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Northwest Fork Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/N700
Identifier: QM-Ph-N700

Scope and Contents

Two items from Northwest Fork Monthly Meeting: a 1847 deed and a 1899 letter to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Representative Committee.


  • Creation: 1847 - 1899


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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

Northwest Fork Monthly Meeting was established in 1800. In 1847 the Meeting purchased land in Dorchester County, Maryland to construct a meeting house.

According to Thomas C. Hill, Northwest Fork began as a Nicholite group in 1774 before joining with the Quakers under Third Haven Monthly Meeting as a Preparative Meeting in 1798. Its Preparative Meetings included Northwest Fork, Pine Grove, and Preston, but Pine Grove was laid down in 1891 leaving just two preparatives. Hill's research shows additional subordinate groups of Centre and Tuckahoe Neck.

Northwest Fork, like the rest of the Southern Quarter, remained with the Hicksite Branch in the 1828 Separation, and was laid down in 1946.


0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in Sadsbury Monthly Meeting Records; deposit by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Related Materials

The bulk of Northwest Fork Monthly Meeting's records are reported to be at the Maryland Hall of Records along with other Nicholite records. Many of these are available on microfilm at Swarthmore, but are not separately listed in this finding aid.

Northwest Fork Monthly Meeting Records
Caitlin Goodman
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