Our Collection

The Collection

Dorland Library Catalogue

The Dorland Library is a reference, not a lending library, the contents of which supports the activities of Quakers. Researchers are welcome by appointment.
Note that many of the holdings are available in other Friends’ libraries. The major Quaker works are online as ebooks in the Earlham School of Religion Digital Quaker Collection.

Index to the Vault Collection

This is a historical collection of minutes and collateral materials from Canadian Quaker monthly meetings, regional gatherings, yearly meetings and committees since the late 1700’s, especially the Canadian Friends Service Committee. It also includes photographs of places, persons and events and the personal files of various Canadian Quakers. To access this material, please contact us. Some restrictions may apply.

Current Holdings

  • Index to the current holdings from Monthly Meetings
  • Index to the current holdings from Yearly Meeting Committees
  • Index to the current holdings from regional Friends’ Gatherings

Many current Canadian Yearly Meeting minutes, Representative Meeting minutes and some committee minutes are available on the Business pages of the main quaker.ca website. Participating in a Monthly Meeting is required to obtain a password to this section.

Canadian Quaker Genealogical Index

This contains names of people mentioned in the Canadian Quaker minute books to about 1900. Information included births, deaths, marriage dates and membership transfers.

Index to the Dorland Library Vertical File

This is a collection of files on Persons, People and Miscellaneous topics.

Transcriptions

Many early records have been transcribed and are available on this website.

Index to Microfilms

These are of early Canadian Quaker records and are held in the Ontario Archives.

E.H. Marion Cronk Fonds

This is a collection of Quaker documents and records of the Hughes, Cronk and Bowerman families, primarily in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Some letters have been transcribed and are found under Transcriptions.