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Kennett and Kennett Square Preparative Meetings Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-K470
Records of Kennett Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) include: Minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1828-1931; women's meeting minutes, 1859-1909. Records of Old Kennett Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and the pre-Separation meeting include: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1879-1949; burial records, 1750-1902 and 1874-1885; membership lists, 1915-1922 and 1926 or 1927; First Day School minutes, 1876-1941; trustees' meeting minutes, 1874-1882; accounts and other financial records, 1874-1935; deeds, 1773-1938; bicentennial guest book, 1910. Records of Kennett Square Preparative Meeting: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1821-1829, 1871-1930; women's minutes, 1863-1892; First Day School minutes, 1882-1932; membership lists, 1915-1927; membership list of Kennett Monthly Meeting, ca. 1931; deeds and other property records, 1847-1901; minutes of Best Interests Committee, 1915-1932.

Dates

  • 1750-1977

Creator

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

7 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

A meeting for worship was established at Kennett ca. 1707 as part of Newark [Kennett] Monthly Meeting. A preparative meeting was established there in 11mo 1712/13. A second preparative meeting at Kennett Square was established in 1814.

In 1831, after the Separation, Kennett Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) removed to Parkersville. The Orthodox members of Kennett Square Preparative Meeting were attached to Kennett Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). This Orthodox preparative meeting then moved from Parkersville to Kennett Square in 1906 and was merged into New Garden Preparative Meeting in 1939.

Kennett Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1904. In 1913, this preparative meeting was revived under the name, Old Kennett Preparative Meeting, but was finally laid down in 1949; all of its business was assumed by Kennett Monthly Meeting. The Hicksite meeting at Kennett Square continued until 1930.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF KENNETT PREPARATIVE MEETING, OLD KENNETT PREPARATIVE MEETING, KENNETT SQUARE PREPARATIVE MEETING, AND KENNETT MEETING (KENNETT SQUARE, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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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