Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District (Pre-Separation and Hicksite) Records
Scope and Contents
Records of Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District and its predecessors, Baltimore Preparative Meeting (1781-1807) and Patapsco Preparative Meeting, 1776-1916. Includes men's and joint minutes 1776-1916, women's minutes 1843-66, vital records 1819, financial and property records 1800-88, and miscellaneous 1807, 1893-1910.
- Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District (1807-1916 : Baltimore, Md.) (Organization)
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Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.
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Biographical / Historical
Friends began meeting at Patapsco in the early 1700's, and the meeting was placed under Gunpowder Monthly Meeting at its establishment in 1739. In 1776, Patapsco was established as a preparative meeting. In 1781, Patapsco moved to a new site at the eastern side of Jones Falls (Aisquith), and changed its name to Baltimore Preparative Meeting. Eleven years later, a monthly meeting was established in Baltimore, and the preparative meeting continued under this new body. With the division of Baltimore Monthly Meeting into two monthly meetings in 1807, the Baltimore Preparative Meeting changed its name to Baltimore Preparative Meeting for the Eastern District, continuing under the monthly meeting of the same name. During the Separation of 1828, this preparative meeting sided with the Hicksite branch. Baltimore Preparative Meeting for the Eastern District was laid down in 1916.
4 Linear Feet
Divided into series: Men's and Joint Minutes; Women's Minutes; Vital Records; Financial and Property Records; Miscellaneous.
This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
Existence and Location of Copies
Also available in microfilm, for use in the Library only: MR-B32, 46-47,49,190
Vo lume 1.1 contains minutes from the Patapsco Preparative Meeting (1776-81), Baltimore Preparative Meeting (1781-1807) and Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District (1807-22).
- Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District (Pre-Separation and Hicksite) Records
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