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Pennsdale and Muncy Monthly Meetings Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-M680

Scope and Contents

Records of Pennsdale Monthly Meeting, Muncy Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1765-1930, include: vital records, 1765-1887; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1799-1930, 1938-1949; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1799-1921; miscellaneous papers, 1785-1980; minutes and other papers of the Old Scholars Association of the Friends' School at Pennsdale, 1905-1918, etc.


  • Creation: 1765-1987


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

Muncy Monthly Meeting was established in 1799 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting out of Catawissa Monthly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation --which in this area of Pennsylvania did not occur until 1829/30--the meeting was divided into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

The Hicksite monthly meeting was transferred to Fishing Creek Half Yearly Meeting in 1834, and in 1855, its name was changed to Fishing Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Millville. In 1893, the meeting dropped "Fishing Creek" from its name and adopted the name "Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Millville, Pa." Millville is currently an active monthly meeting.

The Orthodox meeting was united with Millville-Muncy [Upper Susquehanna] Quarterly Meeting in 1955. In 1991/92 Upper Susquehanna reported to Yearly Meeting that the former Muncy Preparative Meeting at Pennsdale would become a monthly meeting and change its name to Pennsdale.


7.5 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