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Archives & Manuscripts

Pennsdale and Muncy Monthly Meetings Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M680

Scope and Contents

Records of Pennsdale Monthly Meeting, Muncy Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1765-1930, include: vital records, 1765-1887; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1799-1930, 1938-1949; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1799-1921; miscellaneous papers, 1785-1980; minutes and other papers of the Old Scholars Association of the Friends' School at Pennsdale, 1905-1918, etc.

Dates

  • 1765-1987

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

Muncy Monthly Meeting was established in 1799 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting out of Catawissa Monthly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation --which in this area of Pennsylvania did not occur until 1829/30--the meeting was divided into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

The Hicksite monthly meeting was transferred to Fishing Creek Half Yearly Meeting in 1834, and in 1855, its name was changed to Fishing Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Millville. In 1893, the meeting dropped "Fishing Creek" from its name and adopted the name "Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Millville, Pa." Millville is currently an active monthly meeting.

The Orthodox meeting was united with Millville-Muncy [Upper Susquehanna] Quarterly Meeting in 1955. In 1991/92 Upper Susquehanna reported to Yearly Meeting that the former Muncy Preparative Meeting at Pennsdale would become a monthly meeting and change its name to Pennsdale.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF PENNSDALE MONTHLY MEETING AND MUNCY MONTHLY MEETING (ORTHODOX)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker Collection
Date
2011
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