Lincoln Monthly Meeting Records
Scope and Contents
Records of Lincoln Monthly Meeting, 1834-1950; minutes of Men's Meeting and Joint, 1887-1950; vital records, 1887-1950; minutes of Meeting for Ministry and Oversight, 1886-1922; miscellaneous papers, 1886-1938.
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
After the Separation of 1828, the small congregation of Orthodox Friends located at South Fork and at Goose Creek formed part of Hopewell Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and continued to share that Meeting House with the Hicksites. South Fork was soon discontinued, but Goose Creek Meeting was held until 1863, when, because of the military activity in northern Virginia, the Meetings ceased for a period of three years. During the 1870s, little was heard from the Friends in this area, but in 1886, minutes of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting record that in January of that year, Lincoln Particular Meeting was established under the care of Baltimore Monthly Meeting and Baltimore Quarterly Meeting, in the neighborhood where the Goose Creek Meeting had been held up to the time of the Civil War. In 1894, a new Particular Meeting was settled and a Meeting House built in nearby Silicott Springs, and it was placed under the care of the Lincoln Monthly Meeting. The Silicott Springs Meeting was sold to another church group in Purcellville in 1934. While membership at Lincoln gradually decreased, the Hicksite and Orthodox congregations in that area worked together in joint concerns. In 1943, when a windstorm inflicted heavy damage to the Meeting House belonging to the Hicksites of the Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, Lincoln Friends initiated joint services for the two Meetings at the Lincoln Meeting House. In 1950, they were united to become the Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, United, a subordinate of the Potomac Quarterly Meeting.
0.75 Linear Feet
Divided into series: Men's Meeting and Joint; Vital Records; Worship and Ministry and its Predecessors; Miscellaneous.
This collection is stored at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
Existence and Location of Copies
Also available in microfilm, for use in the Library only:
- Lincoln Monthly Meeting Records
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