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Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-P480

Scope and Contents

Records of Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting, 1682-1996, include: vital records, 1779-1795; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and joint sessions, 1828-1955; men’s minutes and joint, 1682-1996; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1828-1905; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1692-1922; minutes of the Hicksite quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1835-1908; minutes of the Hicksite meeting of Ministry and Counsel, 1908-1949; Hicksite Ministry and Elders' reports, 1829-1873; Orthodox minister’s and elder’s minutes, 1701-1968; Hicksite financial records, 1757-1923; Orthodox financial records, 1757-1955; First Day School Union and First Day School Organization minutes and other papers; minutes of various committees, records relating to the burial ground, as well as other types of miscellaneous papers, 1762-1996.


  • Creation: 1682-1996


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

Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting was established in 11th month 1682-1683; its first business sessions were held in 1683. At the time of the Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1827, there were two Philadelphia Quarterly Meetings. The Hicksite and Orthodox meetings were reunited in 1955, and several meetings were transferred to the newly formed Haverford Quarterly Meeting.


51.25 linear ft.

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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 repoductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library