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Darby Monthly Meeting Records

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Held at: Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]

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.

Overview and metadata sections

Darby Monthly Meeting was established in 1684 by Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting out of Chester Monthly Meeting. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

Darby Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) removed to Lansdowne in 1831. It was discontinued in 1849 and its members were transferred to Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox).

Darby Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955, was the forerunner of the current Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends.

Records include: minutes since 1684; vital records since 1670; women's minutes; ministers and elders' minutes; financial and property records, etc. Records include a digitized minute book (held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania) and a digital press release related to Darby Meeting's history with the Underground Rail Road.

Deposit

A series of acidic scrapbooks with miscellaneous meeting records, 1682-1919, were disassembled and the contents stored by genre type in acid-free folders. These scrapbooks were filmed, probably in the 1940s, and can be viewed on Reel MR-Ph 150 in Friends Historical Library. Loose records, deposited by the meeting, have been added to these folders and the same are described in the inventory below.

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends.
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/D3 3.1. Acknowledgments, 1705-1849.
Scope and Contents

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

47 items (in folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.2. Births and deaths, 1670-1890.
Scope and Contents

"A List of the births recorded in the books of the Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends / compiled ... from the original books of record by Morgan Bunting" With: A List of the deaths recorded in the books of the Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends (1682-1891) / compiled ... by Morgan Bunting.

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. (74, 51 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.3. Births and deaths, 1756-1865.
Scope and Contents

Register contains the following: Births (1756-1856); Deaths (1831-1865) entered on pages numbered in opposite direction to Births. Includes indexes. Opposite pages bear duplicate numbering.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph139
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (96, 96, 63, 63 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.4. Burials (Darby, Pa.), 1692-1968.
Scope and Contents

Record of interments at Friends' Burial Ground, Darby, Pa., 1692-1968. Includes some interments outside Darby, 1966-1968.

General

Rebinding, the gift of Mary Verlenden, July 1968.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 140 (to 1958)
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. ([85] p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.5. Deaths, 1784-1898.
Scope and Contents

Register also contains: album of John H. Andrews (1820-1827) entered on pages numbered in opposite direction to deaths. Record of deaths kept by Hannah Davis until near her death on 4mo 12 1810; and continued by her son Hugh Lloyd until 1820, when he asked John H. Andrews to keep it. Andrews kept the death record until 1828, at which time the register was lost. It was recovered in 1858 and given to George Serrill. Serrill copied the deaths from different sources up to 3mo 5th 1858 (inclusive) and kept the record until 1898.

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. ([58], [10] p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.6. Disownments and acknowledgments, 1705-1783 and n.d.
Scope and Contents

Box contains the following: Acknowledgments (1705-1769 and n.d.); disownments (1707-1783). Also included are: certificates of clearness to marry (1750-1758); miscellaneous minute extracts (1731-1752); papers relating to various disciplinary matters (1751, 1754, 1765); removal (1755); letter from Baltimore Yearly Meeting acknowledging William Horne's visit (1758); travelling certificate for William Horne (1763); acknowledgment to Chester Monthly Meeting (1723); receipt (1757); copy of epistle from Quarterly Meeting concerning contribution recommended by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (1723).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

116 items (in box)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.7-3.8. Disownments, 1809-1849 and n.d.
Scope and Contents

Disownments as follows: 1809-1811, 1828-1849 and undated. Volumes are 3.7 A-H and 3.8 J-W.

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

226 items (in 2 folders)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.9. Marriage certificates, 1684-1848.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of marriage certificates, 1684-1848. Includes pre- Separation and Hicksite records. Includes index. Typescript copy of certificates (1684-1712) inserted in front of book. Title page and cover have date: 1694-1848.

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph139
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (376 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.10. Certificates of clearness for marriage, 1721-1832.
Scope and Contents

Copies of parental consent and certificates of clearness for marriage, 1721 -1832.

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

4 items (1 folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.11. Marriage certificates, 1730-1745.
Scope and Contents

Copies of marriage certificates (non-Quaker), 1730-1745.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

6 items (in folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.12. Marriage certificates, 1828-1844.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of marriage certificates. Includes index.

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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. (8, 19 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.13. Membership, 1808-1855.
Scope and Contents

Register contains information on deaths, disownments, removals, marriages.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 139
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. ([45] p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.14. Membership, 1827-1895.
Scope and Contents

Membership register contains: information on births, deaths, removals, marriages, etc.; membership list, 1879. Includes index.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 139
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. ([106] p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.15. Membership, 1828-1849.
Scope and Contents

Membership register of the Orthodox monthly meeting. Includes information on births, deaths, disownments, removals, etc. Opposite pages bear duplicate numbering.

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. (24, 23a p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.16. [Register], 1682-1839.
Scope and Contents

Record book contains the following: Births (1684-1839) and deaths (1682- 1835).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph139
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (211 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.17. [Register], 1827-1849.
Scope and Contents

Register contains the following: Births and deaths, 1827-1849; removals issued, 1828-1848. Includes index to removals.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph149
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (6, 27)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.18. Removals received, 1713-1776.
Scope and Contents

Certificates of removal received from other meetings for persons who were moving within the compass of Darby Monthly Meeting. Also included is one item relating to a disciplinary matter (1765).

General

Filed in box with: Removals issued, 1760-1772.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

100 items (in box)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.20-3.21. Removals issued, 1751-1797.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's record of certificates of removal for persons moving within the compass of other meetings. Volumes as follows: 3.19 1751-1772 & 3.20 1772-1797.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph146
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

2 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.19. Removals issued, 1760-1772.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of certificates issued to persons removing within the compass of other meetings. Included are the following: Joseph Randal (1760 5mo 1); Jonathan Paschall (1760 10mo 30); Mary Matson (1772 4mo 30).

General

Filed in box with: Removals received (1713-1776), but foldered separately.

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

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.22-3.23. Removals issued, 1797-1924.
Scope and Contents

Record of certificates of removal issued by Darby Monthly Meeting for members transferring to other meetings (1797-1854) and (1854-1924). Volumes are 3.22 1797-1854, and 3.23 1854-1924.

General

Filed in box with: Removals received (1713-1776), but foldered separately.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 146
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

2 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.24-3.27. Removals received [women], 1707-1846.
Scope and Contents

Original certificates of removal for women Friends. Includes pre-Separation and Orthodox certificates.

General

Filed with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882 (Box 2).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

342 items (in 4 folders)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 3.28. Vital records [abstract], 1670-1891.
Scope and Contents

Compiled by Morgan Bunting. Abstract contains the following: Births (1670-1890); marriages (1684-1891) with index to maiden names mentioned in marriages list; cases of discipline on account of marriage (interspersed with marriages); removals received and sent (1682-1890); deaths (1682-1891). Errata slip laid in between leaves 1 and 2. Volumes are 3.28 vital records (abstract), 3.29 Births and Deaths 1682-1835, 3.30 Births, Abstract 1670-1880, 3.31 Births and Deaths 1827-1849, and removals 1827-1849.

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. (31, [99], 20 leaves)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.19. Minutes [extracts], 1684-1763.
Scope and Contents

Extracts from the first volume of minutes of Darby 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. (12 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.1-1.3. Minutes, 1684-1807.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the pre-Separation men's meeting as follows: 1684-1763; 1763-1783; 1783-1807. Volume (1684-1763) also contains: births (1670-1718); deaths (1682-1718); marriage certificates (1684-1712); removals received (1682-1707). Accompanied by a separate index (1684-1891).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph141
  2. 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/D3 1.20. Extracts, 1684-1849.
Scope and Contents

Extracts from the minutes of Darby Monthly Meeting, Concord Quarterly Meeting, and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1684-1848, with related correspondence, 1855 & 1882.

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.4-1.5. Minutes [rough], 1752-1771.
Scope and Contents

Rough or clerk's copies of minutes as follows: 1752-1757 (copybook) & 1752-1771 (unbound, with gaps).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph150
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

2 folders (1 v., 61 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Minutes-rough [digitized surrogate], 1743-1801.
Scope and Contents

Digitized surrogate. Clerk's copy of minutes with coverage 1743-1749, 1796-1798, 1799-1801.

RG2/Ph/D3 1.6, 1.17. Minutes-Rough, 1760-1763.
Scope and Contents

Accompanied by: Index (1 folder ; 34 cm.).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph142
  2. Haverford: Film 58
Physical Description

1 v. (64 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.7-1.11. Minutes, 1807-1950.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women as follows: 1827-1833; 1833-1856; 1857-1891; 1891-1922; 1922- 1950. Volume (1807-1833) contains minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1807-1827. Volumes are 1.12 1807-1833, 1.13 1833-1856, 1.14 1857-1891, 1.15 1891-1922, 1.16 1922-1950.

General

Joint sessions in which men and women meet together for business begin in 1891.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 143 (1807-33, 1833-56, 1857-91)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 144 (1891-1922, 1922-50)
  3. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

5 v. (3 linear ft.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.21. Minutes [extracts], 1827-1828.
Scope and Contents

Typescript copies of minutes relating to the Hicksite Separation (1827- 1828).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

2 items in folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.12. Minutes-Rough, 1827-1836.
Scope and Contents

Rough copies of minutes of the Orthodox men's meeting, 9mo 25, 1827-6mo 28, 1836. 1.18a index also includes: Women's minutes (1826-1840).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 142
  2. Haverford: Film 58
Physical Description

1 v. (261 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.13. Minutes, 1827-1849.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Orthodox men's meeting as follows: 9mo 25, 1827-5mo 1, 1849. Includes index.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph148
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (257, 26 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.14. Minutes [rough], 1879-1888.
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes as follows: 1mo 20, 1879-12mo 24, 1888. Membership list (3mo 1879) laid in.

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. (123 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.15. Minutes, 1951-1974.
Scope and Contents

Minute book contains the following: Hicksite minutes, 1951-1955; united meeting minutes, 1955-1974.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 294
  2. Haverford: Film 21Q
Physical Description

1 v. (400 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 1.16. Minutes index, 1684-1891.
Scope and Contents

Includes women's minutes.

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/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 2.1. Minutes, 1684-1796.
Scope and Contents

Early minutes transcribed in 1729.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph148
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (418 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 2.2. Minutes [copy], 1684-1796.
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of women's minute book (1684-1796) by Anna M. Bunting, 1900-1901; indexed by Morgan Bunting, 1902. Includes index. Corrections included: p. 427-428. "Copied from the original minute book now in possession of Orthodox Friends at their meeting house in Media by Anna M. Bunting, 1900-1901."

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. ([36], 428 p.) ; 37 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 2.3-2.7. Minutes [rough], 1748-1826.
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting as follows: 2.3 1748-1760, 2.4 1760-1774, 2.5 1807-1809, 2.6 1809-1815, 2.7 1815-1826.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

5 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 2.8. Minutes [copy], 1796-1827.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy of minutes of the pre-Separation meeting of women Friends (9mo 1, 1796-5mo 29, 1827). Volume also includes minutes of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1827-1828. Copied from the original minute book by Morgan Bunting, 1896-1897. Orthodox minutes copied in red ink on p. 259-262.

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. ([18], 262 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 2.9. Minutes, 1796-1849.
Scope and Contents

Volume contains the following: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting of women Friends (9mo 1, 1796-5mo 29, 1827) and minutes of the Orthodox meeting of women Friends (6mo 26, 1827-5mo 1, 1849).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph149
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (477 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 2.10-2.11. Minutes [rough], 1826-1849.
Scope and Contents

Rough copies of minutes of the Orthodox meeting of women Friends. Includes minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1826-1827. Index (1826-1840) in folder with index to men's minutes [rough], 1827-1836. Volumes are 2.10 1826-1827 and 2.11 1826-1840.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph142 (1826-40)
  2. Haverford: Film 58 (1826-40)
Physical Description

2 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 2.12-2.13. Minutes, 1827-1891.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Hicksite meeting of women Friends as follows: 6mo 26, 1827-3mo 26, 1857; 4mo 21, 1857-1mo 19, 1891. Volumes are 2.12 1827-1857 and 2.13 1857-1891.

General

Joint sessions in which men and women meet together for business begin in 1891.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph145, 147
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

2 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 2.15. Minutes [rough], 1840-1849.
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/D3 2.14. Minutes [rough], 1864-1878.
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 10mo 25, 1864-6mo 24, 1878.

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. (188 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 4.1. Minutes, 1828-1849.
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. ([45] p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

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RG2/Ph/D3 4.2. Minutes, 1861-1901.
Scope and Contents

Minutes as follows: 1861-1864; 1868-1901. There is a gap from 7mo 24 1864 to 1867 inclusive. Queries laid in.

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1 v. ([165 p.])

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 4.3. Minutes, 1902-1919.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Darby (Hicksite) Meeting of Ministry and Counsel from 7mo 21, 1918 to 10mo 19, 1919; and minutes of its predecessor, the Ministers and Elders' Meeting from 1mo 16, 1902 to 4mo 21, 1918.

General

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

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1 v. (110 p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 4.4. Travelling certificates, 1829-1848.
Scope and Contents

Travelling certificates recommending ministers and those who accompanied them from Darby Monthly Meeting, 1829-1848. Includes minutes for William Carter, Jane Garrett, Hannah Gibbons, Samuel Rhoads, Sarah Rhoads, and Abigail Richards.

General

Filed in box with: miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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15 items (in folder)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 5.1. Meeting for Sufferings Account book, 1775-1820.
Scope and Contents

Record of goods taken.

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1 v. (55 p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 5.2-5.3. Account books [women], 1832-1894.
Scope and Contents

Treasurer's books as follows: 5.2 1832-1866 and 5.3 1867-1894.

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2 v.

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RG2/Ph/D3 5.4. Account book, 1849-1926.
Scope and Contents

Cash book of Darby Monthly Meeting, 1848-1926. Also contains the following: accounts of Committee for the enlargement and improvement of the burial ground (1854) and accounts for raising and repairing the school house (1855 -1856).

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1 v. ([450] p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 5.5. Account book [Burial Ground Fund], 1864-1948.
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1 v. (317 p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 5.6. Financial Records, 1735-1757 and n.d.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous financial papers of Darby Monthly Meeting, 1735-1757. Also included is one acknowledgment, 1736 1mo 3.

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7 items (in folder)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 5.7. Miscellaneous financial Records, 1815-1865.
Scope and Contents

. Miscellaneous financial papers, 1815-1865, including receipts and financial correspondence.

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1 folder (34 items)

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RG2/Ph/D3 5.8. Receipts, 1823-1827.
General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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3 items (1 folder)

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RG2/Ph/D3 5.9. Subscription book [women], 1828-1852.
General

With: Account book, 1828-1851.

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1 v. (36 p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 5.10. Account book, 1913-1945.
Scope and Contents

Includes index.

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1 v. ([40] p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 6.1. Deeds, 1870-1946 and n.d.
Scope and Contents

Deeds and other papers concerning the meeting's property.

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8 items (in folder)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 6.2. Lease, 1827.
Scope and Contents

Copy of a lease for a building in Upper Darby to use as a meeting house, 12mo25 1827.

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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1 item (1 folder)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 7.1. Minutes, 1854-1873.
Scope and Contents

Receipt (1890 April 3) laid in.

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1 v. (94 p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 7.2-7.3. Attendance record, 1888-1917.
Scope and Contents

Pertinent papers laid in. Volumes are 7.2 1888-1898 and 7.3 1895-1917.

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2 v.

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RG2/Ph/D3 7.4. Reunion, 1915.
Scope and Contents

Contains signatures of alumni, souvenir program, history, etc. Title from cover.

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1 v. (loose-leaf)

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Affiliation: Hicksite

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 7.5. Treasurer's book, 1877-1923.
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1 v. (189 p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.1-8.3. Miscellaneous papers, 1706-1775.
Scope and Contents

Epistles from London Yearly Meeting, 1751-1772; miscellaneous epistles received, 1718-1775; volume of extracts from minutes of yearly and quarterly meetings, 1706-1774.

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1.5 linear ft.

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.4-8.7. Miscellaneous papers, 1747-1771.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers of Darby Monthly Meeting collected by Abraham Bonsall, clerk, 1750-1772. Included are: copies of answers to queries reported to the quarterly meeting, 1753-1771; travelling certificates, 1751-1763; copy of rules to be added to the Book of Discipline, 1747; reports related to persons who had not produced certificates of removal, 1755.

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1.5 linear ft. (69 items in box)

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RG2/Ph/D3 8.8-8.19. Miscellaneous papers, 1718-[1880].
Scope and Contents

Chiefly manuscripts found among the papers of Abraham Bonsall, Clerk of Darby Monthly Meeting, 1750-1772; originally mounted and indexed by Mary McAllister, Anna M. Bunting, and Morgan Bunting in 1897. Included are: certificates of removal received (1721-1775 & 1841); financial papers (1731 -1750, 1732-1776, 1822); acknowledgments (1730-1771 & between 1870 and 1880); marriage papers (1744-1772); queries and miscellaneous correspondence with Quarterly Meeting (1721-1759); disownments and other papers concerning disciplinary matters (1751-1788; 1751-1788); miscellaneous extracts (1738-1761); epistles received (1767-1785); travelling certificates (1752-1761) and memorials (1774, 1835 and n.d.). Accompanied by: Index, 1718-1841 (16 sheets in folder ; 37 cm.).

General

Removed from acidic scrapbook (where roughly chronologically arranged) and placed in folders (where topically arranged). Other papers of Darby Monthly Meeting added later. Microfilmed in scrapbook form.

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146 items (in 12 folders)

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.20. Advices, 1698-1776 & n.d.
Scope and Contents

Advices issued by the Yearly Meeting of Women Friends, 1698-1776 & n.d., particularly in matters of dress and children.

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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6 items (in 1 folder)

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RG2/Ph/D3 8.33. Clerk's correspondence, 1924-1943.
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1 folder (26 items) ; 38 cm.

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RG2/Ph/D3 8.32. Commonplace book, ca. 1780.
Scope and Contents

Copies of dreams, visions, verse, etc. originally dating from 1699-1776. Includes: Part of Isaac Alexander's Testimony, 1699; A Letter to a Friends -- who had a Conscientious Scruple about paying the Provincial Tax by Mary Peasly, n.d.; A dream or a Vision a Certain Person had at Swansey, 1734; On Catharine Payton, n.d.; A vision which Merteck Michener saw concerning the land of her Nativity, 1776; A Remarkable Dream, 1762; Atheism, n.d.; An Epistle from William Mott, 1765; and miscellaneous extracts.

General

Vol. is fragile and in two pieces. Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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1 vol. (in 1 folder)

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RG2/Ph/D3 8.28. Correspondence concerning disciplinary matters, 1818/1842.
General

Filed in box with: miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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2 items (in folder)

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

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RG2/Ph/D3 8.34. Discipline, 1719.
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1 v. (60, [1] p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.35. Discipline, 1719-1747.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Discipline (1719). Includes tied sheets with additions to 1747.

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1 v. (60, [3] p.)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.21-8.25. Epistles, 1707-1846.
Scope and Contents

Copies of Epistles, 1707-1846. Includes epistles from Darby Monthly Meeting of Women Friends to the men's meeting (8.21), 1707; from Elener Smith, 1708; from Dublin Yearly Meeting of Women Friends (8.22), 1836-1841; from London Yearly Meeting of Women Friends (8.23), 1761-1846; from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Women Friends (8.24), 1709-1831; and from Elizabeth Smith, 1772 (8.25).

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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5 folders

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.36. Miscellaneous papers on the discontinuance of Darby Monthly Meeting, 1828- 1849.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers, including the report of the committee appointed to visit Darby by Concord Quarterly Meeting in 1849.

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1 folder (7 items)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.26. Mott, Jacob. "An Exhortation...", 1731.
Scope and Contents

"An Exhortation to friends to be read in all of the monthly meetings within the circuit of the yearly meeting of Rhode Island or elsewhere as friends may think fitt." Copy made for Edith Newlin.

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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1 item (1 folder)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.37. Notes on disownment and other membership practices in the Society of Friends, ca. 1900.
Scope and Contents

"...with reference to the minutes of Darby Monthly Meeting from 1682- 1851." Notes taken by an anonymous scholar, primarily concerning membership and discipline in the Society of Friends.

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1 folder

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Affiliation: Hicksite

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.38. Proceedings Centennial Anniversary, Friends' Meeting House Darby, Pa., [1805-1905].
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42 p. : front., plates

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Affiliation: Hicksite

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.27. Queries, 1755-1843 & n.d.
Scope and Contents

Queries and answers, 1755-1843 & n.d.

General

Filed in box with: Miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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1 folder

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

. RG2/Ph/D3 8.30. Report on schools, ca. 1800.
General

Filed in box with: miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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1 items (in folder)

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.29. Reports relating to the Separation, 1827-1829.
Scope and Contents

An account and other reports to the quarterly meeting concerning the Hicksite Separation, 1827-1829.

General

Filed in box with: miscellaneous papers, 1684-1882.

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5 items (in folder)

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3 8.39. 150th anniversary of the building of the present Darby Meeting House, 1955.
Scope and Contents

Volumes are 8.33 150th anniversary, 8.34 Extracts from minutes of Concord Quarterly Meeting 1707-1855, 8.35 Book of dreams, visions, and verse 1699-1776, 8.36 Miscellaneous Papers, 1694-1884.

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1 v. (loose-leaf)

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Affiliation: United

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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/D3. National Parks Service "Underground Railroad Network to Freedom" press release (digital), 2023.
Scope and Contents

In October 2023, the Darby Friends Meetinghouse and School site was accepted by the National Parks Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Print, Suggest