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Stanford Monthly Meeting certificates of removal


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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

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A certificate of removal is a letter of transit for a person or family that is leaving one meeting and seeking to join another (removal is an English term meaning "to relocate"). The document assured the new meeting that the newcomers' former meeting knew the family well enough to vouch for them. With this certificate, a new arrival would be welcomed to the new meeting and given any assistance needed to get settled. Certificates typically include the current and destination meetings, a date, and the name of the individual or family moving. They may also include a statement about the bearer's general financial welfare.

Source:, Research Guide to Finding Your Quaker Ancestors

This collection is comprised of the single folder of handwritten certificates of removal addressed to the Stanford Monthly Meeting.

The Stanford Monthly Meeting certificates of removal were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1951 by L.A. Post.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.

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).

Collection Inventory

Box 36 Folder 1

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