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Alloways Creek Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A450
Records include: Minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1783-1938; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1841-1877.

Dates

  • 1783-1938

Language of Materials

Records entirely in English.

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

1.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

A meeting for worship at Alloways Creek was established in 1679 under Salem Monthly Meeting. A preparative meeting was established by 1745. In 1783, these meetings were transferred to Greenwich Monthly Meeting. After the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two preparative meetings emerged.

The Orthodox preparative meeting and meeting for worship were discontinued in 1828 by Salem Quarterly Meeting; the members were transferred to Greenwich Preparative Meeting (Orthodox).

By 1932, the Hicksite preparative meeting and meeting for worship were not held on a regular basis. The meeting for worship was discontinued in 1950; the preparative meeting was discontinued in 1951.

This meeting is often referred to as "Hancock's Bridge".

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF ALLOWAYS CREEK PREPARATIVE MEETING AND ALLOWAYS CREEK MEETING (HANCOCK'S BRIDGE, NJ)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker Collection
Date
2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
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