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Alexandria Monthly Meeting Records

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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 their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Alexandria Monthly Meeting was set off from Fairfax Monthly Meeting by Fairfax Quarterly Meeting in 8mo 1802. The first meeting was held in 10mo in Alexandria. In 1828, the meeting affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends; Orthodox members were attached to Indian Spring Preparative Meeting. The meeting met alternately at Alexandria and Woodlawn starting in 1847, and at Alexandria, Woodlawn, and Washington, D.C. (I Street) starting in 1882. The Alexandria Meeting House was sold in 1885, as membership became centered in the other two meeting locations. Since the creation of the Florida Avenue Meeting (Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C.) in 1930, Alexandria Monthly Meeting has met solely in Woodlawn.

Records of Alexandria Monthly Meeting, 1802-ongoing. Includes men's and joint minutes 1802-1933, 1946-59, 1964-2011 (with a few gaps), women's minutes 1853-77, vital records 1823-1940, Ministers and Elders minutes 1829-1944, financial and property records 1802-1906 and 1933-34, committee records 1927-31. Alexandria Friends Meeting sends its newsletter on a monthly basis, through 2023 is boxed with the collection. Some records sent to the Yearly Meeting were deposited by the General Secretary in 2020.

Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Vital Records; 4.Ministers & Elders; 5.Financial and Property Records; 6.Committee Records; 7.Miscellaneous.

Vol. 1.5, 1.10, 1.11 also contain miscellaneous papers. Vol. 3.2 includes copies of two marriage certificates. Vol 5.1 includes copies of deeds. Vol. 7.1 includes committee lists, financial papers, and an article concerning the meeting becoming a weekly meeting. Vol. 7.3 includes newsletters, calendars, news, and drafts of minutes.

Deposit

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Date
2005
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repository. 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.

Collection Inventory

RG2/B/A441 1.1. Minutes, 1802-1827.
Volume 1.1
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "No 1 Record of Minutes Alexandria Monthly Meeting."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B2
Physical Description

1 vol.; 33.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.2. Minutes, 1828-1873.
Volume 1.2
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "No 2 Record of the Minutes of Alexandria Monthly Meeting."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B2
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.3. Minutes, 1846-1851.
Volume 1.3
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes (copied in Minutes, 1828 - 1873)

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B1
Physical Description

1 vol.; 21 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.4. Minutes, 1862-1864; 1872-1878.
Volume 1.4
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes (copied in Minutes, 1828 - 1873 and Minutes, 1873 - 1916) Note: Rough minutes from 1862 - 1864 are inside of volume (loose).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B1
Physical Description

1 vol.; 23 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.5. Minutes, 1873-1916.
Volume 1.5
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "No. 3 Records. Alexad MMg." Includes misc. papers.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B1
Physical Description

1 vol.; 33 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.6. Minutes, 1902-1905.
Volume 1.6
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Shelf No. 758. Alexandria Monthly Meeting held at Woodlawn & D.C. 1902 to 1906." Rough minutes (copied in Minutes, 1873 - 1916)

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B3
Physical Description

1 vol.; 15 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.7. Minutes, 1905-1913.
Volume 1.7
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Shelf No. 759. 1905 -1913. Minutes of Alexandria Monthly Meeting of Friends 1813 I. St. Washington D.C." Rough minutes (copied in Minutes, 1873 - 1916).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B3
Physical Description

1 vol.; 19.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.8. Minutes, 1914-1921.
Volume 1.8
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Shelf No. 1914 - 1921 Vol. 4." See also: Minutes, 1873 - 1916

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B3
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.9. Minutes, 1921-1925.
Volume 1.9
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Vol 5 Shelf No. 754 1921 - 1925 Alexandria Monthly Meeting."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B3
Physical Description

1 vol.; 23 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.10. Minutes, 1925-1931.
Volume 1.1
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Minutes- Mo. M. Alexandria held in Washington 1925 - 1932 Vol 6." Includes misc. papers.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B2
Physical Description

1 vol.; 28 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.11. Minutes, 1931-1933.
Volume 1.11
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Shelf No. 755. Alexandria Monthly Meeting of Friends Held at Washington D.C. 1931 to 1934 Vol 7." Includes misc. papers. Roll MR-B1 has Minutes, 1925 - 1932 and MR-B3 has Minutes, 1932-1933.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B1/3
Physical Description

1 vol.; 29 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.12. Minutes, 1946-1959.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Early months are later transcriptions.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.13-1.14. Minutes, 1964-1981.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Some months are 1990s typescripts of "original handwritten rough notes" which are not present. 1964-1975 have been digitized and are available online.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.15. Minutes, 1983.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes a 2013 transmittal note from Alexandria detailing which years' minutes from 1976-2011 are covered or incomplete.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.16-1.17. Minutes, 1985-1992.
Box 1
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.18-1.20. Minutes, 1994-2002.
Box 1
Physical Description

4 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.21-1.26. Minutes, 2002-2011.
Box 2
Physical Description

5 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 1.27-1.32. Minutes, 2012-2019.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Some months include significant appended material, including about work on the Burial Ground, as well as committee reports, member updates, and annual state of the meeting reports.

Physical Description

7 folders

RG2/B/A441 2.1. Minutes, 1853-1877.
Volume 2.1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B4 [1860-1882]
Physical Description

1 vol.; 24.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 2.2. Minutes, 1862-1865.
Volume 2.2
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Shelf No. Alexandria Monthly Meeting- Women 1862 - 1865" Rough minutes (copied in Women's Minutes, 1853 - 1877).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B4 [1860-1882]
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 3.1. Membership, 1823-1881.
Volume 3.1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B4
Physical Description

1 vol.; 40.5 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 3.2. Removals, 1803-1884.
Volume 3.2
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Record of Marriage Certificates and Certificates of Removal at the Alexandria Monthly Meeting." Includes removals sent and received. Includes copies of two marriage certificates (1803, 1806).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B4
Physical Description

1 vol.; 33.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 3.3. Removals, 1883-1940.
Volume 3.3
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Certificates of Removal from Alexandria Monthly Meeting from 5th mo 9th 1883 to Ed. Shoemaker Recorder." Includes removals sent and received.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B4
Physical Description

1 vol.; 31.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 3.4. Membership Directory, 2022.
RG2/B/A441. Apportionment Questionnaire responses to BYM (digital), 2011-2013.
Physical Description

4 PDF files

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 4.1. Minutes, 1829-1840.
Volume 4.1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B6
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 4.2. Minutes, 1840-1884.
Volume 4.2
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Alexandria- Preparative Meeting Ministers & Elders 1840 - 1844 Shelf No. 761."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B6
Physical Description

1 vol.; 19.5 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 4.3. Minutes, 1885-1934.
Volume 4.3
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Minutes Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders or Select Meeting of Alexandria Monthly Meeting." Note: Title changed from Ministers and Elders to Ministry and Counsel in 1913.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B6
Physical Description

1 vol.; 16.5 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 4.4. Minutes, 1934-1939.
Volume 4.4
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Minutes of Committee of Ministry and Counsel from 6th mo 1934 to 5th mo 1939."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B6
Physical Description

1 vol.; 19.5 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 4.5. Minutes, 1939-1944.
Volume 4.5
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Minutes of Committee of Ministry and Council of Alexandria Monthly Meeting from 8th mo 1939 to May 11 1944."

Physical Description

1 vol.; 17.5 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 5.1. Women's Treasurer's Book, 1848-1881.
Volume 5.1
Scope and Contents

Cover marked: "Alexandria Mo. Meetg of Women Friends Treasurer's Book"

Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 5.2. Treasurer's Book, 1885-1906.
Volume 5.2
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Treasurers Book Alexa Mo. Meeting 5/16/85."

General

This book is extremely fragile; access may not be permissible.

Physical Description

1 vol.; 17 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 5.3. Friends First Day School ledger, 1933-1934.
Volume 5.3
Scope and Contents

Inside front cover: "Record of the Treasury Friends' First Day School 1811 Eye Street N.W. Washington, D.C. Beginning 9-17-1933"

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 5.4. Deed-related papers, 1802, 1868, 1869.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 5.5. Financial Appeals, 1960-1967.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Includes the annual "financial appeal" to members of Alexandria Monthly Meeting reminding them of the financial obligations of membership.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 5.6. Woodlawn Burial Ground, 1807, 1977.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Two loose papers related to the Woodlawn Burial Ground

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 6.1. Clerk's file, 1927-1931.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Herbert S. Lewis's files from his period as Alexandria Monthly Meeting clerk. Includes member-related correspondence, committee reports (predominantly the Advisory Committee, the Goodwill Committee, and Ministry and Counsel), treasurer's reports, and committee charges.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/B/A441 6.2. Committee Lists, 1960-1965.
Box 3
RG2/B/A441 6.3. Fredericksburg Worship Group Minutes, 1990-1994.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Fredericksburg Worship Group in Fredericksburg, Virginia, was under the care of Alexandria Monthly Meeting, first as a worship group (by 1990) and then later as Fredericksburg Preparative Meeting in 1995.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441. Spiritual State of the Meeting reports (digital), 2010-2019.
Physical Description

10 PDF files

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 7.1. Among Alexandria Friends [newsletter], 1993-2003.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Includes Vol. XII No. 7 (9 mo 1993)- ongoing. Includes newsletter, calendar, news, and draft of minutes.

Physical Description

1 box

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/A441 7.2. Among Alexandria Friends [newsletter], 2004-2021.
Box 5
RG2/B/A441 7.3. Among Alexandria Friends [newsletter], 2022-2023.
Box 6

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