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Wilmington Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-W570

Scope and Contents

Records of Wilmington Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, 1750-2017, as follows: Orthodox vital records, 1790-1961; Hicksite vital records, 1735-1961; Hicksite minutes, 1750-1981; Orthodox minutes, 1827-1945; Hicksite women's minutes, 1720-1891; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827-1909; Hicksite minutes of Worship & Ministry and its predecessors, 1757-1960; Orthodox ministers’ and elders’ minutes, 1829-1945; Hicksite and Orthodox financial records (includes Orthodox), 1788-1963; scrapbooks, 1924-56; First-day School, 1868-1914; Young Friends, 1894-1901; Wilmington Friends Service Committee, 1900-1952; and many other committee records and miscellaneous papers of both Orthodox and Hicksite Friends.


  • Creation: 1713-2017


Conditions Governing Access

Except where noted, collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Restricted files permission from the Clerk of the relevant committee.

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

Wilmington Monthly Meeting was established in 1750 by Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting out of Kennett Monthly Meeting (Pennnsylvania). After the Hicksite Separation of 1827, there were two monthly meetings at Wilmington. The Hicksite, or West Street, meeting merged with the Orthodox, or Harrison Street, meeting in 1945, forming a united monthly meeting under the two Concord Quarterly Meetings. Wilmington is currently an active monthly meeting.


85.25 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