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Western Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-W470

Scope and Contents

Records of Western Quarterly Meeting, 1758-2019, include: minutes, 1758-2019; pre-Separation and Hicksite women's minutes, 1758-1900; Ministers and Elders' minutes, 1763-1985; financial records; and miscellaneous papers; Orthodox records of the William Jackson bequest for the education of children of West Grove Preparative and Western Quarterly Meetings, 1835-1929 (including minutes of the Trustees, 1836-1900, accounts, 1849-71, 1871-94, & 1894-1928, and other bills, receipts, and miscellaneous correspondence).


  • 1758-2019

Language of Materials

Records entirely in English

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

Western Quarterly Meeting was established in 1758 by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting out of a division of Chester Quarterly Meeting. Many of the monthly meetings in this quarter were transferred to Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

In 1955, Western Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) merged with Western Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite).


15 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker Collection
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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