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Westfield Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W480

Scope and Contents

Records of Westfield Preparative Meeting, 1801-1921, as follows: Hicksite minutes, 1801-1921; Orthodox/United men’s minutes, 1827-1956; Hicksite women's minutes, 1801-1901; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827-1911; Hicksite burial records, 1813-1881; Hicksite graveyard accounts, 1828-1917; Orthodox financial records, 1828-1917; Hicksite school trustees' minutes, 1885-1902; Orthodox school trustees’ minutes, 1829-1884; First Day School minutes, 1871-1888; account book, catalogue and subscription list of Westfield Library Company, 1842-1862.

Dates

  • 1801-1921

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

An indulged meeting for worship at the Friend's Lower School in Chester was established in 1794 by Evesham Monthly Meeting under the care of Chester Preparative Meeting, New Jersey. A meeting for worship and preparative meeting were established in 1801 by Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting. In 1803, Westfield was transferred to Chester Monthly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two preparative meetings were formed. The Hicksite preparative meeting was established as Westfield Monthly Meeting in 1920. Westfield Preparative Meeting, the former Orthodox meeting, was transferred to Westfield Monthly Meeting in 1956.

Extent

3.75 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF WESTFIELD PREPARATIVE MEETING AND WESTFIELD MEETING (CINNAMINSON, NJ)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
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