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Centre Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-C413
Records include: membership records, minutes, financial records, and miscellaneous, 1995-present. Also includes minutes of the Centre Preparative Meeting and Centre Meeting Committee of Hockessin Monthly Meeting, 1969-1995.


  • 1969-2009


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.


1.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

A seasonal meeting for worship at Centre was established in 1687 by Newark [Kennett] Monthly Meeting. The first Center Monthly Meeting was established in 1807 by Western Quarterly Meeting out of Kennett Monthly Meeting. The Orthodox monthly meeting was merged into Kennett Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1831. Center Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) changed its name to Hockessin Monthly Meeting in 1955.

In the 1980s a weekly meeting for worship was again held at the Centre meeting house. The following decade Centre became a preparative meeting under Hockessin Meeting. In 1995, Centre was established as a monthly meeting for a second time by Western Quarter.

The name of this meeting is often spelled "Center."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2016: 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.

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