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Chester Neck Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/C450
Identifier: QM-Ph-C450

Scope and Contents

Records include: men's meeting minutes, 1801-1811.


  • Creation: 1801-1811


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Conditions Governing Use

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 at Chester Neck was established by 1679 under the care of Third Haven Monthly Meeting. It was transferred to Cecil Monthly Meeting in 1698. The preparative meeting was established before 1718. From very early times, this meeting is mentioned frequently as "Chester" in the minute books of Cecil Monthly Meeting. It is never designated as "Chester Neck". At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two branches of this meeting emerged. The Orthodox branch was discontinued in 1828. The meeting for worship was transferred to Motherkiln Monthly Meeting in 1828 and was discontinued in 1831. The Hicksite preparative meeting was discontinued in 1860, and its members were transferred to Cecil Monthly Meeting. The meeting for worship was probably discontinued around 1863


0.25 linear ft.

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Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Chester Neck Preparative Meeting Records
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