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Southern Quarterly and Half-Yearly Meetings 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

By 1679, two quarterly meetings had been established for Friends in Maryland, one for each of the eastern and western shores. The Quarterly Meeting for the Eastern Shore was under Baltimore Yearly Meeting until its meetings were joined to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Southern Quarterly Meeting was established in 1789 by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. It included the meetings in Delaware and those on the Eastern Shore of Maryland which had previously been part of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The first business sessions of this quarter were held in 1790.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) discontinued Southern Quarterly Meeting in 1828. Southern Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) became Southern Half-Yearly Meeting in 1905. In 1987 this meeting began to meet again on a quarterly basis. It is currently active.

Records of the Southern Quarterly and Southern Half-Yearly Meetings and of the Quarterly Meeting on the Eastern Shore, 1756-1994, include: Orthodox vital records, 1832-1871; Hicksite/United minute books, 1759-2010; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1756-1816; Hicksite financial papers, 1793-1860; extracts from Hicksite minutes, 1784; miscellaneous Hicksite correspondence, 1970.

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

HC.PhQ.S650.01.001 (1250/R3.2). Membership, 1837-1869.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph142
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 volume, has folder in S-1

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

RG2/Ph/S65 1.1. Minutes, 1759-1822.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Southern Quarterly Meeting and its predecessor, the Quarterly Meeting on the Eastern Shore, 1759-1822. Also included are the minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of Ministers & Elders, 1759-1763.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph593
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Archival Resource Key. Minutes, 1823-1875.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Southern Quarterly Meeting and its predecessor, the Quarterly Meeting on the Eastern Shore, 1759-1822. Also included are the minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of Ministers & Elders, 1759-1763.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 592
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

RG2/Ph/S65 1.2-1.3. Minutes, 1875-1994.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Southern Quarterly Meeting and its predecessor, Southern Half- Yearly Meeting (Hicksite), 1875-1970 & 1971-94.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 594 (1875-1970)
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

2 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S65 1.4. Minutes, 1995-2010.
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/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of Women Friends on the Eastern Shore, 1705-1746, are recorded in the volume of Third Haven Monthly Meeting's women's minutes, 1705-1760. They are available at SW on microfilm, MR-B.

RG2/Ph/S65 2.1. Minutes, 1756-1816.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Southern Quarterly Meeting of Women Friends and its predecessor, the Quarterly Meeting of Women Friends on the Eastern Shore, 1756-1818.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph593
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Archival Resource Key. Minutes, 1824-1893.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph606
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Archival Resource Key. Minutes, 1755-1880.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of Ministers & Elders, 1759-1763, are recorded in the same book with the minutes of Southern Quarterly Meeting and its predecessor, the Quarterly Meeting on the Eastern Shore, 1759-1822.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph358 (1755-1833)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph592 (1834-1880)
  3. Haverford: No Film
Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

RG2/Ph/S65 5.1. Minutes, 1881-1920.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S65 3.1. Miscellaneous financial papers, 1793-1799.
Scope and Contents

Receipts for payment of the Yearly Meeting quota and miscellaneous financial papers, 1793-1799.

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/S65 4.1. Draft of letter and reply, 1970.
Scope and Contents

Rough draft of letter to the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and a reply from Nicholas Ruggieri, Public Information Officer.

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: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S65 4.2. Miscellaneous papers concerning volunteer service in prisons, 1968-1970.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning the establishment of a volunteer program at the new prison in Smyrna, Delaware. Also includes a photocopy of an article about a program in Patuxent Institution.

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 (in folder).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S65 4.3. Request for Release from Appointment extract, 1784.
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: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S65 4.4. Miscellaneous papers, 1857-1860.
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: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/S65 4.5. Miscellaneous records, 2001-2004.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

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