Philadelphia Yearly Meeting papers
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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Overview and metadata sections
A general meeting for Friends in the Delaware Valley area was first convened at Burlington, New Jersey, in 1681. The first general meeting held in Philadelphia was in 1683, and in 1685, it was agreed that the meetings in New Jersey and Pennsylvania should be combined into one yearly meeting with alternate sessions at Philadelphia and at Burlington, called the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM). The great Separation among Philadelphia Friends into Orthodox and Hicksite branches occurred at the Yearly Meeting of 1827. Through the course of the early 20th century, the PYMs began to draw back together until 1955, when organic union was formally approved, and a reunited PYM, the present organization, was created.
(source: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Finding Aid)
This collection is comprised of a single folder of miscellaneous papers related to the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The collection includes three handwritten pages of journal fragments, a handwritten interview with George Keith, as reported to PYM (1692), a photocopy and typed transcript of the PYM Declaration of Beliefs, three handwritten pages of minutes for the PYM Meeting for Suffering, and a typed informal report concerning Emergency Service Work (1917).
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Meeting for Sufferings
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- March, 2016
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).