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Uwchlan Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-U900

Scope and Contents

Records of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting -- pre-Separation, Orthodox, and united -- 1763-1914. Includes: pre-Separation and Orthodox minutes, 1763-1852, and women's minutes, 1763-1882; Orthodox ministers & elders' minutes, 1782-1914; Orthodox burials (Downingtown, Pa.), 1813-1887; manumissions, 1775-1784.


  • 1763-2005.

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

Uwchlan Monthly Meeting was established in 1763 by Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting out of Goshen Monthly Meeting. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

Uwchlan Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) merged with Bradford Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1883 to form Bradford & Uwchlan Monthly Meeting. This meeting was discontinued in 1901.

Uwchlan Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) removed to Downingtown from Lionville in 1900. This meeting was the forerunner of the current Uwchlan Monthly Meeting.


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Separated Materials

Records of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) are described in the finding aid with Bradford & Uwchlan Monthly Meeting records.
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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