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Stanford Monthly Meeting certificates of removal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-166

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single folder of handwritten certificates of removal addressed to the Stanford Monthly Meeting.

Dates

  • 1819-1830

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

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

Extent

1 folders

Language

English

Overview

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.

Acquisition

The Stanford Monthly Meeting certificates of removal were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1951 by L.A. Post.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.

Title
Stanford Monthly Meeting certificates of removal, 1819-1830
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
March, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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