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West Grove Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W450

Scope and Contents

Records of the West Grove Preparative Meeting, 1788-1979, include: Hicksite minutes, 1833-1949; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1846-1946; Hicksite women's minutes, 1853-1889; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1870-1919; Hicksite financial and property records, 1830-1973; Orthodox financial records, 1817-1915; Hicksite First Day School minutes, 1880-1912; Young Friends' Association minutes, 1904-1912), burial charts, 1910; burial permits, 1917-1925; account books and other financial papers, 1835-1910; West Grove Friends' School account book, 1908-1924; Old West Grove Day Association records, 1835-1906; miscellaneous papers, 1902-1979.

Dates

  • 1788-1979

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 was established in 1787 at West Grove. In 1789, the meeting for worship was established by Western Quarterly Meeting. West Grove Preparative Meeting was established in 1790. Two branches were formed at the time of the separation in 1827.

West Grove Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1946. The Hicksite branch became part of West Grove Monthly Meeting in 1919 and was probably discontinued circa 1949.

Extent

8.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF WEST GROVE PREPARATIVE MEETING AND WEST GROVE MEETING (WEST GROVE, PA)
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