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Stroudsburg Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-S760
Records of Stroudsburg Preparative Meeting, 1829-1894, include: men's meeting minutes, 1865-1877; women's minute book, 1843-1873 (including deaths, 1872-1894, minutes of joint session 1894 1mo25, acknowledgement to Richmond Monthly Meeting, n.d.); membership list including Orthodox Friends, 1829 12mo13.


  • 1829-1894

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

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Biographical / Historical

An indulged meeting at Stroudsburg was established by Richland Monthly Meeting in 1809. In 1811, the meeting for worship and a preparative meeting were established by Abington Quarterly Meeting. The meetings were transferred to Stroudsburg Monthly Meeting in 1815. Two branches were established at the time of the Separation. After Stroudsburg Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1839, the preparative meeting was attached to Abington Monthly Meeting. The preparative meeting and meeting for worship were discontinued in 1857. Stroudsburg became an indulged meeting under the care of Horsham Preparative Meeting from 1857-1870 and then under Frankford Preparative Meeting of Frankford Monthly Meeting. Stroudsburg Indulged Meeting was discontinued in 1883. Stroudsburg Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was transferred to Richland Monthly Meeting in 1827. The Hicksite preparative meeting was discontinued in 1930.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Stroudsburg Preparative Meeting of Friends (Hicksite).
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Revision Statements

  • 2016, 2017: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model. This electronic finding aid was updated by Grace Thiele, 2017.

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