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Cheltenham Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-C469
Records of the Cheltenham Monthly Meeting and its Orthodox predecessor, Abington Monthly Meeting, 1713-1980, as follows: Orthodox vital records, 1827-2007; Orthodox/United Men’s and Joint minutes, 1827-2007; Women's minutes, 1827-1903; records of Worship & Ministry and its predecessors, 1713-1988; Financial records, 1922-2008; Property records, 1907-2007; Miscellaneous, 1913-2008; newsletter.


  • 1713-2008

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

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4.25 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 [Byberry]. From 1687 to 1710, Abington Monthly Meeting was known as "Dublin". It was transferred to Abington Quarterly Meeting in 1786.

The Orthodox branch of this monthly meeting removed to Cheltenham in 1920; in 1944, it was renamed as "Cheltenham Monthly Meeting". A new Meetinghouse was built on the grounds of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation with approval of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and with cash from scholarship and other funds. The Meetinghouse and other physical assets were later transferred to the Jeanes Foundation. Cheltenham Monthly Meeting was laid down in 2007 and members transferred to various meetings.

The former Hicksite monthly meeting is the forerunner of the current Abington Monthly Meeting.

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Related Materials

Except for the pre-Separation minutes of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders, the records of Abington Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and its pre-Separation predecessor, Abington Monthly Meeting, have been described in a separate finding aid.
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
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Revision Statements

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

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