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Baltimore Monthly Meeting (Homewood) Records

Identifier: QM-B-B349

Scope and Contents

Records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Homewood, 1673-1991. Includes vital records 1674-1968, Men's minutes 1673-1975, Women's minutes 1819-1961, Worship & Ministry and its predecessors 1793-1969, financial records 1842-1979, property records 1713-1968, committee records 1831-1991, and miscellaneous 1698-1991.


  • Creation: 1719-[ongoing]


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repository. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Friends belonging to Patapsco Preparative Meeting, a subordinate of Gunpowder Monthly, changed the site of their meeting to the more rapidly growing Baltimore Town in 1781. With the consent of the parent Meeting and the Western Quarterly Meeting, Patapsco Preparative Meeting, now Baltimore Monthly Meeting, was established in 1792. In 1807, with an increase in membership, Baltimore Monthly was divided into two meetings: Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Western District, and Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Eastern District. In 1828, when Orthodox Friends separated from the Hicksites, they formed Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Eastern and Western District. Originally this meeting met at the Cortland Street Meeting House. In 1867, the meeting moved to Eutaw Street. During this time the meeting was known as Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Orthodox. In 1922, the meeting again moved, this time to the Homewood Meeting House. By 1927, the meeting bore the name Baltimore Monthly meeting, Homewood.


47.25 linear ft.

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Divided into series: Vital Records; Men's Meeting and Joint; Women's Meeting; Worship and Ministry and its Predecessors; Financial Records; Property Records; Committee Records; Miscellaneous.

Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

This collection of records includes the pre-Separation records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting that were retained by the Orthodox. See also the records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run, for additional pre-Separation records.

A portion of this collection, labeled 1116/Box HW, was placed on indefinite loan at Haverford College Quaker Collection. This collection includes records primarily of Baltimore Monthly Meeting Homewood, but also a significant portion of Baltimore Yearly Meeting records. Additionally, there are records of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting, Virginia Meetings, numerous publications, portraits and other graphic materials, some rare anti-slavery documents, including signed letters of Abraham Lincoln, and other miscellaneous items.

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