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Whitewater Monthly Meeting of Friends history

 Collection — Folder: S2446
Identifier: S2446

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of "History of Our Local Meeting: Its Founding, Activities and Workers," a ten-page history about the Whitewater Monthly Meeting of Friends of Richmond, Indiana written by Mary P. Thorpe and dated October 6, 1916. The copy of the history in this collection was typed from a copy loaned by Willard Heiss in November 1949.


  • 1916, 1949

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Whitewater Monthly Meeting of Friends at Richmond, Indiana was established by West Branch Monthly Meeting (Miami County, Ohio) and Miami Quarterly Meeting in September 1809 and was the first Monthly Meeting of the Friends opened in Indiana. The original membership of the meeting was approximately 200 and increased to 626 members by 1813. Whitewater Monthly Meeting was reorganized in 1828 following a split among the Friends, also known as Quakers, into two seperate branches: the Orthodox and the Hicksites. Whitewater Monthly Meeting were Hicksites, the liberal branch that emphasized the role of the Inner Light in guiding individual faith and conscience.


Information found within collection.

Quaker Information Center. "A Brief History of the Branches of Friends." Earlham School of Religion. Accessed November 3, 2022.

Whitewater Monthly Meeting. Proceedings of the Celeberation of the Establishment of Whitewater Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Richmond, Wayne county, Indiana: Ninth Month 30 to Tenth Month 2, 1902. Richmond, IN: G.O. Ballinger Co., 1909.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Historical Bureau in 1950/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2022/11/03 by Laura Eliason.
Whitewater Monthly Meeting of Friends history
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.