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Old Springfield Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-O440

Scope and Contents

Records of Old Springfield Preparative Meeting, 1805-1952, include: vital records, 1805-1918; men’s minutes, 1773-1914; women's minutes, 1810-1830, 1851-1881; school committee minutes, 1839-1856; account books, 1849-1873, 1903-1952; property records, 1864; miscellaneous papers, 1773-1874.

Dates

  • 1805-1952

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 meeting for worship during the winter months was established at Esiskunk Creek by Burlington Monthly Meeting in 1682/1683; later that year the meeting was permitted to meet on a year-round basis. From 1685-1694, the name of the meeting was Birch Creek. In 1694, it became known as Springfield. After the establishment of Upper Springfield in circa 1728, the meeting was known as Old Springfield or, occasionally, Lower Springfield; it was also known informally as Copany. A preparative meeting was established in 1776, and until 1781, Old Springfield was a preparative meeting of both Burlington and Mount Holly Monthly Meetings. In 1781, it was attached to Burlington only. The Orthodox preparative meeting and meeting for worship were discontinued in 1835; the members were transferred to Mount Holly Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). The Hicksite preparative meeting was discontinued circa 1914.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF OLD SPRINGFIELD PREPARATIVE MEETING AND OLD SPRINGFIELD MEETING (JACKSONVILLE, NJ)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
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