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Newton Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-N440

Scope and Contents

Records of the Newton Preparative Meeting, 1808-1947, include: vital records, 1815-1872; Hicksite men's minutes, 1828-1838, 1847-1886; minutes of men's meeting and joint sessions, 1886-1913, 1944-1947; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1808-1919; Hicksite women's minutes, 1845-1903; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1824-1850, 1859-1897; Orthodox financial records, 1810-1912; records of the Hicksite School Committee, 1901-1935, and of the Camden Friends Guild, 1911-1922; miscellaneous papers concerning meeting's history and property, 1877-1918.


  • 1828-1947

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 at Pine Point was established in 1681 by Burlington Monthly Meeting. In 1682, the meeting became part of a short-lived monthly meeting for Pine Point and Shackamaxon (Pennsylvania) established by Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. It became part of Newton [Haddonfield] Monthly Meeting at its formation, possibly as early as 1682. A preparative meeting was established in 1717.

The Orthodox or Mt. Vernon Street Preparative Meeting was discontinued in 1918; its last session was held in 1919. An indulged meeting at Newton was held until 1924.

The Hicksite or Market Street Preparative Meeting was established as Newton Monthly Meeting in 1947. The meeting is usually referred to as "Camden."


3.75 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit. Treasurers' accounts ledgers transferred to Swarthmore in 2017 by Haddonfield Historical Society.
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
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