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Archives & Manuscripts

Great Egg Harbor Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G650

Scope and Contents

Records of Great Egg Harbor Monthly Meeting, 1682-1843, include: vital records, 1682-1837; men's minutes, 1726-1843; women's minutes, 1788-1843; ministers' and elders' minutes, 1817-1830.

Dates

  • 1726-1843.

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

A monthly meeting for Great Egg Harbor and Cape May was established in 1726 by Salem Quarterly Meeting. It was transferred to Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting in 1794. Cape May Meeting was transferred to the newly-formed Maurice River Monthly Meeting in 1804. In 1806, the monthly meeting began to circulate to Galloway. Great Egg Harbor Monthly Meeting was discontinued in 1843; its members were transferred to Haddonfield Monthly Meeting.

This meeting is often referred to as "Egg Harbor."

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF GREAT EGG HARBOR MONTHLY MEETING (Somers Point, NJ).
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Date
2003
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