Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Southern District Records
Scope and Contents
Records of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Southern District include: births, 1733-1872; deaths, 1773-1872; marriages, 1773-1872; membership, 1773-1855; removals, 1773-1872; men’s and joint meeting minutes, 1772-1872; women's minutes, 1772-1872; miscellaneous, 1771-1872.
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 Southern District was established in 1772 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting by a division of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia. Its territory included the north side of Walnut Street and southward, including Moyamensing, Southwark and Passyunk.
This monthly meeting remained with the Orthodox Friends after the Separation, but Spruce Street Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) held responsibility for this geographical area.
The Orthodox branch of this monthly meeting was discontinued in 1872; its members were transferred to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia at Arch Street.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Most of the records have the status "unknown location (UN)," and are mostly represented by microfilms of those records at one or both institutions
- RECORDS OF PHILADELPHIA MONTHLY MEETING FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT, PHILADELPHIA, PA)
- A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Haverford College Quaker Collection and Unknown Location (UN)
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