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West Chester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W420

Scope and Contents

Records of West Chester Preparative Meeting, 1811-1943, include: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and joint sessions, 1841-1940; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1866-1932; Hicksite women's minutes, 1862-1888; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1875-1920; Hicksite financial records, 1864-1928; Orthodox financial records, 1876-1908; school committee papers, 1887-1897; property committee minutes, 1900-1923; history of the meeting chiefly concerning property ownership and buildings, 1881; miscellaneous papers, 1811-1941; First Day School papers 1885-1943; attendance records for Free Will Sewing School, 1940-1943.

Dates

  • 1811-1943

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

West Chester Preparative Meeting was established in 1814. At the time of the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, two preparative meetings emerged. West Chester Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was established as West Chester Monthly Meeting in 1956 at the dissolution of Birmingham Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). West Chester Preparative Meeting at Chestnut Street, the former Orthodox meeting, merged with West Chester Monthly Meeting in 1964.

Extent

6.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF WEST CHESTER PREPARATIVE MEETING AND WEST CHESTER MEETING (WEST CHESTER, PA)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
West Chester Preparative Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1956)
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
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