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Microfilmed 1974-1976 (originally created 1740-1974) (Creation)
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Fonds consists of records of the Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers), its constituent meetings, its standing committees, and other related bodies which entrusted their records to its care between 1955 and 1974. This includes records from the three Yearly Meetings that united in 1955 to become Canadian Yearly Meeting.
An inventory for the original records was prepared by the University of Western Ontario Regional History Collection in 1971, and reference codes were assigned. These reference codes are provided here in brackets next to the title, for the use of researchers who may wish to correlate published references to the microfilm and to the originals. In the University of Western Ontario reference codes, C identifies records of Conservative Friends, O identifies Orthodox records, and H identifies Genessee (Hicksite) records.
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The Archives of Ontario provides this material for convenience only.
Reproductions are made available with the prior approval of the Canadian Yearly Meeting of Friends at prevailing rates and through the facilities of the Archives of Ontario.
Additional records created by Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends can be found in F 978 (Church records collection).
Records of Quaker families in Ontario may be found in F 550 (Cronkhite family fonds) and F 294 (Birchard family fonds).
Records related to the Society of Friends' peace and social change programs are in F 4326 (Grindstone Co-operative fonds) and F 883-1-4 (Records of the Summer School for Peace Research).
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