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Caln Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-C310
Records of Caln Preparative Meeting, 1841-1940, include: Hicksite men’s minutes, 1850-1887; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1841-1922; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1882-1918; account books, 1842-1940.


  • 1841-1940

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

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.


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Biographical / Historical

A preparative meeting at Caln was established by Concord Monthly Meeting in 1716; Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting established a meeting for worship later that year. In 1737, the preparative meeting and meeting for worship were transferred to Bradford Monthly Meeting.

The Orthodox preparative meeting was discontinued sometime after 1940.

Caln Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was transferred to Bradford-Uwchlan Monthly Meeting in 1883. The preparative meeting was discontinued in 1889; its members were attached to Uwchlan Preparative Meeting.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2017: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model. This finding aid was updated by Madison Arnold-Scerbo in 2017.

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