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Newtown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-N470

Scope and Contents

Records of the pre-Separation and Hicksite preparative meeting include: Minutes, 1817-1940; women's minutes, 1817-1892; births and deaths, 1753-1891; trustees' minutes, 1893-1938; trustees' papers, 1915-1934; First Day School minutes, 1888-1901; First Day School Committee annual meeting minutes, 1893-1921

Dates

  • 1753-1827

Creator

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

An indulged meeting at Newtown was established under Middletown Monthly Meeting and Wrightstown Monthly Meeting in 1815. The meeting for worship and preparative meeting were established by Bucks Quarterly Meeting under Wrightstown Monthly Meeting in 1817 and transferred to Makefield Monthly Meeting in 1820.

In 1827, the Orthodox branch of this preparative meeting merged with Makefield and Newtown Preparative Meeting; it was discontinued the same year. Newtown Meeting was laid down in 1828.

Newtown Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) became part of Newtown Monthly Meeting in 1926; it merged into the Monthly Meeting in 1940.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF NEWTOWN PREPARATIVE MEETING (NEWTOWN, BUCKS COUNTY, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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