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Bethpage Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B477

Scope and Contents

Includes records of the pre-Separation and Hicksite Bethpage Preparative Meeting: men's minutes, 1773-2010; women's minutes, 1789-1795, 1805-1890; treasurer's book, 1785-1804.

Dates

  • 1773-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

These records are entirely in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Copyright and Rights Information

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Biographical / Historical

The date of establishment of Bethpage Preparative Meeting is uncertain. It was granted permission to worship by the quarterly meeting in 12mo 1697/8. In 1743/4, Westbury Monthly Meeting accepted a transfer of the Bethpage Quaker meeting house from the private ownership of the Powells and Whitsons to general ownership by the Society. Bethpage Preparative Meeting became part of Jericho Monthly Meeting on its establishment in 1789.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Overview

Includes records of the pre-Separation and Hicksite Bethpage Preparative Meeting: men's minutes, 1773-2010; women's minutes, 1789-1795, 1805-1890; treasurer's book, 1785-1804.

Arrangement

Divided into series: Minutes (men's): 1.1 1773-1784, 1.2 1773-1802, 1.3 1802-1849, 1.4 1850-1966, 1.5 1966-2010; women's minutes: 2.1 1789-1795, 2.2 1805-1839, 2.3 1839-1879, 2.4 1880-1890; financial records: 3.1 1785-1804.

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.
Title
RECORDS OF BETHPAGE PREPARATIVE MEETING AND BETHPAGE PREPARATIVE MEETING (HICKSITE)
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Date
2007
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library