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Archives & Manuscripts

New Garden Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-N400
Records of New Garden Monthly Meeting, 1682-1978, include: minutes, 1718-1975; vital records, 1682-1976; women's minutes, 1718-1891; minutes of the committee of ministry and counsel and of its predecessor, the meeting of ministers and elders, 1812-1933; financial and property records; miscellaneous papers. Records (Hicksite) include: Vital records, 1692-1952; financial and property papers, 1912-1957; overseers' minutes, 1903-1949; miscellaneous papers, 1883-1978, etc.

Dates

  • 1682-1975

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

36 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

New Garden Monthly Meeting was established in 1718 by Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting out of Newark [Kennett] Monthly Meeting. It was transferred to Western Quarterly Meeting in 1758. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, the monthly meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. New Garden Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) at West Grove was merged with West Grove Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1955. New Garden Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955, was the forerunner of the current monthly meeting.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Separated Materials

Records of members of New Garden Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) after 1955 are described in the finding aid for West Grove Monthly Meeting.
Title
RECORDS OF NEW GARDEN MONTHLY MEETING (TOUGHKENAMON, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Date
2003
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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.
  • 2017: This electronic finding aid was updated by Sierra Zareck, 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