Records of Primitive Friends
Scope and Contents
Records of Primitive Friends in the 19th and 20th centuries, predominantly minutes, within Baltimore and Philadelphia Yearly Meetings, as well as Salem Monthly Meeting in Ohio. Other miscellaneous records include epistles from Primitive Friends at Fritchley, England to Primitive Friends in the U.S., deeds, accounts, legal papers of individual members and a list of removed pamphlets.
- General Meeting of Men and Women Primitive Friends of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The General Meeting of Men and Women Primitive Friends of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey was established in 1860 in Fallsington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It exercised the functions of the monthly meeting until one was established in 1866 as well as its other functions. When Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Primitive Friends, which had been set up in 1854, was laid down in 1868, the Meeting then reported to the General Meeting. Nottingham Quarterly Meeting, established by Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1861, was laid down in 1868 and then reported to the General Meeting. Nottingham Monthly Meeting was also set up by Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1864 and placed under the care of the General Meeting when Baltimore Yearly Meeting was dissolved in 1868. Similar action was taken with Little Britain Monthly Meeting, established in 1864 by Nottingham Quarterly Meeting. Little Britain and Nottingham Monthly Meeting were merged in this arrangement. Baltimore's component monthly and preparative meetings at Deer Creek were discontinued in 1865 by a minute of Nottingham Quarterly Meeting, 11 mo 17 1865 (laid into Deer Creek Monthly Meeting minutes, 1854-1865) and its members attached to Nottingham and Little Britain Monthly Meeting.
3.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 27 volumes)
Nineteenth and twentieth century records, especially minutes of Primitive Friends (Quakers) in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Records are group by type of document.
Original processing history is unknown. Reboxed and finding aid updated in March 2022 by Hannah Kolzer.
- Records of Primitive Friends, 1832-1922
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- March 2022: Reboxed and finding aid updated
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