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Archives & Manuscripts

Downingtown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D610
Records of Downington Preparative Meeting, 1811-1907, include: vital records, 1829; men's minutes, 1811-1907; women's minutes, 1811-1907; financial records, 1856-1919; property records, 1798-1935; miscellaneous papers, 1887-1905; trustees' minutes, 1876-1910; Springer Legacy trustees' minutes, 1877-1887.

Dates

  • 1784-1907.

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

1.25 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

An indulged meeting known as "Milltown" was established in this area for the summer months in 1784 by Uwchlan Monthly Meeting. Downingtown Meeting was established by Caln Quarterly Meeting in 1806; a preparative meeting was established in 1811.

There appears to have been no Hicksite branch of this meeting. The Orthodox preparative meeting was absorbed by Uwchlan Monthly Meeting in 1907.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF DOWNINGTOWN PREPARATIVE MEETING AND DOWNINGTOWN MEETING (Downingtown, PA).
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in the Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Date
2003
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2016, 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 electronic finding aid was updated by Sierra Zarek, 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