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Bradford Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B700
Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting and of its pre-Separation predecessors, Bradford & Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, Bradford Monthly Meeting and Uwchlan Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), include: Minutes, 1880-1900/1954-2013; minutes of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, 1828-1863; minutes of Bradford Monthly Meeting, 1828-1880; vital records, 1699-1921/1984-2006; women's minutes, 1828-1886. Also included are records of Bradford Monthly Meeting since 1724: Orthodox vital records, 1724-1908; minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1737-1816; minutes of Orthodox men's meeting, 1816-1954; minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1737-1820; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1828-1883; minutes of the Orthodox women’s meeting, 1820-1918; minutes of the Orthodox Ministers and Elder’s meeting, 1858-1915; account books, 1859-1940; Orthodox property records, 1681-1912; minutes of the Committee on Sufferings, 1777-1791; minutes of the Orthodox Trustees, 1909-1910.

Dates

  • 1691-2013

Creator

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

18 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Bradford Monthly Meeting was established in 1737 by Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. Bradford Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) merged with Uwchlan Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1883 to form Bradford & Uwchlan Monthly Meeting. This meeting was discontinued in 1901. Bradford Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1955, was the forerunner of the present-day Bradford Monthly Meeting.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Separated Materials

Records of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting -- pre-Separation, Orthodox, & united -- are described in a separate finding aid.
Title
RECORDS OF BRADFORD MONTHLY MEETING, UWCHLAN MONTHLY MEETING (HICKSITE) AND BRADFORD-UWCHLAN MONTHLY MEETING (MARSHALLTON, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Date
2011
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