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Lansdowne Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/Ph/L320
Identifier: QM-Ph-L320

Scope and Contents

Records of the united monthly meeting and its predecessors, the Hicksite and Orthodox monthly meetings, since 1898. Included are: Minutes of the united meeting since 1951; minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1901-1951 and minutes of the Orthodox meeting, 1904-1951; marriage and membership records; minutes of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1904-1915; minutes of Worship and Ministry and its predecessors; First Day School meeting minutes; financial, property, and committee records. Digital records include a mix of digitized and born-digital meeting for business minutes (2000-2022).


  • Creation: 1898 - 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

Lansdowne Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) was established in 1901 by Concord Quarterly Meeting out of Darby Monthly Meeting. Lansdowne Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was established in 1904 by Concord Quarterly Meeting out of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). In 1951, the Hicksite and Orthodox monthly meetings merged to form a united monthly meeting. In 1955, Lansdowne Monthly Meeting became part of the newly-formed Chester Quarterly Meeting. Lansdowne Monthly Meeting is currently an active monthly meeting.


31 linear ft.

0.3 GB (197 files)

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Processing Information

Additional financial records transferred from Smedley Family Papers in 2019.

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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