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Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting (and its predecessors) 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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Originally known as Quarterly Meeting for the Western Shore, the Baltimore Quarterly Meeting was held at West River until 1785 when it moved to Baltimore. In 1796 it became Baltimore Quarterly Meeting. At this time, the meeting was composed of Gunpowder, Clifts, Deer Creek, and Baltimore Monthly Meetings. During the Separation of 1828, two Baltimore Quarterly Meetings emerged; of the original monthly meetings belonging to Baltimore Quarter, only Baltimore and Gunpowder had enough Orthodox members to function as monthly meetings. In 1951, Potomac Quarterly Meeting was established; it was affiliated with both yearly meetings, and included Hopewell United, Goose Creek United, and Friends Meeting of Washington. Twenty years later, the two Baltimore Quarters were reorganized on the recommendation of the Yearly Meeting Committee on Quarterly Meetings; the name was changed to Chesapeake.

Records of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting, pre-Separation, Hicksite, and Orthodox, 1675-1969. Pre-Separation and Hicksite records include: men's and joint minutes, 1675-1949; women's minutes, 1775-1893; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1759-1951; and miscellaneous records, 1812-1963. Orthodox records include: men's and joint minutes, 1710-1775, 1807-1823, 1856-1941, 1956-1969; women's minutes, 1703-1766, 1774, 1855-1900; Mininstry and Oversight and its predecessors, 1852-1941; Baltimore Junior Fellowship Union, 1901-1906; Miscellaneous Reports and Minutes, 1790-1842; Miscellaneous Loose Papers, 1872-1956.

Divided into series: 1. Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3. Ministry and Oversight and its predecessors; 4. Miscellaneous.

6.5 is the clerk's notebook for joint meetings of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting, Homewood, and Nottingham Quarterly Meeting, Stony Run.

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

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

Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

Collection Inventory

RG2/B/B358 1.1. Minutes, 1680-1688.
Scope and Contents

Includes Quarterly Meeting, Half-yearly Meeting, and Yearly Meeting (1684-1688) held at West River.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B63, MR-B50
Physical Description

1 vol.; 33.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.2. Minutes, 1675-1709.
Scope and Contents

Includes epistles from 1675-1676. Minutes begin 1682.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B50
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BQ.B358.01.001 (1116/44). Minutes, 1710-1775.
General

contains 3 vols.

Scope and Contents

Includes minutes 1710-1775, 1807-1823, 1856-1899. 1 vol. also includes minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1759-1771.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B90 (1710-75)/88 (1807-23)/90 (1856-99
Physical Description

1 pkg.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.01.002. Minutes, 1807-1823.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Seperation

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.01.003. Minutes, 1856-1899.
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/B358 1.4. Minutes, 1710-1822.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B50/51
Physical Description

1 vol.; 38.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.3. Minutes, 1736-1749.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B50
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.5. Minutes, 1822-1885.
Scope and Contents

Includes list of clerks and Yearly Meeting quotas.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B51
Physical Description

1 vol.; 39.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.6. Minutes (rough), 1852-1865.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B54
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.7. Minutes, 1885-1913.
Physical Description

1 vol.; 41 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.8. Minutes (rough), 1894-1904.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B56
Physical Description

1 vol.; 25.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BQ.B358.01.004 (1116/45). Minutes, 1900-1911.
Scope and Contents

Laid in: Statistics from Monthly Meetings, 1910-1911.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B90 (1900-11)/57 (1911-22)
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.01.005. Minutes, 1911-1922.
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/B358 1.9. Minutes, 1905-1913.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B52
Physical Description

1 vol.; 24.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.10. Minutes, 1913-1916.
Physical Description

1 vol.; 27 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.11. Minutes, 1915-1925.
Scope and Contents

Cover: "Minutes of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting of Friends 9 Mo 1915 to 6 Mo 1925." Indexed.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B52
Physical Description

1 vol.; 28.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BQ.B358.01.006 (1116/46). Minutes, 1922-1928.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B57 (1922-34)/58 (1935-56)
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.01.007. Minutes, 1929-1934.
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collection

RG2/B/B358 1.12. Minutes, 1925-1949.
Physical Description

1 vol.; 30 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.13. Minutes, 1928-1931.
Scope and Contents

"Minutes of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting, (Park Ave) between 11/11/28 and 9/13/31."

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 1.14. Minutes, 1932-1946.
Scope and Contents

Cover: "Book of Minutes, Baltimore Quarterly Meeting of Friends, 3-13-1932 - 6-9-1946." Title page: "The Book of Minutes and pertinent correspondence of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Park Ave-Stony Run)." Note: book is arranged in reverse chronological order.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B53
Physical Description

1 vol.; 29 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BQ.B358.01.008. Minutes, 1935-1941.
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.01.009 (1116/46C). Minutes, 1956-1969.
Box 1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.02.003 (1116/11). Minutes, 1703-1766, 1774.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B59(1855-1900)
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/B358 2.1. Minutes, 1775-1805.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B51
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 2.2. Minutes, 1807-1893.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B54
Physical Description

1 vol.; 40.5

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 2.3. Minutes (rough), 1845-1861.
Scope and Contents

Cover: "Quarterly Meeting Book." Rough draft.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B54
Physical Description

1 vol.; 21 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 2.4. Minutes (rough), 1862-1873.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B54
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 2.5. Minutes (rough), 1875-1884.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B54
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 2.6. Minutes (rough), 1885-1893.
Scope and Contents

Rough draft. 1893 joint sessions begin.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B54
Physical Description

1 vol.; 25.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BQ.B358.02.001. Minutes, 1855-1887.
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.02.002. Minutes, 1888-1900.
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/S361 4.3. Minutes, 1699-1716.
Box Sw 9
Scope and Contents

This volume (housed with Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting records) begins with the Quarterly Meeting of the Western Shore Ministers & Elders minutes from 1699 through 1716, before transitioning to the minute book for what is now Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting Ministry & Counsel.

RG2/B/B358 3.1. Minutes, 1759-1814.
Scope and Contents

Meeting at West River.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B54
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B90 (1759-71)
Physical Description

1 vol.; 33 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 3.2. Minutes, 1814-26.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B54
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 3.3. Minutes, 1863-1872.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B55
Physical Description

1 vol.; 19 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 3.4. Minutes, 1872-1884.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B55
Physical Description

1 vol.; 21.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 3.5. Minutes, 1885-1891.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B55
Physical Description

1 vol.; 19.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 3.6. Minutes, 1891-1892.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B55
Physical Description

1 vol.; 33 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 3.7. Minutes (rough), 1891-1897.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B55
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 3.8. Minutes, 1898-1909.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B55
Physical Description

1 vol.; 25.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 3.9. Minutes, 1910-1921.
Scope and Contents

"Baltimore Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders." Note: Name changed to Ministry and Counsel in 1914.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B55
Physical Description

1 vol.; 24 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/B358 3.10. Minutes, 1921-1951.
Scope and Contents

"Baltimore Quarterly Meeting of Ministry and Counsel 1921 - ."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B53
Physical Description

1 vol.; 26.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

1116/Box 3. Minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1834-1836.
General

Stored in folder labeled "Miscellaneous Papers, 1831-1840".

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B56 (1815-91)
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.03.001 (1116/48). Minutes of Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1852-1876.
Box 1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B59 (1852-93/60 (1902-11)
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.03.002. Minutes of Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1876-1893.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collection

HC.BQ.B358.03.003. Minuted of Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1902-1911.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.03.004 (1116/49). Minutes of Meeting on Ministry and Oversight, 1912-1926.
Box 1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B60
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.03.005. Minutes of Meeting on Ministry and Oversight, 1927-1941.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.03.006 (1116/Box HW-22). Minutes on Ministry Council, 1939-1957.
Box 2
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.03.007 (1116/Box HW-22). Minutes on Ministry Oversight, 1941-1950.
Box 2
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B60
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/B358 4.1. Report, 1812.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

RG2/B/B358 4.2. Minutes, 1895.
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/B/B358 4.3. Minutes, 1901-1909.
Scope and Contents

"Minutes of Baltimore First-day School Quarterly Union"

Physical Description

1 vol.; 26.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

HC.BQ.B358.04.001 (1116/Box 2). Reports and Minutes, 1790-1795, 1828-1835.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Includes discussion of Queries 1790-1795

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.04.002. Reports and Minutes, 1835-1842.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/B358 5.1. Answers to Queries Gunpowder Monthly Meeting, 1824.
Scope and Contents

1824 9mo.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BQ.B358.04.003 (1116/Box 2). Loose Papers, 1872-1955.
Box 2
General

11 items.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.04.004 (1116/50). Baltimore Junior Fellowhip Union Records, 1901-1906.
Box 2
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.04.005 (1116/Box HW-21). Scrapbook of Baltimore Quarterly Meeting, 1941-1950.
Scope and Contents

Contains reports from the monthly meetings within the Quarterly Meeting; Ashton, Baltimore, Deer Creek, Fishertown, Hopewell, Lincoln, Patuxent, and Washington Monthly Meetings.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BQ.B358.04.005 (1116/Box HW-22). Miscellaneous Papers from Baltimore Quarterly Meeting, 1950-1956.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Reports from Monthly Meetings, Treasurer's reports, queries, and other documents.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/B358 5.2. Clerks Notebook, 1958-1963.
Physical Description

1 vol.; 29 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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