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Quaker meeting records collection

Identifier: L467

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises materials Webster Parry collected from Society of Friends monthly meetings, beginning in the 1880s. He compiled the information into separate record books for each Quaker community, not only from Indiana but also Miami County, Ohio. The information includes births, marriages, and deaths, beginning in 1708 and continuing through 1928 when he donated them to the Indiana State Library. The books were microfilmed in April 1964.


  • 1880-1928


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.

Biographical Note

Webster Parry (1848-1936) from Richmond, Indiana, compiled these records from monthly meetings held by Quakers. Parry was a Quaker businessman and accountant, who was also a genealogist of Quaker families.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from Webster Parry on 1928/04/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/09/07 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. Finding aid created 2015/12/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Quaker meeting records collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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