Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Northern District Records
Scope and Contents
Records of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District include: vital records 1754-1914; men’s and joint meeting minutes, 1772-1914; women's minutes, 1772-1914; financial records 1797-1966; property records 1684-1914; committee records 1821-1914; miscellaneous, 1772-1914.
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
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District was established in 1772 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting by a division of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia. Its territory included the south side of Mulberry (Arch) Street and northward including Northern Liberties and Friends on the west side of the Schuylkill River.
At the time of the Separation, this monthly meeting remained with the Orthodox Friends, but Green Street Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) held responsibility for this geographical area. The Orthodox monthly meeting was discontinued in 1914, and its members were attached to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia at Arch Street.
This meeting is often unofficially referred to as "North Street."
24.25 Linear Feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Some records have the status "UN" (Unknown Location) indicating items which are available only in microfilm at one or both institutions.
- RECORDS OF PHILADELPHIA MONTHLY MEETING FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT (PHILADELPHIA, PA)
- A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Haverford College Quaker Collection and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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