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Abington Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/A200
Identifier: QM-Ph-A200

Scope and Contents

Records of Abington Monthly Meeting and its predecessors since 1670.

Included of the Pre-Separation and Hicksite records: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women; minutes of the women's meeting; registers of births and deaths; marriage and membership records through the present day; certificates of removal, disownments, etc.; epistles received and other miscellaneous papers.

The records of the Orthodox branch of Abington Monthly Meeting (later renamed Cheltenham Monthly Meeting) are described in the records of Cheltenham Monthly Meeting.


  • Creation: 1670 - 2021


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

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

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Abington Monthly Meeting was established in 1683 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting as a monthly meeting for the meetings for worship at Tacony (Frankford) and Poetquesink or Poquessing (Byberry). From 1687 to 1710, this meeting was known as "Dublin". It was transferred to Abington Quarterly Meeting in 1786. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two branches of this monthly meeting emerged. The Orthodox branch removed to Cheltenham in 1920 and was renamed "Cheltenham Monthly Meeting" in 1944. Cheltenham is currently an active monthly meeting. The Hicksite monthly meeting, which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox)in 1955, is the forerunner of the current Abington Monthly Meeting.


46 Linear Feet



Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

The records of Abington Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its successor, Cheltenham Monthly Meeting, have been described in a separate finding aid (QM-Ph-C469). The early records of the pre-Separation Meeting of Ministers and Elders are described in that finding aid because the volumes were continued by the Orthodox branch.

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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 reproductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library