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Menallen Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/B/M461
Identifier: QM-B-M461


Records of Menallen Monthly Meeting, 1755-2019, including men's/women's/joint minutes, vital records, and property and burial records, among others.


  • Creation: 1733 - 2017


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.

Biographical / Historical

Established by Fairfax Quarterly Meeting in 6mo 1780, Menallen Monthly Meeting was set off from Warrington Monthly Meeting. Its first meeting was held in 10mo 1780 and included members from Menallen and Huntington. During the 1828 Separation, some Orthodox members withdrew from the meeting and in 1837 were joined to Baltimore Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), and later to Deer Creek. The majority of Quakers at Menallen affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends.


3.5 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.Miscellaneous.

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.


Menallen was also spelled "Monalin" in the earliest period. Vol. 1.14, 1.15, 1.16 include lists of committee members, trustees, and appropriations granted. Women's Minutes from 1846-1849 have not been located by the meeting. Vol. 3.3 is a type-written copy of volume 3.2. Vol. 4.1 includes queries. Vol. 5.2 includes an invitation to 150th anniversary and financial receipt. Vol. 5.5 includes reports to the Quarterly Meeting. For a sketch of Menallen Meetinghouse, see Newberry Preparative Meeting (BYM).

Menallen Monthly Meeting Records
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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