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Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-U660

Scope and Contents

Records of Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting, 1828-1949, include: Hicksite minutes, 1828-1949; Orthodox minutes, 1783-1927; Hicksite vital records, 1828-1943; Orthodox vital records, 1707-1927; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1783-1907; Orthodox Ministers’ and Elders’ minutes, 1835-1896; Orthodox financial records, 1821-1927.

Dates

  • 1828-1949

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

Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting was established in 1781 by Burlington Quarterly Meeting out of the monthly meetings of Burlington, Chesterfield, and Mount Holly. The monthly meeting did not begin holding business sessions until 1783.

Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued by Burlington & Bucks Quarterly Meeting in 1927; its members were transferred to Chesterfield Monthly Meeting.

The Hicksite monthly meeting continued and in 1883 began to circulate between Upper Springfield and Mansfield meetings. From 1909 to 1911 and from 1916 to 1998, the monthly meeting was held at Mansfield. The Hicksite branch was the forerunner of the united Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting. In 1998, Upper Springfield was laid down by Burlington Quarterly Meeting.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF UPPER SPRINGFIELD MONTHLY MEETING (COLUMBUS, NJ)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Date
2011
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