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Chester 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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Chester Monthly Meeting was established as a monthly meeting for Marcus Hook and Upland by the general meeting held at Burlington in 1681. Its first business sessions were held in Eleventh Month, 1681/1682. In Twelfth Month, 1683/1684, the meeting became part of Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two branches of this monthly meeting were formed.

Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite): In 1934, Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued, and its two preparative meetings, Chester and Providence, were established as monthly meetings. Chester Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) then became the new Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). In 1948, Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) merged with the Twenty-Fourth Street Monthly Meeting --formerly Chester Preparative Meeting (Orthodox)-- to form Chester United Monthly Meeting of Friends. This meeting was the forerunner of the current Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends, and continuing records are described here.

Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox): In 1948, Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) released some of its members to form Springfield Monthly Meeting. The members of Chester Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) merged with Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). The membership of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was therefore identical with that of Media Preparative Meeting, its only remaining preparative meeting. The preparative meeting was accordingly discontinued. In 1952, the monthly meeting became a united meeting by affiliation with the two Concord Quarterly Meetings. In 1952, the Orthodox branch became a united meeting by affiliation with the two Concord Quarterly Meetings. In 1955, the meeting's name was changed to "Media Monthly Meeting". This is currently an active monthly meeting, and its records can be found in the "Media Monthly Meeting Records" collection.

Records of the Chester Monthly Meetings in Chester and Media, Pennsylvania. Includes: births, deaths, marriage certificates, and other vital records, 1677-1961; men's, women's, and joint minutes, 1681-1984; records of the Meeting of Worship and Ministry and Overseers and its predecessors; financial records; and committee and other miscellaneous records. Of additional interest are pre-Separation accounts of sufferings, 1778-1783; manumissions, 1776-1780; and a series of scrapbooks assembled by Gilbert Cope which contain a variety of meeting acknowledgements, disownments, removals, and other records.

Deposit

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Date
2011
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 Repositories 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/Ph/C433 3.1. Acknowledgments disownments, 1700-1733.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of statements of apology by offending members, 1700-1733. Volume also contains: Disownments, 1708-1733.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 104
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.1. Acknowledgments, 1847-1858.
Scope and Contents

Removed from Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) miscellaneous papers, 1759-1931.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 folder (4 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.2. Memorandum of births buryall[s] of the Monthly-meetin[g] of Chester, 1677-1884.
Scope and Contents

Register contains pre-Separation and Orthodox vital records as follows: Births (1677-1884) and deaths (1682-1884).

General

Missing letters in original title have been supplied in brackets.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph99
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 3.2. Disownments, 1759, 1762.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 folder (2 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.3. Disownments, 1837-1860.
Scope and Contents

Removed from Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) miscellaneous papers, 1759-1931.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 folder (45 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 3.3. Marriage certificates, 1692-1782.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of marriage certificates, 1692-1782. Volume also contains removals received, 1704-1733.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph99
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 3.4. Certificates of clearness for marriage, 1745-1756.
Scope and Contents

Certificates for Rees Willames, 1744-1745, and Jonah Preston, 1756.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 folder (2 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.4, 3.5. Chester Monthly Meeting Book B for recording marriage certificates, 1782-1928.
Scope and Contents

Index covers from 1782 to 1895 only; not filmed.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph99
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (366 p.) + Index.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 3.1. Marriage certificates, 1828-1916.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph91, 95
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 2.10. Record book of marriage certificates, 1928-1950.
Scope and Contents

Typescript copies of certificates for marriages held under the meeting's oversight.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v. (p. 1-73)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 2.1. Marriage certificates (Media), 1928-1961.
Scope and Contents

Deposited by Media Monthly meeting and housed with Media Monthly Meeting records.

General

Photostatic copies of marriage certificates.

Filmed to 1961.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph297 (to 1961)
  2. Haverford: No film
Physical Description

1 v. (loose-leaf)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.6. List of the members, Tenth Month 27, 1827, 1827-1838.
Scope and Contents

Includes Hicksite disownments. "Those marked + were members at the time of the seperation [sic] 10mo 27 1827."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.7. Membership, 1827-1884.
Scope and Contents

Register contains information on births, deaths, marriages, removals, etc.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph91
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 3.2. Membership, 1827-1884.
Scope and Contents

Membership register includes births, 1827-1855; deaths, 1828-1883. Also contains information on marriages and removals.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph91, 95, 104
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. ; 32 cm + 4 sheets (in envelope)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.8-3.9. Membership, 1885.
Scope and Contents

Packets containing draft material for membership register begun in 1885. Includes membership information prior to First Month 1, 1885 (1 packet); membership information after First Month 1, 1885 (2 packets).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

3 items (1.5 linear ft.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.10. Membership, 1885-1925.
Scope and Contents

Register contains information on births, deaths, marriages and removals.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph99
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 3.3. Membership, 1886-1934.
Scope and Contents

Membership register includes information on births, deaths, and removals for Chester, Middletown, and Providence Preparative Meetings. Pertinent papers laid in.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph91, 95
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 3.4. Membership, 1916-1934.
Scope and Contents

Membership register contains information on births, deaths, removals, etc. for Chester, Middletown, and Providence Preparative Meetings.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph91, 95
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 2.3. Membership (Media), 1925-1957.
Scope and Contents

Register contains information on births, deaths, marriages, removals, etc. Housed with records of Media Monthly Meeting.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 2.1. Membership, 1935-1959.
Scope and Contents

Membership records of Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends and of its predecessors, Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and Chester United Monthly Meeting of Friends, 1935-1959. Included are: removals, marriages, deaths, and some births.

General

Filmed only to 1947

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph91 (to 1947)
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 3.5. Removals issued, 1748-1767.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 folder (10 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 3.6. Removals issued, 1765-1816.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of letters recommending persons transferring to other meetings, 1765-1816. Includes index. Pertinent papers laid in.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph104
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. + 4 items

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.11. Removals issued, 1816-1936.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of letters issued on behalf of members transferring to other meetings, 1816-1936. Includes pre-Separation removals issued, 1816-1827. Pertinent papers removed from volume and placed in accompanying folder.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph104
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. + 1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 3.5. Removals issued, 1828-1916.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of certificates issued on behalf of persons transferring to other meetings, 1828-1916.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v. + 2 items

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 3.12. Removals received, 1844-1861.
Scope and Contents

Removed from Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) miscellaneous papers, 1759-1931.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 folder (3 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 1.1. Minutes [rough], 1681-1707.
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes of Chester Monthly Meeting, 1681-1707. Volume also includes births and deaths, 1677-1711; removals received, 1688-1703; accounts, 1692-1705; and rough minutes of Chester Quarterly Meeting, 1684-1687. Also included is a testimony against selling strong liquors to Native Americans, 1687, with original signatures of early members. Original cover of book bound in at end: "The Register Book belonging to Marcus hook and Upland (?) Meeting ye 3rd of ye 6 monthly 1681."

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph92
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 1.2-1.6. Minutes, 1681-1826.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the pre-Separation meeting as follows: 1.2 1681-1721, 1.3 1722-1745, 1.4 1745-1778, 1.5 1778-1802, 1.6 1802-1826.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 92 (1681-1721, 1722-45)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 93 (1745-78, 1778-1802)
  3. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 100 (1802-26)
  4. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

5 v. (3 linear ft.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 1.7. Minutes [rough], 1707-1728.
Scope and Contents

Minutes from First Month 31, 1707 to Third Month 27, 1728. "Gilbert Cope, binder. 1874"--Front endpaper.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph92
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 1.8-1.38. Minutes [rough], 1716-1820.
Scope and Contents

Rough or clerks' copies of minutes from Twelfth Month 25, 1716 to Ninth Month 20, 1820. Volumes include 1.8 1716-1720, 1.9 1724-1726, 1.10 1728-1731, 1.11 1731-1733, 1.12 1733-1736, 1.13 1737-1739, 1.14 1740-1745, 1.15 1745-1750, 1.16 1750-1754, 1.17 1755-1758, 1.18 1758-1760, 1.19 1760-1762, 1.20 1762-1763, 1.21 1764-1765, 1.22 1766-1770, 1.23 1771-1773, 1.24 1773-1776, 1.25 1777-1781, 1.26 1781-1782, 1.27 1782-1786, 1.28 1787-1789, 1.29 1790-1792, 1.30 1792-1795, 1.31 1795-1797, 1.32 1797-1803, 1.33 1814, 1.34 1815, 1.35 1815-1816, 1.36 1816-1818, 1.37 1818-1819, 1.38 1819-1820.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

31 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 1.39. Minutes [rough], 1760-1769.
Scope and Contents

Rough or clerks' copies of minutes from First Month 28, 1760 to Sixth Month 29, 1769.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 1.40. Recorded minutes [abstracts], 1761-1826.
Scope and Contents

Includes excerpts from the minutes of members mentioned (marriage intention, membership transfers, acknowledgements, etc.). Front flyleaf ownership marker of Minshall Painter "Minshall Painters 1857." Cover label notes "Book 2nd Records."

Second half of blank book is "Abstracts from the Minutes of Chester Quarterly Meeting" covering 1687-1693, apparently excerpted by Minshall Painter and mostly covering discipline of members by the Quarter.

Physical Description

1 volume (front board detached)

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation

RG2/Ph/C431 1.1-1.4. Minutes, 1827-1926.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Hicksite monthly meeting as follows: 1.1 1827-1875, 1.2 1875-1900, 1.3 1900-1913, 1.4 1914-1926. Minutes, 1926-1934 with: Providence Monthly Meeting of Friends Minutes, 1934-1937.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph94
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

4 v. (3 linear ft.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 1.5-1.8. Minutes [rough], 1845-1854.
Scope and Contents

Includes 1.5 1837-1849, 1.6 1849-1865, 1.7 1865-1880, 1.8 1880-1891.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

4 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 1.7-1.8. Minutes, 1934-1948.
Scope and Contents

Minutes from Sixth Month 17, 1934 to Seventh Month 8, 1943 and from Eighth Month 10, 1943 to Ninth Month 8, 1948. Volume for 1934-1943 also contains minutes of Chester Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1928-1934.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph96 (1943-48)
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

2 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 1.1-1.7. Minutes, 1827-1948.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and of its predecessor as follows: 1827-1855, 1855-1883, 1884-1905, 1906-1920, 1920-1930, 1931-1941, 1941-1948. Volume for 1827-1855 contains pre-Separation minutes to 10mo 1827 and membership list, 1829.

General

Joint sessions in which men and women meet together for business begin in 1919.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph100 (1827-55)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph101 (1855-83, 1884-1905)
  3. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph102 (1906-20, 1920-30, 1931-40)
  4. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph103 (1941-48)
  5. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

7 v. ; 3 linear ft.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 1.1. Minutes, 1948-1954.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Chester United Monthly Meeting (1948-1955) from Ninth Month 19, 1948 to Twelfth Month 9, 1954. Includes membership lists, 1948, 1949, 1952.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph95, 97
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 1.2-1.6. Minutes, 1955-1984.
Scope and Contents

Minutes as follows: 1.2 1955-1961, 1.3 1962-1966, 1.4 1967-1970, 1.5 1971-1980, 1.6 1981-1984. Volume for 1955-1961 contains minutes of Chester United Monthly Meeting to Fifth Month, 1955.

General

Microfilmed to December 1970.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 97 (1955-61, 1962-66, 1967-70)
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

4 v. + 1 folder (6 linear feet)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 2.1-2.3. Minutes, 1695-1815.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the pre-Separation women's meeting as follows: 2.1 1695-1733, 2.2 1733-1779, 2.3 1780-1815. Volume 1695-1733 also contains: Acknowledgments, 1695-1717; disownments, 1712-1717; and accounts, 1701-1741.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph98 (1695-1733, 1733-79)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph105 (1780-1815)
  3. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

3 v. (1.5 linear ft.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 2.10. Minutes [rough], 1783-1787.
Scope and Contents

Bound by Gilbert Cope, 1875. Front flyleaf (presumably in Gilbert Cope's hand) "Minutes of Chester Monthly Meeting 12-29-1783 to 10-29-1787 Margaret Minshall, Clerk."

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation

RG2/Ph/C433 2.4-2.9. Minutes [rough], 1805-1821.
Scope and Contents

Includes 2.4 1805-1807, 2.5 1807-1809, 2.6 1809-1810, 2.7 1810-1813, 2.8 1813-1815, 2.9 1815-1821.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

6 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 2.1-2.3. Minutes, 1815-1919.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Orthodox monthly meeting of women Friends, 1815-1855, 1856-1907, 1908-1919. Volume for 1815-1855 contains pre-Separation women's minutes, 1815-1827.

General

Joint sessions with men began in 1919.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph105 (1815-55)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph106 (1856-1907, 1908-19)
  3. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

3 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 2.1-2.3. Minutes, 1827-1900.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Hicksite meeting of women Friends, 2.1 1827-1854, 2.2 1855-1875, 2.3 1876-1900. Volume for 1876-1900 includes minutes of joint sessions with men, Fourth Month 21, 1891-Twelfth Month 25, 1900.

General

Joint sessions in which men and women met together for business began in 1891.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 98 (1827-1854)
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

3 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 2.4. Minutes [rough], 1828-1830.
Scope and Contents

Transferred in 2010 from the Painter Family Papers (RG5/110).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 2.5. Minutes [rough], 1845-1854.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 3.1. Minutes, 1928-1953.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Committee of Ministry and Counsel of Chester United Monthly Meeting, 1949-1953 (p. 100-130). Volume also contains the following: Minutes of the Committee of Ministry and Counsel of Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1928-1934 (p. 1-43); minutes of joint sessions of the Committees of Ministry and Counsel of Chester and Providence Monthly Meetings, 1934-1936 (p. 44-89); Minutes of the Committee of Ministry and Counsel of Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1mo 16, 1937 (p. 90); minutes of meetings of Ministers and Elders of Chester Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), the Committee of Ministry and Counsel of Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), and Overseers of both meetings, 1941-1942 (p. 94-99).

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1 v.

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Affiliation: Hicksite/Orthodox/United

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 4.1-4.4. Minutes, 1825-1901.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Orthodox meeting of ministers and elders as follows: 1825-1828, 1842-1865, 1866-1875, 1877-1901. Volume for 1825-1828 contains pre-Separation minutes, 1825-1827.

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4 v.

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 4.1-4.2. Minutes, 1876-1902.
Scope and Contents

Minutes from Fourth Month 25, 1876 to Tenth Month 21, 1902.

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2 v.

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Affiliation: Hicksite

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 4.3. Minutes, 1903-1928.
Scope and Contents

Volume includes minutes of the Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1903-1918.

General

Meeting's name changed from "Ministers and Elders" to "Ministry and Counsel" in 1918.

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1 v. ; 21 cm

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Affiliation: Hicksite

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 4.6. Minutes, 1923-1944.
Scope and Contents

Volume includes minutes of Worship & Ministry, 1923-1944.

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1 v.

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 3.2. Minutes, 1953-1977.
Scope and Contents

Minute book of the Meeting of Worship and Ministry and Overseers, 1953- 1977. Contains the following: minutes of the Committee of Ministry and Counsel, Fourth Month 12, 1953 - Tenth Month 24, 1954; minutes of the Meeting on Worship and Ministry, Firth Month 2, 1955 - Tenth Month 24, 1962; minutes of the Meeting of Worship and Ministry and Overseers, Eleventh Month 28, 1962 - Sixth Month 6, 1977. Membership list (1976) laid in.

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1 v.

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Affiliation: United

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 4.5. Visiting minute for Sarah Emlen, Ninth Month 28, 1846.
Scope and Contents

Returning minute from Baltimore Yearly Meeting (Tenth Month, 1846) on verso.

General

Removed from Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) miscellaneous papers, 1759-1931.

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2 items (on 1 leaf), foldered

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Affiliation: Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 5.1. Account book [women], 1823-1844.
Scope and Contents

Includes accounts of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1823-1827.

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1 v.

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 5.2. Account book, 1880-1927.
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1 v.

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Affiliation: Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 4.1. Treasurers' Account Book, 1960-1976.
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1 v.

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 4.2. Miscellaneous Financial Records, 1953-1963.
Scope and Contents

Includes Education and Miscellaneous Contributions Committee Reports and Papers.

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1 folder

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Miscellaneous Deeds and Trustee Agreements, 1731-1860.
Scope and Contents

Deeds to meeting's property.

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

RG2/Ph/C432++ 6.1 and 6.2. Deeds, 1851-1904.
Folder RG2 OVERSIZE
Scope and Contents

Deeds related to meeting's properties.

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1 oversize folder and 1 regular folder

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Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 4.1. A Synopsis of the trusts by which the meeting house in Chester belonging to the Friends is held, 1736-1827.
Scope and Contents

Includes the following: abstracts of trusts to meeting house, school house lot, lot bought of Jesse Maris; subscription list for purchase of funeral bier; names of trustees, 1736-1827.

General

Pages heavily foxed.

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1 v. in folder

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432++ 6.2. Blueprints of proposed alterations to [Media] meeting house and school, 1935-1937.
Folder RG2 OVERSIZE
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13 items

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Affiliation: Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 5.1. Account of sufferings, 1778-1781.
Scope and Contents

Accounts of Friends' sufferings for refusing to pay fines and/or taxes intended for military purposes.

General

Pages heavily foxed.

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1 v. in envelope

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 5.2-5.3. Account of sufferings, 1778-1783.
Scope and Contents

Record of Friends' sufferings for refusing to pay taxes intended for military purposes and/or fines for not serving in the militia.

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2 v.

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 7.1. Account book : school fund, 1900-1921.
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1 v.

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Affiliation: Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 7.2. Minutes, 1843-1918.
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1 v.

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 7.3. Minutes, 1933-1938.
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1 folder

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 5.1. Miscellaneous papers, 1953-1963.
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1 folder

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 5.1. Roll book, 1890-1901.
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1 v.

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Affiliation: Hicksite

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C431 5.2. Teachers' Meeting Minutes, 1910-1934.
Scope and Contents

Minutes from Fifth Month 21, 1910 to Ninth Month 27, 1934.

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1 v.

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Affiliation: Hicksite

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Scope and Contents

Binder's title: Certificates, testimonies and acknowledgments.

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.1. Certificate Scrapbook, 1733-1774.
Scope and Contents

Includes certificates of removal (both sent and received), certificates of clearness, disownments, acknowledgements, and traveling minutes. These documents are organized chronologically. This volume also includes a name index.

Physical Description

471 items

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.2. Certificate Scrapbook, 1775-1789.
Scope and Contents

Includes certificates of removal (both sent and received), certificates of clearness, disownments, acknowledgements, traveling minutes, and some manumissions. These documents are organized chronologically. This volume also includes a name index.

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504 items

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.3. Certificate Scrapbook, 1790-1809.
Scope and Contents

Includes certificates of removal (both sent and received), clearness certificates, disownments, acknolwedgements, and traveling minutes. These documents are organized chronologically. This volume also includes a name index.

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526 items

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.4. Certificate Scrapbook, 1810-1825.
Scope and Contents

Includes certificates of removal (both sent and received), certificates of clearness, disownments, acknowledgements, and traveling minutes. Also contains a few financial documents, such as budgets and lists of expenses. The documents in this volume are organized chronologically. This volume also includes a name index.

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441 items

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.5. Certificate Scrapbook, 1826-1845.
Scope and Contents

Includes certificates of removal (both sent and received), certificates of clearness, disownments, acknowledgements, and traveling minutes These documents are organized chronologically. This volume also includes a name index.

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447 items

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.6. Certificate Scrapbook, 1846-1912.
Scope and Contents

Includes certificates of removal (both sent and received), certificates of clearness, disownments, acknowledgements, and traveling minutes These documents are organized chronologically. This volume also includes a name index.

Physical Description

445 items

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.7. Miscellaneous papers, 1750-1885.
Scope and Contents

Extracts from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting minutes, epistles received, advices, answers to queries, quotas, reports, as well as other kinds of papers.

General

Assembled in scrapbook form by Gilbert Cope in 1887.

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1 v. (251 items)

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.8. Miscellaneous papers, 1759-1931.
Scope and Contents

Includes: deeds and other property records, epistles received, extracts of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting minutes, receipts and other financial records, miscellaneous school records, etc.

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1 box (24 folders) ; 1.5 linear ft.

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C433 6.1. Manumissions, 1776-1780.
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1 v. in envelope

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 6.1-6.4. Clerk's correspondence, 1942-1958.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence of Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite): 6.1 1942-1948, 6.2 1949-1952, 6.3 1953-1955, 6.4 1956-1958.

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4 v. (2 linear ft.)

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Affiliation: Hicksite/United

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.9. Notebook, ca. 1923-1941.
Scope and Contents

Notebook containing lists of clerks, ministers & elders, recorders, trustees, etc. for Chester Monthly Meeting, Concord Quarterly Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and other monthly and quarterly meetings within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1789-1941. Begun ca. 1923, probably by William Biddle, presented to Clement E. Allen and continued by him to 1941. Includes pre-Separation, Hicksite, and Orthodox lists.

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1 v.

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.10. Notebook, ca. 1935-1948.
Scope and Contents

Notebook containing lists of committee appointments and other actions of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox).

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1 v.

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Affiliation: Orthodox/United

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432 8.11. Chester Monthly Meeting News, 1929.
Scope and Contents

Description based on: Tenth Month, 1929; title from caption.

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28 cm.

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Affiliation: Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C43 6.5. News and Calendar, 2002-2004 (gaps).
Scope and Contents

Title varies: Calendar and News (2002-2003).

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1 folder

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Affiliation: United

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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