An Inventory of the Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, 1877-1913

(1 box; .25 linear ft.)

RG 4/084


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Abstract
The Friends Boarding House Association was incorporated in 1877 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the purpose of establishing a boarding home for Quakers and others. The Association was dissolved in 1913 with the establishment of a Boarding Home under the care of the Quarterly Meeting. The collection contains records of the Friends Boarding House Association, 1877-1913, including legal papers, minutes and other documents.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE The Friends Boarding House Association was incorporated in 1877 in Philadelphia with the purpose of establishing a boarding home for Quakers and others. A home was at first operated at 1623 Filbert Street, and in 1894, it was moved to 1708 Race Street. The Association was dissolved in 1913 with the establishment of a Boarding Home under the care of the Quarterly Meeting which made continuation of the “Friends Boarding House” unnecessary. It was therefore resolved that the Friends Boarding House Association (when legally dissolved) would transfer the property to the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting Committee on Homes for Aged and Infirm Friends. All 17 of the Board members of the Friends Boarding House Association resigned in 1897 and were temporarily replaced with 13 others. It was decided that the remaining funds would be transferred to the Philadelphia Young Friends Association.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS Records of the Friends Boarding House Association, 1877-1913, including legal papers, minutes and other documents.


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Subjects
  • Friends' Boarding House Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Archives
  • Old age homes -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Church work with the aged
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Quakers
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: (Hicksite: 1827-1955) -- Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting of Friends -- Archives
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends -- Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting -- Records -- 1828-[ongoing]
  • Quakers -- Charities
  • Quakers -- Church work with the aged
  • Quakers -- Old age homes
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
  • Rest homes -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
  • Society of Friends -- Church work with the aged
  • Society of Friends -- Old age homes
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: ca. 1985
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Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Records, 1877-1913

Charter 2/2/1877 Folder 1

Rules and regulations 9/4/1893 Folder 2

Resignations of members (17) of the Board of the Friends Boarding House Association June 1897 Folder 3

Annual Report 1894 Folder 4

Minutes (roughly indexed) Restricted 1890-1913 (bound) Folder 5