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Rancocas Monthly Meeting Records (including Burlington)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-R340

Scope and Contents

Records of Rancocas and Burlington Monthly Meetings. Records include: Minutes, 1678-1991; vital records, 1675-1990; Women's minutes, 1681-1914; Ministers and Elders' minutes, 1756-1907; as well as account books, other financial records, and miscellaneous papers.


  • Creation: 1675-1991


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

Burlington Monthly Meeting was established in 1678. It became part of Burlington Quarterly Meeting in 1682. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. meeting.

The Orthodox branch of this meeting was the forerunner of the Burlington Monthly Meeting which met at Hight Street in Burlington; this monthly meeting was laid down in May of 1991.

Burlington Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) moved all its business sessions to Rancocas in 1907. It reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955 and changed its name to Rancocas Monthly Meeting in 1959. Rancocas is currently an active monthly meeting.


9 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


Rancocas Monthly Meeting Records (including Burlington)
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Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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