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Gwynedd Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-G970
Records of Gwynedd Preparative Meeting, 1784-1974, as follows: Hicksite and United men’s minutes, 1798-1974; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1852; Hicksite women's minutes, 1798-1892; minutes and other papers of Gwynedd First Day School, 1881-1936; account books and other financial records, 1784-1910; property records, 1807-1808; account books of Gwynedd Friends' School trustees, 1822-1892.


  • 1784-1974

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

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Biographical / Historical

Gwynedd Preparative Meeting was established in 1702. In 1714, the preparative meeting was transferred to Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. In 1827,after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. In 1936, Gwynedd Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was established as Gwynedd Monthly Meeting at the dissolution of the first Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). From 1936 to 1974, Gwynedd Preparative Meeting held annual sessions as a separate meeting for business of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting.

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Separated Materials

Minutes of the Gwynedd Union Lyceum, 1875-1900, and of the Friends Social Union of Gwynedd and Ambler Friends, 1907-1924, have been catalogued separately by Friends Historical Library and placed in RG4.
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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  • 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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