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Gunpowder Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/B/G861
Identifier: QM-B-G861

Scope and Contents

Records of Gunpowder Monthly Meeting, 1687-2020. Includes men's and joint minutes 1739-2003 and 2016-2020, women's minutes 1742-1873, plus vital records 1687-1958, financial and property records, and other records (including born-digital).


  • Creation: 1687 - 2020


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

Biographical / Historical

Gunpowder and Patapsco meetings, formerly part of the Monthly Meeting at the Clifts, were set off as a monthly meeting in 1739. During the Separation of 1828, the meeting divided into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. Membership in the Orthodox branch was small, and in 1844 the meeting was attached to Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Homewood.


3 linear ft.

0.1 GB

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

Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit. Digital records from the 2010s deposited by Wayne Finegar, General Secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, in 2020.


Vol. 1.1 includes marriages 1757-79. Vol. 1.11, 1.12, 1.13 includes misc. correspondence, certificates of removal, and misc. papers.

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Find It at the Library

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 or requesting repoductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library