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Archives & Manuscripts

Richmond Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-R534

Scope and Contents

Records of Cedar Creek and Richmond Monthly Meetings and their predecessors, 1729-1999. Includes Men's and Joint minutes 1739-1996, Women's minutes 1754-1890, vital records, 1729-1998, Worship & Ministry and its predecessors 1791-1949, financial records 1875-1917 and committee records, 1916-2000. Also includes Richmond Preparative Meeting Minutes, 1815-1818, Camp Creek Monthly Meeting records, 1747-1753, Virginia Quarterly Meeting, 1961-1975, Ashland Friends Meeting, 1991-1999, Midlothian Friends Meeting, 1988-1995 and Cedar Creek Preparative Meeting Minutes 1790-1792.

Dates

  • 1729-2004

Creator

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.

Copyright and Rights Information

Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

Biographical / Historical

In 1735, Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting was established from Henrico-Curles Monthly Meeting. The Cedar Creek Particular Meeting in Hanover County and the Particular Meeting in Caroline County were united to form Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. This Monthly Meeting would later include meetings in Albemarle, Amelia, Bedford, Campbell, Caroline, Charles City, Goochland, Genito, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, New Kent, and Orange counties. Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting introduced the first minute, in May 1767, leading to the abolition of slavery in the Virginia Meetings.

An indulged meeting for worship was held for Friends in Richmond as early as 1795 under the care of White Oak Swamp. By 1815 it was granted the status of a Preparative Meeting.

Friends in Richmond joined to Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting in 1841 when White Oak Swamp Meeting, at this time called Wayne Oak, was laid down. Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting began meeting in Richmond in 1854, Friends officially changed the name to Richmond Monthly Meeting in 1875.

Extent

8.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Divided into series: 1.Vital Records; 2.Men's Minutes; 3.Women's Minutes; 4.Worship & Ministry and its Predecessors; 5.Financial Records; 6.Committee Records; 7.Miscellaneous.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Separated Materials

As of 2003, Richmond Monthly Meeting has decided to place its records at the Virginia State Library. However, microfilm has been made available as noted in the records below.
Title
RECORDS OF RICHMOND AND CEDAR CREEK MONTHLY MEETINGS
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for Records Deposited in Haverford College Quaker Collection and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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 Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library