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Menallen Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-M461

Scope and Contents

Records of Menallen Monthly Meeting, 1733-1993.

Dates

  • 1733-1993

Creator

Language of Materials

Records 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

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Biographical / Historical

Established by Fairfax Quarterly Meeting in 6mo 1780, Menallen Monthly Meeting was set off from Warrington Monthly Meeting. Its first meeting was held in 10mo 1780 and included members from Menallen and Huntington. During the 1828 Separation, some Orthodox members withdrew from the meeting and in 1837 were joined to Baltimore Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), and later to Deer Creek. The majority of Quakers at Menallen affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3. Vital Records; 4. Ministers & Elders; 5.Miscellaneous.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

General

Menallen was also spelled "Monalin" in the earliest period. Vol. 1.14, 1.15, 1.16 include lists of committee members, trustees, and appropriations granted. Women's Minutes from 1846-1849 have not been located by the meeting. Vol. 3.3 is a type-written copy of volume 3.2. Vol. 4.1 includes queries. Vol. 5.2 includes an invitation to 150th anniversary and financial receipt. Vol. 5.5 includes reports to the Quarterly Meeting. For a sketch of Menallen Meetinghouse, see Newberry Preparative Meeting (BYM).
Title
RECORDS OF MENALLEN MONTHLY MEETING
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker Collection
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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