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Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Records

A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Ph.P460

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Creator:
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite)
Title:
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Records
Date [inclusive]:
1677-1955
Call Number:
Ph.P460
Extent:
75 Linear Feet
Language:
English
PDF Version:

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Biography/History

A monthly meeting at Philadelphia was established along with Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting in 10mo 1682/3. In 1772, this meeting was divided, resulting in two additional monthly meetings: Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District and Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Southern District. The original meeting was then sometimes referred to as the "Middle District." In 1814, a further division created Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District.

At the time of the Separation, the Orthodox Friends held the meeting at 4th and Arch Streets. This meeting was the forerunner of the current Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia at Arch Street. In 1827, Abington Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) re-established a monthly meeting in the city for Friends of Philadelphia and Byberry. It became part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1828. From 1828 to 1857, this meeting held its sessions at a meeting house on Cherry Street.

A Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia held at Spruce Street, also known as Spruce Street Monthly Meeting, was set off in 1833; this meeting was discontinued in 1903, its remaining members transferred back to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite).

In 1957, Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) merged with Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Western District to form Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends.

Scope and Contents

Minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women; registers of births and deaths; marriage certificates; membership lists and registers; removals issued and received, and other vital records; women's minutes; ministers and elders' minutes; financial and property papers; minutes and other papers of the Race Street First Day School; records of the Library Association of Friends of Philadelphia; and other miscellaneous papers.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Revision Description

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.  2016

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Use Restrictions

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Records before 1827 have been described in the finding aid of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia. Records after the reunification are with those of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia held at Spruce Street (Hicksite : 1833-1903)
  • Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia held at Spruce Street (Hicksite : 1833-1903)
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Genealogy
Subject(s)
  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

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Collection Inventory

Vital Records.

Biographical / Historical

At the time of the Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1827-28, pre-Separation vital records were generally retained by the branch with which the recorder was affiliated. Researchers are advised to consider vital records which span this period carefully: in many cases, the meeting without the original records may have reconstructed these records for its membership only, giving the impression that individuals in the other branch were never members.

RG2/Ph/P46 3.1.  A Booke of records of births and burials in Philadelphia in the province of Pennsylvania in America, 1677-1827. .
Scope and Contents

Register contains the following: Births-copy, 1677-1808; Deaths-copy, 1687-1805; Removals received [abstract], 1681-1758; Acknowledgments [abstract], 1695-1698; Births-copy, 1783-1827; Deaths-copy, 1806-1826. Includes index.

General

"Copied from the original record by Caleb Clothier."--P. 4 of cover.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 363/359
  2. Haverford: Microfilm 58B
RG2/Ph/P46 3.2.  Births and deaths, 1827-1903. .
Scope and Contents

Register contains births, 1827-1900 and deaths, 1827-1903. Includes index. "This seperate Record of Births and Deaths (to the year 1869) has been copied from the Record of the members of Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia and thereafter is to be kept regularly in conjunction with said record book of members as authorized at a monthly meeting held the seventeenth day of second month 1869."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 365
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.3.  Burials (Philadelphia, Pa.), 1824-1828. .
Scope and Contents

Burial register belonging to the Hicksite meeting, 1824 1mo 31-1828 1mo 1.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 365
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.4.  Notes of deceased Friends : who have been members of Philad Monthly Meeting of Friends, [1827-1843]. .
Scope and Contents

Earliest recorded death is that of Samuel Richards, 9mo 23, 1827; latest recorded death is that of Mary Gibbs, 11mo 24, 1843. Title from label on cover. "Intended to be enlarged & to complete the record of that meeting." Undated. Dates of earliest and latest deaths taken from register of births and deaths, 1827-1903. Compiled ca. 1850.

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  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.5.  Indices to removals and marriage certificates, 1681-1925. .
Scope and Contents

Indices as follows: certificates received, 1684 [i.e. 1681]-1758 & 1823- 1827; certificates issued, 1828-1865 & 1865-1901; certificates of marriage, 1828-1868; certificates of marriage under care of meeting, 1869-1897 & 1897 -1925; marriages not under care of meeting, 1847-1917. Typescript.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph374 until 1865
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.6-3.8.  Marriage certificates, 1828-1925. .
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of marriage certificates, 3.6 1828-1868, 3.7 1869-1897 and 3.8 1897- 1925.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 366
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.9.  Record book of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia : for recording the marriages of those who have not married under the care of Friends, but retained in membership, 1847-1917. .
Scope and Contents

Includes index. "Philadelphia 2 mo 1st 1867."

Existence and Location of Copies

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  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 366
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.10.  Marriage return stubs, 1922-1930. .
Scope and Contents

Original stubs from marriages returns made by Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) to the City of Philadelphia for persons married under their care, 1922-1930. Stub incudes name, date of marriage, occupation, residence, and place of birth.

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  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.11-3.19.  Membership, 1827-1910. .
Scope and Contents

Membership lists and registers, 1827-1910. Registers contain information on births, deaths, marriages, removals, etc.; some lists include members' addresses. Also included are data forms for deceased Friends, 1876-1891. Membership books as follows: 3.11 1827-1841, 3.12 1827-1844, 3.13 1827-1845, 3.14 1827-1859, 3.15 1827-1910, 3.16 1876-1879, 3.17 1886-1888, 3.18 1902-1906, 3.19 1876-1891.

Existence and Location of Copies

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  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 367
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.20.  Miscellaneous membership Records, 1833-1940. .
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous membership records including marriage stubs, 1906-1940; memorials, ca. 1868-1926; new members visitation records, 1847-1865; travelling minutes, 1833-1866; register for the use of Overseers, 1876; miscellaneous records, 1852-1856.

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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.21-3.22.  Removals issued, 1828-1901. .
Scope and Contents

Meeting's record of certificates issued on behalf of members transferring to other meetings, 3.21 1828-1865 & 3.22 1865-1901. Includes index.

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  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 374
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.23-3.25.  Membership Records, 1906-1955. .
Scope and Contents

Membership cards containing information on individual members, including names of parents, birth and marriage, children, and address(es). Boxes are alphabetically arranged, 3.23 A-F, 3.24 G-M, and 3.25 N-Z.

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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.26-3.28.  Membership Inquiry Sheets, 1906-1955. .
Scope and Contents

Original inquiry sheets used to compile membership cards, 1906-1955. Arranged by number, keyed to membership cards, in three boxes: 3.26 1-1499, 3.27 1500-2399, and 3.28 2400-2795.

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RG2/Ph/P46 3.29.  Burials, 1815-1823. .
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RG2/Ph/P46 3.30.  Burials (grave book), 1806-1815. .
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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.31.  Membership, 1759-1762. .
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RG2/Ph/P46 3.32.  Births, 1783-1827 8mo 7. .
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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.33.  Births and deaths (copy), 1677-1827. .
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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.34.  Data forms (K-Y), 1876-1891. .
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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.35.  Removals received, 1823-1827. .
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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 3.36.  Removals received, 1684-1758. .
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  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film

Men's Meeting and Joint.

Biographical / Historical

Official records of proceedings kept for all Quaker business meetings. Only Quakers could participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. Beginning at the end of the 19th century, men and women ceased to hold separate business meetings, meeting instead in joint session.

RG2/Ph/P46 1.1-1.21.  Minutes, 1827-1955. .
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the men's meeting and later, of men and women's joint sessions, 1827-1955. Includes indices. Volumes are 1.1 1827-33, 1.2 1833-41, 1.3 1842-50, 1.4 1850-57, 1.5 1858-67, 1.6 1867-75, 1.7 1875-80, 1.8 1880-85, 1.9 1886-92, 1.10 1892-99, 1.11 1899-1903, 1.12 1903-1907, 1.13 1908-12, 1.14 1912-20, 1.15 1920-25, 1.16 1925-32, 1.17 1933-39, 1.18 1939-46, 1.19 1946-55, 1.20 1920-39, 1.21 1939-55.

General

Joint sessions with women begin on 10mo 18, 1899.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 368 (1827-33, 1833-41, 1842-50, 1850-57, 1858-67)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 369 (1867-75, 1875-80, 1880-85, 1886-92)
  3. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 370 (1892-99, 1899-1903, 1903-07)
  4. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 371 (1908-12, 1912-20)
  5. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 372 (1920-25, 1925-32, 1933-39, 1939-46)
  6. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 373 (1946-55)
  7. Haverford: Microfilm 143B (1920-1939)
  8. Haverford: Microfilm 144B (1939-1955)
RG2/Ph/P46 1.22.  Index to minutes, 1827-1907. .
Scope and Contents

Typescript.

Existence and Location of Copies

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  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 370/376
  2. Haverford: Microfilm 145B
RG2/Ph/P46 1.23-1.28.  Minutes (rough), 1840-1847. .
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes of the men's meeting as follows: 1.23 1840-1841, 1.24 1842, 1.25 1842-1844, 1.26 1844-1845, 1.27 1846-1847, & 1.28 1847.

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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 1.29.  Minutes (rough), 1899-1903. .
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes, 1899-1903.

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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 1.30-1.31.  Minutes (indices), 1827-1899/1842. .
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  2. Haverford: No Film

Women's Meeting.

RG2/Ph/P46 2.1-2.8.  Minutes, 1827-1899. .
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the women's meeting as follows: 2.1 1827-1835, 2.2 1835-1850, 2.3 1850-1860, 2.4 1861-1870, 2.5 1870-1879, 2.6 1879-1886, 2.7 1886-1894, 2.8 1894-1899. Volumes for 1879-86, 1886-94 and 1894-99 include index.

General

Joint sessions with men began on 10mo 18, 1899.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 370 (1827-35, 1835-50)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 375 (1850-60, 1861-70, 1870-79, 1879-86, 1887-94, 1894-99)
  3. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 2.9-2.21.  Minutes (rough), 1827-1840. .
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes of the women's meeting as follows: 2.9 1827-1828, 2.10 1828-1829, 2.11 1829 -1830, 2.12 1830-1831, 2.13 1831-1832, 2.14 1832-1833, 2.15 1833, 2.16 1833-1834, 2.17 1834-1835, 2.18 1835- 1836, 2.19 1836-1837, 2.20 1837-1838, and 2.21 1838-1840.

General

Joint sessions with men began on 10mo 18, 1899.

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  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film

Worship and Ministry and its predecessors.

Biographical / Historical

Committee which had care of the spiritual welfare of the meeting, particularly the meeting for worship. Ministry and Counsel committees were established in 1918 by Hicksite meetings, which no longer designated members as ministers or elders. The predecessor of Ministry and Counsel was the Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders.

RG2/Ph/P46 4.1-4.4, 4.7.  Minutes, 1828-1955. .
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Preparative Meeting of Ministry and Counsel. Volumes are 4.1 1828-34, 4.2 1835-1863, 4.3 1864-1894, 4.4 1894-1918, 4.7 1919-55.

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  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 4.5.  Removals--visitation list [women], 1865-1877. .
Scope and Contents

List of Friends to visit upon receipt of certificate.

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  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 4.6.  Miscellaneous papers, 1913-1917. .
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous records of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders. Includes: List of Elders, 1913, and correspondence, 1916-1917.

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  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film

Financial Records.

RG2/Ph/P46 5.1.  Finance Committee Reports, 1934-1936. .
Scope and Contents

Printed reports of the Finance Committee to the members of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1934-1936. Includes a summary report of membership figures and obligations of membership

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  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 5.4-5.20, 5.73-5.74.  Financial Records, 1827-1923. .
Scope and Contents

Account books, subscription books, treasurer's receipt books (1827-1881) and miscellaneous financial papers, 1827-1923. Includes: new meeting house subscriptions, 1827-1832, 1828, 1831-1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1836- 1838, 1840, 1840; trustees papers 1911, and committee reports 1904-1919. Volumes are 5.4 Treasurer's reciept book 1853-83, 5.5 Misc. 1898-1903, 5.6 Misc. Women's Treasurer Reciepts 1861-77, 5.7 Misc. Women's Treasurers Reciepts 1836-38, 5.9 Subscriptions 1840, 5.10 Subscriptions 1840, 5.11 Subscriptions 1836, 5.12 Subscriptions 1835, 5.13 Subscriptions 1834, 5.14 Subscriptions 1833, 5.15 Subscriptions 1831-32, 5.16 Subscriptions 1828, 5.17 Tresurer's Reciepts 1827-53, 5.18 Treasurer's account book 1827-81, 5.19 New Meeting house Committee Account book (copy) 1855-58, 5.20 New Meetinghouse Treasurer's book 1855-58, 5.73 New Meetinghouse Subscriptions 1827, 5.74 New Meeting Subscriptions 1827.

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  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46.  Collection Committee records.
Scope and Contents

Includes: 7.43 Collection list of sub-committee 1880-88; 7.44 Collection list of sub committee 1873-79; 7.45 Sub-committee 6 1859-70; 7.46 Sub-committee 5 1872-79; 7.47 Sub-committee 4 1871-79; 7.48 Sub-committee 2 1871-1879; RG2/Ph/P36 7.49 Sub-committee 1 1871-76; 7.50 Sub-committee 6 1880-88; 7.51 Sub-committee 5 1880-88; 7.52 Sub-committee 4 1880-89; 7.53 Sub-committee 2 1880-88; 7.54 Collections list (E. Worrell) 1897-1902; 7.55 Collections list 1903; 7.56 Subscriptions (women) 1926-34; 7.57 Subscriptions (men) 1926-34; 7.58 Subscriptions (Men) 1940-47.

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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 5.20-5.34.  Women's Collection Committee Records, 1833-1909. .
Scope and Contents

Account books of the Women's Collection Committee, 1884-1909, 1889-1909, 1892-1909 (2), 1895-1909 (3), 1900-1909, 1902-1909 (2), 1903-1909, 1904- 1909, & 1906-1909, and Treasurer's receipt books, 1833-1861 and 1861-1877 Volumes are 5.20 1884-1909, 5.21 1889-1909, 5.22 1892-1909 Emily L. Longstreth, 5.23 1892-1909 Sara Julia Newlin, 5,24 1895-1909 Clara B. Nindle, 5.25 1895-1909 Estelle S. Mojor, 5.26 1895-1909 R. Emma Trego, 5.27 1900-1909, 5.28 1902-1909 Clara W. Hampton, 5.29 1902-1909 Mary B. Mellwain, 5.30 1904-1909, 5.31 1906-1909, 5.32 1903-1909.

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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 5.35.  Joint Finance Committee Minutes, 1939-1943. .
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Joint Finance Committee of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1939-1943.

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  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/P46 5.36-5.72.  Treasurer's financial Records, 1853-1955. .
Scope and Contents

Financial records of the Treasurer of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite), 1853-1955. Includes receipts & disbursements, reports, deposit books, check stubb books, account books (Comly Fund), and other miscellaneous financial records. Volumes are 5.36 Check Stub Book 1904-1907, 5.37 Treasuere Ledger 1869-1889, 5.38 Smith Bequest Check Stubb book 1899-1903, 5.39 Conely Fund Account book 1950-1953, 5.40 Conely Fund account book 1947-1950, 5.41 Conely Fund Account Book 1953-56, 5.42 Check Stubb Book (Temporary) 1904, 5.43 Check Stubb book II 1903-1904, 5.44 Meeting House Financing 1856-1858, 5.45 Reciepts and Disembursements #4 1941-1950, 5.46 Reciepts and Disembursements #3 1930-1940, 5.47 Cash recieved 1922-1955, 5.48 Check Stubbook I, 1882-1883, 5.49 Check Stubbook II 1883-1887, 5.50 Check Stubbook 3 1887-1888, 5.51 Check Stubbook 4, 1888-1891, 5.52 Check stubbook 5 1891-1893, Check stubbook 6 1893-1895, 5.54 Deposit Book 1904-06, 5.55 Deposit Book 1882-92, 5.56 Deposit Book 1901-1903, 5.57 Deposit Book, 1892-1901, 5.58 Deposit Book 1876-1882, 5.59 Deposit Book 1868-18765.60 Deposit Book 1866-1868, 5.61 Check stubbook 7 1895-98, Check stubbok 8 1898-1900, 5.63 Check stubbook 9 1900-1901, 5.64 Check Stubbook 1901-1903, 5.66 Misc. Documents Atkinson bequest 1886-1903, 5.67 Correspondence and documents from G. W. Hancock re:Jeanes property 1896-1903, 6.68 Financial Reports 1905-1940, 5.69 Summary Reports 1923-1949, 5.70 Financial Reports 1856-1857, 5.71 Financial Reports 1942-1955, 5.72 Financial Reports 1902-1911.

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RG2/Ph/P46 5.2-5.3, 5.66, 5.75-5.79.  Trustees' Records, 1902-1955. .
Scope and Contents

Trustees records of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1902-1955. Includes minutes, 1902-23, 1924-25 and 1928-51, a typescript copy of the by-laws and printed booklets of the Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Trustees of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, 1902-1911, Treasurer's reports, 1902-11 & 1924-55, miscellaneous records concerning consolidation of funds, 1945-46, records of the Race Street Property/ Bible Institute, 1947-52, miscellaneous, 1911, and a Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws 1902-1911.

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RG2/Ph/P46 5.80.  Subscription list No.3 for Friends Educational Association, n.d. .
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RG2/Ph/P46 7.16.  Committee to Allocate Incomes Proposed Report, 1929. .
Scope and Contents

Proposed report of the Committee to Allocate Income concerning funds held for the Meeting, a copy of extracts of the Minutes related to the report for Trustees, and a published copy of Certificate of Incorporation and By- Laws (1902).

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Property Records.

RG2/Ph/P46 6.1.  Deeds, 1784-1956. .
Scope and Contents

Deeds of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite), primarily related to the property at 15th and Race Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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RG2/Ph/P46 7.59.  Building Committee Minutes, 1827-1832. .
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RG2/Ph/P46 6.2.  List of original contributors to the building of Race Street Meeting House, 1855, n.d. .
Scope and Contents

Typescript list of contributors to the building of Race Street meeting house, copied from a manuscript list dated 1858 by G. Norwood Comly.

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RG2/Ph/P46 6.3-6.4.  Miscellaneous property Records, 1827-28/1946-54. .
Scope and Contents

Appraisals 1946-54, and Cost of Cherry St. Meetinghouse (copy) 1827-28.

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Committees.

Committee for the preservation of Order in and about the Meeting House.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.1.  List of Members, 1830-1842. .
Scope and Contents

List of members, by month, of the Committee for the preservation of Order in and about the Meeting House, 1830-1842.

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Civilian Public Service.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.2-7.5.  Emergency fund Records, 1941-1946. .
Scope and Contents

Records of the Emergency Fund of Civilian Public Service in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1941-1946. Includes receipted bills, solicitation letters, and correspondence with donors. Volumes are 7.2 1941-1942, 7.3 1943, 7.4 1944, 7.5 1942-1946.

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Committee on Best Interests.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.6-7.8.  Minutes, 1900-1950. .
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Committee on Best Interests of Its Members, 1900-1950. Volumes are 7.6 1900-1907, 7.7 1917-1937, 7.8 1937-1950.

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Committee on Education.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.9-7.10.  Minutes, 1863-1868. .
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Committee on Education, 1863-1868. Also included is a folder of miscellaneous reports, 1869-1878, and a partial census of Quaker children, n.d., which were formerly laid in the volume of minutes. Volumes are 7.9 1863-1868, 7.10 1869-1878.

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First Day Schools.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.60-7.73, 7.87-7.90.  Records, 1868-1919. .
Scope and Contents

Includes: 7.60 First day school teachers minutes 1872-79; 7.61 First day school teacher minutes 1868-72; 7.62 First day school minutes1890-93; 7.63 First day school minutes 1899-1919; 7.64 School minutes 1884; 7.65 Minutes of teachers 1874-83; 7.66 Girard avenue register of names 1886-87; 7.67 Account book (Girard Avenue) 1871; 7.68 Attendance 1900-02; 7.69 Minutes of Bible class 1880-83; 7.70 Accomodation (incl. attendance) 1886-87; 7.71 Minutes of bible class 1877-80; 7.72 Atttendance 1887-89; 7.73 Attendance 1877-81;7.87 Reports of teachers 1874-83; 7.88 Reports 1904-19; 7.89 Race St. first day school teachers min 1879-99; 7.90 Register 1877-1900.

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Committee on Membership.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.11-7.12.  Minutes, 1902-1914. .
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Committee on Membership, 1902-1914. Also included is a folder of miscellaneous reports, printed leaflets, and correspondence, 1903 -1914, which were formerly laid in the volume of minutes. Volumes are 7.11 1902-1914, 7.12 1903-1914.

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Committee on Monthly Meeting Schools.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.13-7.14.  Reports, 1835-1866, 1878 & n.d. .
Scope and Contents

Narrative and financial reports from the Committee on Schools, including the Committee on the two Schools and and the Committee on Education, 1835- 66, and the Committee on Monthly Meeting Schools, 1878 & n.d.

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RG2/Ph/P46 7.15.  Miscellaneous papers on schools, 1878-1885. .
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers on monthly meeting schools, 1878-1885. Includes specifications on the addition to the 15th & Race Sts. school building.

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Girard Avenue Meeting.

Guest book with the names of those who attended appointed meetings for worship in the meeting house at 17th and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia, 1922-1940. 7.17 .  Guest book, 1922-1940. .
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Library Association.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.18, 7.74-7.86.  Records, 1835-1915. .
Scope and Contents

Includes: 7.18 Cash book 1839-1865; 7.74 Contributions book 1834-35; 7.75 Check stub book 1890-1909; 7.76 Minutes and correspondence 1928-36; 7.77 Library Assn minutes 1896-1915; 7.78 Minutes 1835-95; 7.79 List of books in Clothier library 1904; 7.80 Check stub book 1890-1909; 7.81 Bills and receipts 1882-84/94-98; 7.82 Committee of management min 1879-84 (rough); 7.83 Committee of management minutes 1894-1910; 7.84 Committee of management minutes 1885-94; 7.85 Committee of management minutes 1835-57; 7.86 Committee of management minutes 1857-85.

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Overseers.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.19-7.30.  Minutes, 1836-1956. .
Scope and Contents

Overseers' minute books as follows: 7.19 1836-1859, 7.20 1859-1888, 7.21 1888-1898, 7.22 1898- 1899, 7.23 1899-1904, 7.24 1904-1912, 7.25 1912-1920, 7.26 1920-1925, 7.27 1926-1935, 7.28 1935-1945, 7.29 1946-1956. Volume for 1899-1904 contains women overseers' minutes, 1897-1899. Also included is a volume of rough minutes, 7.30 1890-1897.

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Peace Committee.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.31-7.32.  Records, 1951-1954. .
Scope and Contents

Records of the Peace Committee of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1951-1954. Includes files on refugee families who were assisted by Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. Volumes are 7.31 1951-52, 7.32 1952-54.

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School Committee.

RG2/Ph/P46. 7.33-7.37.  Minutes, 1885-1942. .
Scope and Contents

Minute books as follows: 7.33 1885-1896, 7.34 1896-1905, 7.35 1905-1913, 7.36 1932-1936, 7.37 1937- 1942.

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Special Committee to Develop a Plan of Settlement.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.38.  Records, 1945. .
Scope and Contents

Minutes and correspondence of the Special Committee to Develop a Plan of Settlement between Friends Central School and the Monthly Meeting, 1945, concerning the cancellation of indebtedness of the School to the Trustees of the Meeting and the creation of a scholarship account.

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West Philadelphia Indulged Meeting.

RG2/Ph/P46 7.39.  Papers relating to the centenary anniversary celebration of the founding of West Philadelphia Friends' Meeting, 1937 4mo 25. .
Scope and Contents

Folder contains the following: historical overview, addresses, correspondence, commemorative poem, etc.

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Joint Committee on Interments.

Scope and Contents

The Joint Committee on Interments was appointed in 1843 to prepare rules and regulations for the management of funerals and to oversee the burial ground at Fair Hill. The committee included representatives of the three Hicksite monthly meetings in Philadelphia, viz. Cherry Street, Green Street, and Spruce Street. The sub-committee which had the direct oversight of the Fair Hill Burial Ground was called the Committee of Nine

RG2/Ph/P46 7.40-7.42.  Minutes, 1843-1856. .
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Joint Committee on Interments, 7.40 1843-1852 & 7.41 1852-1856, and of the Committee of Nine, 7.42 1843-1853.

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Miscellaneous.

RG2/Ph/P46 8.1.  Conference to Consider a Plan of Co-operation, 1912. .
Scope and Contents

Plans, notes and invitation list for the Conference to Consider a Plan of Cooperation with Friends' Central School, held at Race Street Meetinghouse on 5mo 3 1912.

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RG2/Ph/P46 8.2-8.4.  Miscellaneous papers, 1825-1922. .
Scope and Contents

Burial permits, loose membership papers, correspondence, etc., 1825-1922.

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RG2/Ph/P46 8.5.  Correspondence [abstract], 1864-1901. .
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RG2/Ph/P46 8.6.  Turnpenny family Records, 1783-1817. .
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RG2/Ph/P46 8.7.  Miscellaneous, 1878-1885. .
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