Federal Hill Mission Meeting Records
Scope and Contents
Records of Federal Hill Mission Meeting, 1879-1906. Includes membership records 1883-1905, minutes 1879-1906, Building Committee records 1889-1885, minutes of Bible School Association, 1886; miscellaneous documents, 1881-1898.
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
In the late 1850s, Quakers from Baltimore Monthly Meeting sponsored a Boy's Meeting in rented facilities in the Federal Hill section of south Baltimore. In the next twenty years, a Mothers' Meeting, Girls' Sewing Meeting, Men's Bible Class, and Night School were started. In 1871 they purchased property on Light Street and, in 1879, built a new building.
Some members of Federal Hill formed a Friends' Federal Hill Mission Gospel Society. Others requested that a meeting for worship be held on First Days. There is no record of a monthly meeting being established there, but a regular Meeting for Worship met once a month and was formally sanctioned in 1893. In 1906, a Local Business Meeting was set off, but was laid down only three years later.
This meeting was also called the Light Street Meeting.
0.5 Linear Feet
Divided into series: Vital Records; Meeting Minutes; Committee Records; Miscellaneous.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
Existence and Location of Copies
Also available in microfilm, for use in the Library only:
- RECORDS OF FEDERAL HILL MISSION MEETING
- A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Haverford College Quaker Collection
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- Script of description
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