Skip to main content
Archives & Manuscripts

Salem Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-S270

Scope and Contents

Records of Salem Quarterly Meeting and its predecessors, the pre-Separation, Hicksite and Orthodox meetings, since 1681, includes: men’s minutes, 1697-1966/1985-2015; women’s minutes, 1707-1904; ministers’ and elders’ minutes, 1735-1965/2012-16; financial records, 1719-1750; committee records; and other miscellaneous papers.

Before the Separation, this meeting was known as Gloucester and Salem Quarterly Meeting.


  • 1681-2018

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

A quarterly meeting for Gloucester and Salem was established in1682 at a general meeting held in Salem. In 1794, Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting was created out of division of this quarterly meeting. The resulting meeting was then known as Salem Quarterly Meeting.

In 1904, Salem Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) was absorbed into Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting, forming Haddonfield and Salem Quarterly Meeting. When Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) merged with Haddonfield and Salem Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox), in 1954, the former Orthodox meetings at Salem and Greenwich were then returned to Salem Quarterly Meeting.


11.75 Linear Feet



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
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

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