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This collection is comprised of the single volume membership record of the Friends institute of Philadelphia. The volume includes the preamble and constitution of the organization, as well as the signatures and addresses of the members.
Overview The Friends' Reading Room Association was founded in 1835, and dissolved in 1842. It's Constitution, included in the minutes, states it's purpose: " An Institution in a central part of the city, which shall be furnished with a judcious selection of books, maps and periodical publications, calculated to promote moral and religous improvement, a knowledge of the principles and history of the Society of Friends and an acquiantance with the arts, science and general literature."This volume...