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Green Street Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-G700
Records of Green Street Monthly Meeting, 1775-2018. Includes: vital records; men's and joint session minutes; women's minutes; minutes of the Meeting on Worship and Ministry and of its predecessors, the Meeting of Ministers and Elders and the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel; financial and property records; and other miscellaneous records of its endeavors. The latter include various First Day schools, Greene Street Friends School; Fair Hill Meeting, Fair Hill Burial Ground, Frankford Friends Forum, and Frankford Meeting.


  • 1775-2018


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

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

Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends was established in 1816 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting out of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District. Its original location of the Green Street meeting house was at 4th and Green Streets in Philadelphia. In 1827, at the time of the Hicksite separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting remained with Hicksite Friends. Orthodox Friends were transferred to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District.

Green Street Monthly Meeting left the Green Street meeting house in 1913 and circulated between the meeting houses at Girard Avenue and Germantown. By 1917, the monthly meeting was held entirely at Germantown. Green Street Monthly Meeting reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955 and is currently active.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Separated Materials

Except for Green Street Trustees, the records of Fair Hill Burial Ground, some of which were deposited by Green Street Monthly Meeting, are described together in a separate finding aid, RG4/069. Fair Hill Burial Ground Inc. was incorporated in 1993.
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Revision Statements

  • 2016: 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.

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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