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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Meeting House Trust Funds

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Phy-223

Scope and Contents

Records of the Meeting House Trust Funds Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and of its predecessors, the Samuel Jeanes Fund and the Charleston Fund. Includes minutes, files for grants paid, and miscellaneous papers; the latter has records of the Friends meeting house property in Charleston, South Carolina, in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the early minutes of Charleston Monthly Meeting.

Dates

  • Creation: 1719-1995

Creator

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

The Meeting House Trust Funds Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is responsible for the administration of both the Samuel Jeanes Trust Fund and the Charleston Fund. Both funds assist meetings in the acquisition, repair and restoration of meeting houses and their grounds.

The Jeanes Fund is limited to meetings within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. It was established from a gift of the Estate of Samuel Jeanes to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1899, "to aid in the repair and construction of meeting houses." The Charleston Fund is available to meetings elsewhere in the world. The basis of the Charleston Fund was the income from the property of Society of Friends in Charleston, South Carolina, which was granted to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the 18th century and again in 1813.

In 1992, the Meeting House Trust Funds Committee became a subcommittee of the Arch Street Property and Use Committee. When Yearly Meeting was restructured in 1996, the name of the Meeting House Trust Funds Committee was changed to the Meeting House Trust Funds Granting Group.

Extent

5 linear ft. (5 document cases + 1 volume (Swarthmore))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Meeting House Trust Funds Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is responsible for the administration of both the Samuel Jeanes Trust Fund and the Charleston Fund. Both funds assist meetings in the acquisition, repair and restoration of meeting houses and their grounds.

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 friends@swarthmore.edu for more information on depositing new records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Title
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Meeting House Trust Funds
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Find It at the Library

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