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New York Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N458

Scope and Contents

Records of the Preparative Meeting of New York (Hicksite : 1881-1958) and its predecessors, Southern District (Hicksite : 1856-81), Southern District (Hicksite : 1828-56), Southern District (1824-28), Eastern District (1807-24), and New York Preparative Meeting (1753-1806). Includes minutes (men's & joint), 1781-1957, women's minutes, 1833-1856, membership, 1720-1810 & ca. 1850-ca. 1877, financial records 1784-1815, and a funeral book register, 1796-1826.

Dates

  • 1720-1957

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

New York Preparative Meeting was established in 1753 by Flushing Monthly. In 1806 the preparative meeting was divided into two perparatives, the Eastern District meeting at Pearl Street, and Western District meeting at Liberty Street. The first Western District meeting was laid down in 1822 and attached its members to the Eastern District. The Eastern District changed its name to Southern District in 1824. The first Northern District was established by the Quarterly Meeting in 1820. In 1856 the Southern and Northern districts merged and called themselves Southern District. In 1832 a second Western District meeting, which was held at Greenwich/Downing St., was established. It became the second Northern District in 1856. The second Northern District meeting and the Southern District joined in 1881, and the meeting was renamed New York Preparative Meeting held at 15th Street. In 1958 the Orthodox branch reunited with the Hicksites. In 1968 the name was changed to Fifteenth Street Preparative Meeting.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (20 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

Includes: Records of the Preparative Meeting of New York (Hicksite : 1881-1958) and its predecessors, Southern District (Hicksite : 1856-81), Southern District (Hicksite : 1828-56), Southern District (1824-28), Eastern District (1807-24), and New York Preparative Meeting (1753-1806). Includes minutes (men's & joint), 1781-1957, women's minutes, 1833-1856, membership, 1720-1810 & ca. 1850-ca. 1877, financial Records 1784-1815, and a funeral book register, 1796-1826.

Arrangement

Minutes: 1.1 1781-84, 1.2 1784-91, 1.3 1791-98, 1.4 1798-1809, 1.5 1809-26, 1.6 1826-53, 1.7 1853-93, 1.8 1893-1915, 1.9 1915-31, 1.10 1931-49, 1.11 1949-57; Women's minutes: 2.1 1833-54, 2.2 1854-56/1862-76, 2.3 1876-1902, 2.4 1840-56; Vital records: 3.1 Register 1720-1810, 3.2 Register c.1850-c.1877; Financial records: 4.1 1784-1800, 4.2 1791-1802; 4.3 School Fund 1787-1815; Funeral records: 5.1 1796-1804.

Physical Location

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Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.
Title
RECORDS OF PREPARATIVE MEETING OF NEW YORK (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

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