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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting records

Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-016

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three items of minutes and notes from the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting annual meeting.


  • Creation: 1802-1854


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

A general meeting for Friends in the Delaware Valley area was first convened at Burlington in 1681. The first general meeting held in Philadelphia was in 1683, and in 1685, it was agreed that the meetings in New Jersey and Pennsylvania should be combined into one yearly meeting with alternate sessions at Philadelphia and at Burlington, called the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM). The great Separation among Philadelphia Friends into Orthodox and Hicksite branches occurred at the Yearly Meeting of 1827. Through the course of the early 20th century, the PYMs began to draw back together until 1955 when organic union was formally approved, and a reunited PYM, the present organization, was created.

(source: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Finding Aid)


0.28 Linear Feet (3 volumes)




See individual volumes for acquisition notes.

Related Materials

  • MC 1250 Records of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
  • MC.950.148 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting papers
  • MC.975.11.003 Joshua L. Baily notes on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
  • MC.975.09.005 Business Problems Group records

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed November 2015.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting records, 1802-1854
Mary A. Crauderueff
November 2015
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