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Makefield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/Ph/M200
Identifier: QM-Ph-M200

Scope and Contents

Records of Makefield Monthly Meeting, 1736-2021, include: Hicksite men's meeting and joint session minutes, 1820-1975; vital records, 1736-2021; Hicksite women's minutes, 1820-1892; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827; ministers and elders' minutes, 1855-1892; treasurer's account book, 1821-1926; account book of Makefield Young Friends Association, 1923-1934; membership committee minutes, 1925-1926.


  • Creation: 1736 - 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

Makefield Monthly Meeting was established in 1820 by Bucks Quarterly Meeting out of Falls Monthly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. Makefield Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued later in 1827, and its members were attached to Falls Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). Makefield Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955, was the forerunner of the current Makefield Monthly Meeting.


5 linear ft.

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Makefield Monthly Meeting Records
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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