West Glamorgan Archive Service
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD SF
Title: Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Records
Short title: Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), records
Dates of creation: 1635-1838
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 2 microfilms
Name of creator(s): Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Administrative and biographical history: The Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, is a Christian Protestant group founded by George Fox (1624-1691). The Friends have no ministerial order. Each congregation is a Particular (or Preparative) Meeting. These are grouped into Monthly Meetings which in turn combine to form Quarterly Meetings and, at national level, a Yearly Meeting. The records relate to transcripts of digest copies of registers of the General Meeting of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Wales.
Scope and content: Records of the General Meeting of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Wales, 1635-1838, mainly registers of births, 1635-1837, marriages, 1657-1838, and burials, 1650-1838.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical order.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: No source recorded
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Records, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: August 2005