Fonds F 997 - Society of Friends (Quakers) fonds

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Society of Friends (Quakers) fonds

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CA ON00009 F 997

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  • Microfilmed 1974-1976 (originally created 1740-1974) (Creation)

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Extent60 reels of microfilm (textual records)

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The Canadian Yearly Meeting is an administrative body of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), formed in 1955 through the unification of three Quaker records committees: the Canada Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), Canada Yearly Meeting (Conservative), and Genessee Yearly Meeting (Hicksite).

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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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These records were microfilmed by the Archives of Ontario at the request of the Canadian Friends Historical Association.


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No restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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.

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For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Associated materials

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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No accruals are expected.

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The original records are held by the Quaker Archives and Library of Canada.

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F 997

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  • English

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