changed to an Executive Meeting (meeting quarterly) in 1897. Amawalk Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) changed its name to Yorktown Monthly Meeting in 1882. Yorktown was laid down in 1988. Amawalk was revived in 1977 after a short hiatus.

Arrangement

Divided into series: Minutes (men's & joint): 1.1 1830-1856, 1.2 1856-1901, 1.3 1901-1941; women's minutes: 2.1 1828-1840, 2.2 1840-1867, 2.3 1867-1878; Vital records: 3.1 Register 1885-1907, 3.2 Births and Deaths 1798-1884, 3.3 Marriage Certificates 1798-1868, 3.4 Membership 1862-1952; Ministers & Elders records: 4.1 1798-1829; 4.2 1835-1852, 4.3 1852-1869, 4.4 1869-1919.

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.

Existence and Location of Copies

Minutes, 1830-56, women's minutes, 1828-67, and marriages, 1798-1868also available in microfilm, for use in the repository only: MR-NY 2-4.
Title
RECORDS OF YORKTOWN AND AMAWALK (ORTHODOX) MONTHLY MEETINGS
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Date
2007
Language of description
English

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.

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