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Federal Hill Mission Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: HV/B/F434
Identifier: QM-B-F434

Scope and Contents

Records of Federal Hill Mission Meeting, 1879-1906. Includes membership records 1883-1905, minutes 1879-1906, Building Committee records 1889-1885, minutes of Bible School Association, 1886; miscellaneous documents, 1881-1898.


  • Creation: 1879-1906


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

Biographical / Historical

In the late 1850s, Quakers from Baltimore Monthly Meeting sponsored a Boy's Meeting in rented facilities in the Federal Hill section of south Baltimore. In the next twenty years, a Mothers' Meeting, Girls' Sewing Meeting, Men's Bible Class, and Night School were started. In 1871 they purchased property on Light Street and, in 1879, built a new building.

Some members of Federal Hill formed a Friends' Federal Hill Mission Gospel Society. Others requested that a meeting for worship be held on First Days. There is no record of a monthly meeting being established there, but a regular Meeting for Worship met once a month and was formally sanctioned in 1893. In 1906, a Local Business Meeting was set off, but was laid down only three years later.

This meeting was also called the Light Street Meeting.


0.5 linear ft.

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Divided into series: Vital Records; Meeting Minutes; Committee Records; Miscellaneous.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Existence and Location of Copies

Also available in microfilm, for use in the Library only:

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