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Archives & Manuscripts

Shamokin Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-S440

Scope and Contents

Records include: Hicksite minutes, 1854-1859.

Dates

  • 1854-1859

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

A meeting for worship for Catawissa and Roaring Creek was organized in 1787 by Exeter Monthly Meeting under the care of Maiden Creek Preparative Meeting. A meeting for worship and a preparative meeting, also alternating between Catawissa and Roaring Creek were established in 1794 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting under Exeter Monthly Meeting. In 1795, the meetings became part of the newly-established Catawissa Monthly Meeting. From 1801 to 1808, separate preparative meetings were held at Catawissa and Roaring Creek. In 1808, the meetings were again combined and then transferred to Muncy Monthly Meeting, at the discontinuance of Catawissa Monthly Meeting. In 1814, these meetings were transferred to Roaring Creek Monthly Meeting. About this time, it appears that the combined meeting for Catawissa and Roaring Creek was again divided. After the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two branches of this meeting emerged. The Orthodox meeting for worship and preparative meeting were discontinued in 1829; their members were transferred to Muncy Preparative Meeting. Catawissa Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1849; its members were attached to Berwick Preparative Meeting

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF SHAMOKIN PREPARATIVE MEETING AND SHAMOKIN MEETING (BEAR GAP, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College 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

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