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Schuylkill Monthly, Preparative, and Indulged Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-S300

Scope and Contents

Records include: Minutes of the indulged meeting, 1939-1954, and of the Monthly Meeting, 1954-1972, 1974-1977, 1979-1982, 1998-2002, and 2014-2019. Marriage licenses, 1958-1965, and certificates of removal received, 1959-67, laid in minute book, 1954-1968. Folder of minutes, 1968-72, includes travelling minutes. Miscellaneous records of the earlier meetings at Schuylkill include an account book, 1897-1918; miscellaneous financial papers, 1868 -1929; trip through Pennsylvania (fragment only), 1805; manuscript copy of article from Saturday Evening Post regarding Elias Hicks' death, 1830; property records, 1814 and n.d.; graveyard fund papers, 1926-1934; correspondence and poem, 1927-1935 and n.d.; a library record, 1865-1871; burial ground survey, 2015; and a visitors' register.

Dates

  • 1805-2019

Creator

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

An indulged meeting known as Charlestown was established in 1812 under the care of Valley Preparative Meeting and Radnor Monthly Meeting. The meeting for worship was established by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting in 1815. The Orthodox branch of this meeting was discontinued in 1828. In 1843, Charlestown Meeting (Hicksite) became Schuylkill Preparative Meting of Radnor Monthly Meeting. In 1850, the preparative meeting was discontinued, and its members were attached to Valley Preparative Meeting. An indulged meeting at Schuylkill was established in 1850. This meeting was transferred to Valley Monthly Meeting in 1936. In 1954, this meeting became Schuylkill Monthly Meeting

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF SCHUYLKILL MONTHLY, PREPARATIVE, AND INDULGED MEETINGS (PHOENIXVILLE, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker Collection
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
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