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Birmingham Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B550
Records include: Hicksite and United minutes , 1869-1956; Hicksite women's minutes, 1869-1886 (included in Joint minutes, 1869-1903); Orthodox minutes, 1852-1921 ; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1886-1919 ; pre-Separation and Hicksite deeds and other property records, 1721-1903; Hicksite First Day School minutes, 1897-1949 and miscellaneous papers, 1960; and Orthodox School Fund accounts, 1828-1845.

Dates

  • 1721-1956

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Birmingham Preparative Meeting was established in 12mo 1726/7 by Concord Monthly Meeting. In 1827, at the time of the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, two preparative meetings emerged. Birmingham Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1922. Its members were transferred to West Chester Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). Birmingham Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) became Birmingham Monthly Meeting at Birmingham in 1956 at the dissolution of Birmingham Monthly Meeting (Hicksite).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF BIRMINGHAM PREPARATIVE MEETING AND BIRMINGHAM MEETING (BIRMINGHAM, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Date
2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2017: This electronic finding aid was updated by Grace Thiele, 2017.

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