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Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-G910

Scope and Contents

Records of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, 1690-ongoing.

Early records include: Hicksite births and deaths, 1690-1921; Orthodox births and deaths, 1720-1889; Hicksite marriages, 1715-1917; Orthodox marriages, 1828-1930; Hicksite removals, 1801-1924; Orthodox removals, 1828-1867; minutes, 1715-1812; Hicksite minutes, 1813-1984; Orthodox minutes, 1827-1936; women's minutes, 1717-1818; Hicksite women’s minutes, 1827-1897; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1818-1897; ministers and elders minutes, 1757-1818; Hicksite ministers and elders minutes, 1818-1939; Orthodox ministers and elders minutes, 1827-1853; minutes of the Committee on Sufferings, 1802-1825; epistles received by the Women's Meeting, 1786-1797; Hicksite financial records, 1831-1886; accounts and miscellaneous papers concerning the Whitemarsh meeting property (Hicksite), 1791-1884; deeds to Gwynedd Meeting property and other papers concerning property, 1785-1992; manumissions, 1775-1780.

Post-reunification, records include minutes and newsletters, which were deposited digitally starting in 2019.


  • Creation: 1690 - 2023


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

Gwynedd Monthly Meeting was established in 1714 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting out of Haverford [later Radnor] Monthly Meeting. Gwynedd held its first session in Twelfth Month 1714/1745. It was transferred to Abington Quarterly Meeting in 1786. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1936.

Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1936. Its three preparative meetings, Gwynedd, Norristown, and Plymouth, were then established as monthly meetings. The second Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) became a united meeting in 1953 by affiliation with Abington Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox). It is currently an active monthly meeting.


21.75 linear ft.

0.1 GB

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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


Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
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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 repoductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library