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Sadsbury 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.

Overview and metadata sections

Sadsbury Monthly Meeting was established by Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting out of New Garden Monthly Meeting in 1737. Its opening session was held in Twelfth Month 1737/1738. In 1758, the monthly meeting was transferred to Western Quarterly Meeting; and in 1800, it became part of Caln Quarterly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation, two branches of this monthly meeting emerged.

Sadsbury Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) held its sessions in Simmonstown from 1831 to 1881; it returned to Christiana in 1881. The meeting was discontinued in 1907, and its members were attached to Bradford Monthly Meeting. The Hicksite monthly meeting, which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955, was the forerunner of the current Sadsbury Monthly Meeting.

Records of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, include: men's minutes, 1738-1983; vital records, 1714-1962; women's meeting minutes, 1777-1904; minutes of the meeting of ministry and counsel and of its predecessor, the meeting of ministers and elders, 1894-1927; deeds and other property records, 1748-2014; miscellaneous papers, 1869-1906.

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/S2 3.2. Births and Deaths, 1733-1835.
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

HC.PhM.S200.01.001 (1250/U5.31). Births and Deaths, 1739-1898.
Box R-17
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568
  2. Haverford: Film 122
Physical Description

1 volume (52 p.) in folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/Ph/S2 3.1. A Book of records of births and deaths of Friends within the limits of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 1770-1894.
Scope and Contents

Register contains pre-Separation and Hicksite births and deaths.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph564
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (36, [36] p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S21 1.3. Burials (East Sadsbury, Pennsylvania) [copy], 1822-1901.
Scope and Contents

Copy of graveyard inscriptions at Friends' Burial Ground, East Sadsbury, Pennsylvania. Folder also includes copy of subscription paper, 1826. Carbon copy.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph564
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 item (5 sheets in folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S2 3.3. Records of marriage certificates belonging to Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 1738-1830.
Scope and Contents

Register also contains births and deaths, 1714-1803.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph564
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (254, 71 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.PhM.S200.01.002 (1250/U5.33). Removals Issued, 1828-1902.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568/547
  2. Haverford: Film 122
Physical Description

1 volume (117 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.PhM.S200.01.003 (1250/U5.32). Marriage Certificates, 1829-1901.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568
  2. Haverford: Film 122
Physical Description

1 volume (100 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/Ph/S2 3.4. Marriage Certificates, 1738-1903.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph564
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (188 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S21 1.1. Membership [rough], 1835-1898.
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. in folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S2 3.6. Removals received and issued, 1778-1792.
Scope and Contents

Original certificates of removal as follows: received, 1778-1792; issued, 1786-1789.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 567
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

29 items in folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S21 1.2. A record of certificates of removal / by direction of the monthly meeting, 1828-1847.
Scope and Contents

Removals issued on behalf of members transferring to other meetings.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 568
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (223 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S2 3.5. Sadsbury Monthly Meetings book for recording certificates, 1764-1828.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of certificates of removal issued on behalf of persons moving within the limits of other meetings.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 567
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (271 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S2 1.1-1.11. Minutes, 1738-1969.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, 1738-1969: 1738-1752, 1738-1783, 1783-1824, 1824-1828, 1828-1844, 1845-1882, 1882-1915, 1915-1930, 1930-1943, 1943-1961, 1961-1969. Included are Pre-Separation, Hicksite, and United meeting minutes. Volume 1 includes copy of minutes 1738-1752.

General

Joint sessions in which men and women meet together for business begin in 1886.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 625 (1738-52)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 564 (1738-83 - partial copy)
  3. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 567 (1783-1824, 1824-28, 1828-44, 1845-82)
  4. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 565 (1882-1915)
  5. Haverford: Film 77A (1882-1915)
  6. Haverford: Film 36 (1738-1752)
Physical Description

11 v. (6 linear feet).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.PhM.S200.02.001 (1250/U5.26). Minutes, 1828-1839.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 625
  2. Haverford: Film 36
Physical Description

1 volume (245 p.), index in box R-17

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.PhM.S200.02.002 (1250/U5.27). Minutes, 1839-1861.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 625
  2. Haverford: Film 36
Physical Description

1 volume (321 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.PhM.S200.02.003 (1250/U5.28). Minutes, 1862-1907.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 625
  2. Haverford: Film 36
Physical Description

1 volume (370 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/Ph/S2 1.12. Minutes, (1969-1983).
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on Microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S2 2.1. Minutes, 1777-1791.
Scope and Contents

Volume extremely fragile; covers wanting; stored in protective case. There is a manuscript copy of this volume in the collection.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 565
  2. Haverford: Film 77A
Physical Description

1 v. (249 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S2 2.2. Minutes [copy], 1777-1791.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy. "Copied from the original manuscript, at the direction of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting by Elizabeth C. Thomas."--Free front endpaper.

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. (196 p.) ; 25 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S2 2.3-2.6. Minutes, 1806-1885.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Hicksite women's meeting as follows: 1806-1840, 1840-1857, 1858-1880, 1880-1885. Volume for 1806-1840 contains pre-Separation women's minutes.

General

Joint sessions in which men and women meet together for business begin in 1886.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 565 (1806-40, 1840-57, 1858-80)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 566 (1880-85)
  3. Haverford: Film 77A (1806-1880)
  4. Haverford: Film 78A (1880-1885)
Physical Description

4 v. (1.5 linear feet).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.PhM.S200.03.001 (1250/U5.29). Minutes, 1828-1883.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568
  2. Haverford: Film 122
Physical Description

1 volume (404 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

HC.PhM.S200.03.002 (1250/U5.30). Minutes, 1883-1904.
Box R-17
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph568
  2. Haverford: Film 122
Physical Description

1 volume (121 p.) in folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/Ph/S2 4.1. Minutes, 1894-1927.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Committee of Ministry and Counsel (1919-1927) and of its predecessor, the Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders (1894-1919).

General

Meeting known as "Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders" until 1919, when its name was changed to "Ministry and Counsel". Laid down in 1927.

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. (60 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S2 OE 5.1. Deeds and Property Records, 1872-1932.
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: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S2 5.2. Deed and lease agreements, Lampeter Township Meetinghouse Property, 2014.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/S2 5.3. Accounts, Lancaster Meeting House (photocopy), 1762.
Existence and Location of Copies

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

RG2/Ph/S21 2.1-2.2. Miscellaneous papers, 1869-1906.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers, 1869-1871 and 1872-1906.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

32 items in 2 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

HC.PhM.S200.04.001 (1250/U5.33.1). Correspondence, 1860s-1900s.
Box R-17
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

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