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Abington Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A200
Records of Abington Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, the pre-Separation and Hicksite monthly meetings, since 1670. Included are: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women; minutes of the women's meeting; registers of births and deaths; marriage and membership records; certificates of removal, disownments, etc.; epistles received and other miscellaneous papers. Records of the Orthodox Abington Monthly Meeting include: membership, 1827-1886; removals, 1828-1921; minutes, 1827-1953; women’s minutes, 1827-1903; minutes of the ministers and elders' meeting, 1713-1875; account books, 1830-1908; records of the Incorporated Trustees, 1946-2003.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1670-2017

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

46 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Abington Monthly Meeting was established in 1683 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting as a monthly meeting for the meetings for worship at Tacony (Frankford) and Poetquesink or Poquessing (Byberry). From 1687 to 1710, this meeting was known as "Dublin". It was transferred to Abington Quarterly Meeting in 1786. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two branches of this monthly meeting emerged. The Orthodox branch removed to Cheltenham in 1920 and was renamed "Cheltenham Monthly Meeting" in 1944. Cheltenham is currently an active monthly meeting. The Hicksite monthly meeting, which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox)in 1955, is the forerunner of the current Abington Monthly Meeting.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Related Materials

The records of Abington Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its successor, Cheltenham Monthly Meeting, have been described in a separate finding aid. The early records of the pre-Separation Meeting of Ministers and Elders are described in that finding aid because the volumes were continued by the Orthodox branch.
Title
RECORDS OF ABINGTON MONTHLY MEETING (Jenkintown, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Date
2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
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