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Archives & Manuscripts

Greenwich Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G740

Scope and Contents

Records of Greenwich Preparative Meeting, 1817-1952, include: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and joint sessions, 1841-1948; minutes of the Orthodox men’s meeting, 1823-1874; women’s meeting minutes, 1807-1816; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1850-1890; Orthodox women’s meeting minutes, 1817-1884; and treasurer's account book, 1884-1953.

Dates

  • 1841-1953

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.

Biographical / Historical

A seasonal meeting for worship known as "Cohansey" was established under Salem Monthly Meeting in 1686. In 1737, the meeting was allowed on a year-round basis. A preparative meeting was established in 1760. In 1783, the meetings at Greenwich became part of Greenwich Monthly Meeting. Greenwich Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1893.The meeting for worship was transferred to Woodbury the same year; it was discontinued in 1903, re-established in 1906, and finally discontinued in 1911. In 1948, Greenwich Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was incorporated as a body of trustees for Greenwich Monthly Meeting (Hicksite).

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF GREENWICH PREPARATIVE MEETING AND GREENWICH MEETING (GREENWICH, NJ)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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