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Chesterfield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C470
Records of the united monthly meeting and of its predecessors, 1682-1977, as follows: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1684-1827; minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1827-1956; minutes of the united meeting, 1932-1977; minutes of the Orthodox meeting, 1820-1932; minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1688-1824; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1852; minutes of the Orthodox women’s meeting, 1810-1903; minutes of the ministers and elders’ meeting, 1875-1953; vital records, 1682-1956; East Branch School records, 1800-1952; Stony Brook School records, 1878-1953 financial records, 1841-1952; property records, 1677-1940; and miscellaneous papers, 1684-1848.

Dates

  • 1682-1977

Creator

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.

Extent

16 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Chesterfield Monthly Meeting was organized in 1684 by Burlington Quarterly Meeting. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. In 1956, the former Orthodox or Mercer Street meeting merged with the former Hicksite or Hanover Street meeting. In 1974, Chesterfield's two preparative meetings, Crosswicks and Trenton, were established as monthly meetings. Chesterfield Monthly Meeting itself was formally discontinued in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF CHESTERFIELD MONTHLY MEETING (CROSSWICKS, NJ)
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 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.

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