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Sadsbury Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-S200
Records of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 1714-1983, include: men’s minutes, 1738-1983; vital records, 1714-1962; women's meeting minutes, 1777-1904; minutes of the meeting of ministry and counsel and of its predecessor, the meeting of ministers and elders, 1894-1927; deeds and other property records, 1748-1932; miscellaneous papers, 1869-1906.


  • 1714-1969

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.


17.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Sadsbury Monthly Meeting was established by Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting out of New Garden Monthly Meeting in 1737. Its opening session was held in 12mo, 1737/8. In 1758, the monthly meeting was transferred to Western Quarterly Meeting; and in 1800, it became part of Caln Quarterly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation, two branches of this monthly meeting emerged.

Sadsbury Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) held its sessions in Simmonstown from 1831 to 1881; it returned to Christiana in 1881. The meeting was discontinued in 1907, and its members were attached to Bradford Monthly Meeting. The Hicksite monthly meeting, which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955,was the forerunner of the current Sadsbury 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
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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.
  • 2017: This electronic finding aid was updated by Sierra Zareck, 2017

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