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Lower Mansfield Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-L680

Scope and Contents

Records of Lower Mansfield Preparative Meeting, 1808-1831.

Dates

  • 1808-1831

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 at William Fowell's was established by Burlington Monthly Meeting in 1753. It was often referred to as "Mansfield Neck Meeting." A meeting for worship and preparative meeting were established in 1783. The Orthodox branch of this meeting was discontinued in 1828; its members were transferred to Burlington Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). The meeting for worship was discontinued in 1831; its members were transferred to Burlington Meeting or Old Springfield Meeting. In 1830, Burlington [Rancocas] Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) reported that no meetings had been held at Lower Mansfield "for a considerable time past" but a meeting for worship and preparative meeting were reestablished there in 1831. In 1844, Lower Mansfield Preparative Meeting was discontinued by Burlington Quarterly Meeting, and its members were transferred to Old Springfield Preparative Meeting. By 1850, it was reported that no members were worshipping at Lower Mansfield although the meeting house was used occasionally for silent worship by some of the local inhabitants; Burlington Monthly Meeting then dropped responsibility for the meeting.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF LOWER MANSFIELD PREPARATIVE MEETING AND LOWER MANSFIELD MEETING (BUSTLETON, N.J.)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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