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Centre Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-C416
Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite meeting, 1824-1828.


  • 1824-1828


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

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

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0.25 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

A meeting for worship was established at Concordville (MD) by the Nicholites circa 1770. In 1798, the meeting was transferred to Third Haven Monthly Meeting; later in 1798, a preparative meeting was established. In 1800, the meetings at Centre were transferred to Northwest Fork Monthly Meeting. The Orthodox preparative meeting was discontinued in 1828. Centre Meeting was transferred to Motherkiln Monthly Meeting in 1828, then to Wilmington Monthly Meeting in 1831. The meeting was discontinued in 1832. Centre Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1839; its members were attached to Northwest Fork Preparative Meeting and an ingulged meeting was established. In 1843, the preparative meeting was reestablished. In 1862 or 1863, the meeting removed to Burrsville from Concordville. The preparative meeting and meeting for worship were discontinued circa 1873

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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