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Fallsington Friends Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-F350
Records include: minutes since 1683; vital records, 1680-1960; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1683-1819 & 1827-1891 and Orthodox women's minutes, 1820-1918; Hicksite ministers and elders' minutes, 1756-1904 and Orthodox ministers and elders' minutes, 1859-1923; school committee minutes, 1823-1855; miscellaneous papers.


  • 1680-2010

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.


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Biographical / Historical

Falls Monthly Meeting was established by Burlington Quarterly Meeting in 1683. It was transferred to Bucks Quarterly Meeting later that year. After the Hicksite Separation of 1827, Orthodox and Hicksite branches of this monthly meeting emerged. In 1866, a group of Primitive Friends withdrew from the Orthodox monthly meeting to form a third Falls Monthly Meeting. In 1947, the Hicksite, Orthodox, and Primitive branches of this monthly meeting were merged into a united Falls Monthly Meeting.

In 2002, the name of Falls Monthly Meeting was changed to Fallsington Friends Meeting to reflect the location of the meeting house.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.

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