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Archives & Manuscripts

Burlington Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B880

Scope and Contents

Records of the Hicksite Burlington Quarterly Meeting include: minutes of the men's and joint meetings, 1827-1917; minutes of the women's meeting, 1827-1889; minutes of the Ministers and Elders meeting, 1841-1941; financial records; and miscellaneous papers, including membership lists, queries received and other records. Records of the Orthodox Burlington Quarterly Meeting include: minutes of the men’s and joint meetings, 1686-1983; women’s meeting minutes, 1686-1921; minutes of the Ministers and Elders meeting, 1717-1970; financial records, 1731-1986; and miscellaneous papers.

Dates

  • 1827-1986

Language of Materials

Records entirely 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

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.

Biographical / Historical

Burlington Quarterly Meeting was established by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1682. Two Burlington Quarterly Meetings were established in 1827, at the time of the Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

In 1898, Burlington Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) merged with Bucks Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) to form Burlington and Bucks Quarterly Meeting. In 1955,Burlington Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) merged with Burlington and Bucks Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox). The meetings in New Jersey were then transferred to the reunited Burlington Quarterly Meeting, and the Pennsylvania Meetings to Bucks Quarterly Meeting.

Extent

6.75 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF BURLINGTON QUARTERLY MEETING AND BURLINGTON AND BUCKS QUARTERLY MEETING
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Author
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Burlington Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
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