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Caln Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-C300

Scope and Contents

Records of Caln Quarterly Meeting since 1800. Included are: pre-Separation men's meeting minutes, 1800-1827; Orthodox men's meeting minutes,1828-1843; Hicksite men's and joint meeting minutes, 1828-1952; United meeting minutes since 1952; Continuing Committee minutes since 1974; pre-Separation women's meeting minutes, 1800-1820; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1828-1894; rough or clerk's copy of women's meeting minutes (Orthodox), 1803-1833, including minutes of pre-Separation meeting, 1803-1827; minutes of pre-Separation meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1800-1827; minutes of Orthodox Meeting of ministers and Elders, 1828-1859 and 1948-1952; minutes of Hicksite meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1877-1937; minutes of Orthodox Meeting on Worship and Ministry, 1948-1952, and of United Meeting of Worship and Ministry, 1952-1974; correspondence relating to organic union, 1947-1952.


  • Creation: 1800-2012


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

Caln Quarterly Meeting was established in 1800 by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting out of a division of Concord Quarterly Meeting and Western Quarterly Meeting. Two quarterly meetings were formed at the time of the Hicksite separation in 1827/28. In 1942, the Hicksite quarterly meeting became a half-yearly meeting. In 1949, Caln Half-Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) began meeting jointly with Caln Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) on a quarterly basis. In 1952, Caln became the first united quarterly meeting.


3.75 Linear Feet



Physical Location

This collection includes records stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Please contact for more information on depositing new records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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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