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Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-G910
Records of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, 1690-2014, include: Hicksite births and deaths, 1690-1921; Orthodox births and deaths, 1720-1889; Hicksite marriages, 1715-1917; Orthodox marriages, 1828-1930; Hicksite removals, 1801-1924; Orthodox removals, 1828-1867; minutes, 1715-1812; Hicksite minutes, 1813-1984; Orthodox minutes, 1827-1936; women's minutes, 1717-1818; Hicksite women’s minutes, 1827-1897; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1818-1897; ministers and elders minutes, 1757-1818; Hicksite ministers and elders minutes, 1818-1939; Orthodox ministers and elders minutes, 1827-1853; minutes of the Committee on Sufferings, 1802-1825; epistles received by the Women's Meeting, 1786-1797; Hicksite financial records, 1831-1886; accounts and miscellaneous papers concerning the Whitemarsh meeting property (Hicksite), 1791-1884; deeds to Gwynedd Meeting property and other papers concerning property, 1785-1992; manumissions, 1775-1780.


  • 1690-2014

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.


21.75 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Gwynedd Monthly Meeting was established in 1714 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting out of Haverford [later Radnor] Monthly Meeting. Gwynedd held its first session in 12mo 1714/5. It was transferred to Abington Quarterly Meeting in 1786. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1936.

Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1936. Its three preparative meetings, Gwynedd, Norristown and Plymouth, were then established as monthly meetings. The second Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) became a united meeting in 1953 by affiliation with Abington Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox). It is currently an active monthly meeting.

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
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
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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.
  • 2018: Microfilm reel number corrected June 2018, Susanna Morikawa

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