Stanford Monthly Meeting certificates of removal
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of the single folder of handwritten certificates of removal addressed to the Stanford Monthly Meeting.
The collection is open for research use.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
A certificate of removal is a letter of transit for a person or family that is leaving one meeting and seeking to join another (removal is an English term meaning “to relocate”). The document assured the new meeting that the newcomers’ former meeting knew the family well enough to vouch for them. With this certificate, a new arrival would be welcomed to the new meeting and given any assistance needed to get settled. Certificates typically include the current and destination meetings, a date, and the name of the individual or family moving. They may also include a statement about the bearer’s general financial welfare.
Source: Ancestry.com, Research Guide to Finding Your Quaker Ancestors
This collection contains handwritten certificates of removal (letters of transit for a person or family that is leaving one meeting and seeking to join another) addressed to the Stanford Monthly Meeting.
The Stanford Monthly Meeting certificates of removal were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1951 by L.A. Post.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.
- Stanford Monthly Meeting certificates of removal, 1819-1830
- Kara Flynn
- March, 2016
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
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