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Stony Run Friends (and predecessors) Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/B/B353
Identifier: QM-B-B353

Scope and Contents

Records of Stony Run Friends, Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run (Hicksite), and its immediate predecessor, Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Western District, c.1658-2020. Includes men's and joint minutes 1807-1994 and digital minutes 2017-2010(Jan), women's minutes 1807-1897, vital records c1658-2013, Ministers and Elders minutes 1834-1992, financial records 1829-2010, Misc 1808-2020, including library Comm 1820-1992, newsletters 1920-1998, trustees 1830-1995, benevolent society 1840-1980, first day school 1860-1917, Taylor home 1931-1976.


  • Creation: 1658 - 2020


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

Biographical / Historical

In 1807, Baltimore Monthly Meeting was divided into two meetings. The successor of the original Baltimore Monthly Meeting (formed in 1792) became the Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Eastern District and continued to meet at Aisquith. The new monthly meeting was called Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Western District, and met at Lombard Street. Tensions arose between the two over use of the burial ground. These disagreements resulted in the laying down of Eastern District by Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1819; the former became a preparative meeting under the Western District. In 1864, Hicksite Western District officially changed its name to Baltimore Monthly Meeting. In 1889, the meeting moved to the Park Avenue Meeting House. They changed their corporate name to Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run in 1944 when they began to meet at the Friends School on North Charles Street. The Orthodox branch took the name Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Eastern and Western Districts (Orthodox), and was informally known as Courtland after the location of its meeting house. Courtland was sold in 1867, and the Orthodox meeting moved to Eutaw Street. In 1922, this meeting moved again to the Homewood Meeting House on North Charles St and took the name Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Homewood.


69 linear ft.

0.1 GB

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Divided into series: 1 Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Vital Records; 4.Ministers & Elders; 5.Financial, Property, & Trustees; 6.Committees; 7.Miscellaneous Records; 8.Publications.

Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit. Digital records from the 2010s deposited by Wayne Finegar, General Secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, in 2020.


The records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting before 1807, and those of Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Eastern District have been described in another finding aid:

The two Baltimore Yearly Meetings were consolidated after 1968. We have used "U" (United) to describe the affiliation of monthly meeting records created after consolidation, even though some meetings did not affiliate with both the FGC (Friends General Conference) and the FUM (Friends United Meeting) at that time.

Baltimore Monthly Meeting (Stony Run) Records
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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 or requesting repoductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library