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Buckingham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B800
Records of the pre-Separation and Hicksite Buckingham Monthly Meeting include: minutes, 1720-1979/1998-2000/2004-09; vital records, 1693-1988; Women's minutes, 1722-1891; Ministers and Elders' minutes, 1787-1815, 1867-1928; First Day School records, 1876-1964; School Committee papers, 1790 & 1878-1950; Epistles received, 1791-1848; and miscellaneous papers, 1899 and 1923. Records of Orthodox meetings, 1747-1897, include: minutes 1827-1897; vital records, 1747-1896; women’s minutes, 1827-1897; Ministers and Elders’ minutes, 1815-1843.

Dates

  • 1694-2009

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

22 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Buckingham Monthly Meeting was established in 1720 by Bucks Quarterly Meeting out of Falls Monthly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, the monthly meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. Buckingham Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1897, and its members were attached to Falls Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). Buckingham Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955, was the forerunner of the current Buckingham Monthly Meeting of Friends.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF BUCKINGHAM MONTHLY MEETING (LAHASKA, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker Collection
Date
2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2017: This finding aid was updated by Madison Arnold-Scerbo in 2017.

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