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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting records


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

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A general meeting for Friends in the Delaware Valley area was first convened at Burlington 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 contains three items of minutes and notes from the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting annual meeting.

See individual volumes for acquisition notes.

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed November 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Finding Aid Date
November 2015
Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Minutes, 1817-1823.
Volume 1
Scope and Contents

These look to be transcribed, not originals, copied by William Maule.

Minutes, 1802, 1820 - 1821, 1848 - 1854.
Volume 2
Scope and Contents

These lare copies, not originals, copied by Joseph S. Elkington. It states "For Rayner Kelsey to select from, if desired. E. R. Elkington." Also includes communication of Richard Jordan, at a Quarterly Meeting held in Philadelphia, 5/7/1821

Minutes, 1830-1861.
Volume 3
Scope and Contents

This item contains notes taken by Joseph Walton during Yearly Meeting session, who was clerk of the Meeting. Also includes tipped in extracts of minutes and reports.

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