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Archives & Manuscripts

Plymouth Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-P580

Scope and Contents

Records of the Plymouth Monthly Meeting, 1773-1936, include: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1773-1934; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1844-1897; Hicksite women's minutes,1810-1897; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827-1906; Hicksite account books, 1773-1903; Hicksite subscription book, 1773-1902; Orthodox property records, 1831-1832.

Dates

  • 1773-1934

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

Plymouth Preparative Meeting was established in 1703. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

Plymouth Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1907, and its members were transferred to Norristown Preparative Meeting.

Plymouth Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) became Plymouth Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in 1936 at the dissolution of the original Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite).

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Separated Materials

Receipts for building the Orthodox meeting house may be found in RG5/099 Maulsby-Albertson Family Papers, Ser.6 (SW).
Title
RECORDS OF PLYMOUTH PREPARATIVE MEETING AND PLYMOUTH MEETING (PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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