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Deer Creek Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-B-D441

Scope and Contents

Records of Deer Creek Monthly Meeting, pre-Separation, Orthodox, Hicksite, and United, 1742-2009. Includes men's and joint minutes 1760-2009, women's minutes 1760-1902, Ministers and Elders minutes 1868-1891, 1923-1937, vital records 1742-1948, financial records 1930-1936, property records 1876-1879, and committee records 1903-1906.


  • Creation: 1742-2009


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.

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Biographical / Historical

Deer Creek was established as a monthly meeting by Nottingham Quarterly Meeting in 1760 among Friends in the area who had been "subjected to various Difficulties in attending the [Nottingham] Monthly Meeting, so well as is necessary, on Account of their distances & the frequent dangers of the River." The first meeting was held in 1760. Starting in 1806, the meeting met alternately at Deer Creek and Fawn, and variously at Deer Creek, Fawn, and Broad Creek from 1844 until 1949. During the Separation of 1828, the meeting's Hicksite majority retained control of the meeting house. Orthodox members withdrew and met in members' homes until a separate meeting house was built. A small number of Deer Creek Friends joined with others from Nottingham and Little Britain in 1855 to form a Wilburite Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The Hicksite and Orthodox branches united informally during the 1920s and formally in 1949, as Deer Creek Monthly Meeting (United).


4 Linear Feet


Divided into series: ; 1.Vital Records; 2.Men's and Joint Minutes; 3.Women's Minutes; 4.Ministers & Elders; 5.Financial Records; 6.Property Records; 7.Committee Records; 8.Miscellaneous.

Physical Location

This collection includes records stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Please contact for more information on depositing new records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.


See GEN. MSS Brown, Kirk, compiler for a partial abstract of records. Vol. 1.6 includes copies of deeds. Vol. 1.9 includes marriage licenses, certificates of removal, and requests for membership. Vol. 4.1 includes changes to the Book of Discipline.

Includes minutes from Deer Creek Preparative Meeting of Ministers & Elders 1868-1888, and Preparative Meeting on Ministry and Oversight 1888-1891.

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