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Scipio 4-Months Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-S385

Scope and Contents

Records of the Conservative Wilburite Scipio 4-Months Meeting and its predecessor Scipio Monthly Meeting. Includes the minutes of the Otisites and Kingites. Includes minutes (men's, women's and joint) 1847-1955; vital records 1845-1954; and minutes of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1923-51.

Dates

  • 1845-1955

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

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Biographical / Historical

Scipio Monthly Meeting was established in 1808 under Easton Quarter. After the Separation of 1828 there was another separation in the Orthodox Meeting in 1847, resulting in Orthodox and Wilburite (Conservative) branches. In 1859 another schism occurred in the Wilburite branch, resulting in Otisite and Kingite branches. These branches re-united in 1881. In 1947 the remaining Wilburites in the area were reorganized into Scipio 4-months Meeting, which was laid down in 1954.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (12 volumes)

Overview

Records of the Conservative Wilburite Scipio 4-Months Meeting and its predecessor Scipio Monthly Meeting. Includes the minutes of the Otisites and Kingites. Includes minutes (men's, women's and joint) 1847-1955; vital records 1845-1954; and minutes of the meeting of Ministers' and Elders', 1923-51.

Arrangement

Divided into series: Minutes: 1.1 1847-97 (Otisite 1859-81), 1.2 1859-80 (Kingite), 1.3 1899-1913, 1.4 1913-55, 1.5 1859-1937 (Otisite); Minutes, Women's and joint: 2.1 1847-99 (Otisite 1859-68, joint 1894-99); Vital Records: 3.1 Births, Deaths, Marriages 1845-73 (Otisite), 3.2 Births, Deaths, Marriages 1845-73 (Otisite), 3.3 Register 1859-1954 (Otisite 1859-81); Ministers' and Elders' minutes: 4.1 1923-51.

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.
Title
RECORDS OF SCIPIO 4-MONTHS MEETING (CONSERVATIVE)
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
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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