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Deer Creek 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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Deer Creek was established as a monthly meeting by Nottingham Quarterly Meeting in 1760 among Friends in the area who had been "subjected to various Difficulties in attending the [Nottingham] Monthly Meeting, so well as is necessary, on Account of their distances & the frequent dangers of the River." The first meeting was held in 1760. Starting in 1806, the meeting met alternately at Deer Creek and Fawn, and variously at Deer Creek, Fawn, and Broad Creek from 1844 until 1949. During the Separation of 1828, the meeting's Hicksite majority retained control of the meeting house. Orthodox members withdrew and met in members' homes until a separate meeting house was built. A small number of Deer Creek Friends joined with others from Nottingham and Little Britain in 1855 to form a Wilburite Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The Hicksite and Orthodox branches united informally during the 1920s and formally in 1949, as Deer Creek Monthly Meeting (United).

Records of Deer Creek Monthly Meeting, pre-Separation, Orthodox, Hicksite, and United, 1742-2019. Includes men's and joint minutes 1760-2013, women's minutes 1760-1902, Ministers and Elders minutes 1868-1891, 1923-1937, vital records 1742-2001, financial records 1930-1936, property records 1876-1879, and committee records 1903-1906. Includes some digital records, including the meeting newsletter 2011-2013.

Divided into series: ; 1.Vital Records; 2.Men's and Joint Minutes; 3.Women's Minutes; 4.Ministers & Elders; 5.Financial Records; 6.Property Records; 7.Committee Records; 8.Miscellaneous.

See GEN. MSS Brown, Kirk, compiler for a partial abstract of records. Vol. 1.6 includes copies of deeds. Vol. 1.9 includes marriage licenses, certificates of removal, and requests for membership. Vol. 4.1 includes changes to the Book of Discipline.

Includes minutes from Deer Creek Preparative Meeting of Ministers & Elders 1868-1888, and Preparative Meeting on Ministry and Oversight 1888-1891.

Deposit. Digital records from the 2010s deposited by Wayne Finegar, General Secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, in 2020.

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. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

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Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

Collection Inventory

RG2/B/D441 3.1. Births and Deaths, 1742-1823.
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Births and Deaths Deer Creek M.M. 1761 - 1823."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B103/107
Physical Description

1 vol.; 31.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 3.3. Marriages, 1761-1822.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B107
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 3.2. Membership, 1789-1939.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B104
Physical Description

1 vol.; 40 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BM.D441.01.001 (1116/119). Membership Record, 1801-1902.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Includes, births, deaths, and marriage of members belonging to Deer Creek Monthly Meeting.

Laid in: Certificate of transfer for Priscilla Jones 1832.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B112
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/D441 3.4. Removals, 1810-1918.
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Deer Creek Removals 1810-1918." Includes removals sent and received.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B104/109
Physical Description

1 vol.; 24 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BM.D441.01.002 (1116/119). Membership Register, 1817-1911.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Includes, births, deaths, certificates of removal, and marriage of members belonging to Deer Creek Monthly Meeting.

Pages are not in consecutive order.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B110/112
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/D441 3.5. Marriages, 1822-1948.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B104
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441. Vital Statistics report to BYM Interchange (digital), 2001.
Physical Description

1 PDF file

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441. Apportionment Questionnaire responses to BYM (digital), 2012-2013.
Scope and Contents

Also includes a letter from Deer Creek to BYM voicing a concern about their 2012 apportionment and the level of engagement they have with the Yearly Meeting.

Physical Description

3 PDF files

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.1. Minutes, 1760-1770.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B105
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.2. Minutes, 1776-1782.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B105
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.3. Minutes, 1786-1801.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B105
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.4. Minutes, 1801-1819.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B106
Physical Description

1 vol.; 33 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.5. Minutes, 1819-1881.
Scope and Contents

Indexed minutes.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B106
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BM.D441.02.001 (1116/120). Minutes, 1819-1845.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B110/112
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.02.002 (1116/Box 6). Minutes, 1845-1854.
Box 45
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B112
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.01.001 (1116/120). Minutes, 1855-1856.
Box 45
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B112
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.02.004 (1116/121). Minutes, 1871-1888.
Box 45
Scope and Contents

Volume includes Deer Creek Preparative Meeting on Ministry & Oversight Minutes, 1888-1891, on pages 183-195.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B112
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/D441 1.6. Minutes, 1874-1887.
Scope and Contents

Includes copies of deeds from John Galbreath to D.J. Mcoy and Silas Warner (1870), Isaac Massey to Joshua Husband (1883), and Mary Silver to Trustees (1888). Also includes list of members of Deer Creek Particular Meeting (1884, 1888) and a list of Fawn members (1881).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B107
Physical Description

1 vol.; 35 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.7. Minutes, 1881-1938.
Scope and Contents

Indexed minutes.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B107
Physical Description

1 vol.; 36 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BM.D441.02.005 (1116/122). Minutes, 1889-1933.
General

Items laid in.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B112
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/D441 1.8. Minutes, 1932-1949.
Scope and Contents

Note: Last entry (8 mo 1949) describes the unification of the two monthly meetings under "Deer Creek United M.M. of Friends."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B107
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BM.D441.02.006 (1116/123). Minutes, 1933-1949.
Scope and Contents

Items laid in, including newspaper clippings of the uniting of the Meetings.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B111
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/D441 1.9. Minutes, 1949-1966.
Scope and Contents

Includes marriage licenses, certificates of removal, and requests for membership.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B108
Physical Description

1 vol.; 29 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.10. Minutes, 1967-1979.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.11. Minutes, 1980-1989.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.12. Minutes, 1990-1999.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.13. Minutes, 2000-2004.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.14. Minutes, 2004-2009.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 1.15. Minutes Log, 1969-2009.
Scope and Contents

Created in 2009. Includes minute dates, number of pages, clerk, recording clerk.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441. Minutes (digital), March 2013.
Physical Description

1 PDF file

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/D441 2.1. Minutes, 1760-1796.
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Womens Monthly Meeting Book for Deer Creek Commencing 2nd 12th Mo 1760."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B105
Physical Description

1 vol.; 32.5 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BM.D441.03.001 (1116/124). Minutes, 1828-1852.
Box 45
General

Items laid in.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B111
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.03.002 (1116/124). Minutes, 1837-1855.
Box 45
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/D441 2.2. Minutes, 1840-1894.
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Deer Creek Monthly Meeting Book- Women Friends 1840-1894." Note: Following the minutes in this volume, the men's and women's meeting met jointly.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B107
Physical Description

1 vol.; 20 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BM.D441.03.003 (1116/125). Minutes, 1855-1962.
Box 45
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B111
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.03.004. Minutes, 1954-1963.
Box 46
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.03.005 (1116/125). Minutes, 1869-1884.
Box 46
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B111
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.03.006 (1116/125). Minutes, 1884-1901.
Box 46
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B111
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.04.001 (1116/128). Preparative Meeting of Ministers Elders: Minutes, 1868-1888.
Box 46
Scope and Contents

One pkg. contains two volumes. Volume 1 has extracts from Baltimore Quarterly Meeting of Ministers & Elders. Volume two has Meeting accounts on pages 90-93. Includes expenditure for a new meeting house in Darlington, Maryland.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B111
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/D441 4.1. Minutes, 1923-1937.
Scope and Contents

Title page marked: "Minutes of Deer Creek Monthly Meeting of Ministry and Counsel." Includes changes to the Book of Discipline adopted by Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1929 (loose sheets).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B107
Physical Description

1 vol.; 26 cm

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.BM.D441.05.001 (1116/127). Account Book, 1930-1936.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.05.002 (1116/Box HW-3v). Deeds for Deer Creek Meeting House, 1829-1909.
Box 46
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.BM.D441.04.002 (1116/126). Pastoral Committee: Minutes, 1903-1906.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B111
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/D441. Newsletter (digital), December 2011 - June 2013.
Physical Description

19 PDF files

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

1116/Box HW-3v. Papers Regarding Deer Creek Meeting House and School, 1876-1879.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location:

  1. Haverford: No Film
  2. Swarthmore: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/B/D441. Spiritual State of the Meeting reports (digital), 2008-2019.
Scope and Contents

Lacking 2009 and 2018

Physical Description

10 PDF files

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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