Women's Two Weeks Meeting
1659 - 20th century
Scope and Content
The sub-fonds consists of 14 volumes of minutes (1748-1964), 1 volume of Ledgers (1878-1906), 8 volumes of Journals (1844-1972), 2 volumes of Account books, 28 volumes of Accounts of allowances and gifts (1713-1962), 2 files on Southgate Green property (1898-1924), 1 volumes of Box Meeting manuscripts (1671-1753), 1 volume of Ledgers: disbursements (1963-1980), 1 box of manuscripts (1730-1982).
55 volumes, 2 files and 1 box.
Level of description
Existence and location of copies
Microfilms 484 (Minutes 1748-1795); 352 (Box Meeting manuscripts 1671-1753); 485 (Box of manuscripts 1730-1942).
Condition governing access
Unpublished archives and manuscripts in the Library are normally closed for research for 50 years. Some collections may have longer or shorter closed periods, dependent on conditions of gift or deposit, data protection legislation, and on Library policy. For more information, please look at the ‘Access to Archives and Records’ page on our website here: http://www.quaker.org.uk/access-archives-and-records or contact the Library.
- Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting. Women's Yearly Meeting
The London Women's Meeting consisted of the Women's Two Weeks Meeting and the Box Meeting, both in existence from 1659. Their responsibilities included receiving income from the Two Week Meeting and dispensing it to relieve poverty, oversight and discipline and corresponding with women Friends across the country and overseas. ('The women Friends of London: the Two-Weeks and Box Meetings' by Irene L. Edwards Journal of the Friends Historical Society vol 47, no 1 1955 p3-21).