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Centre Preparative Meeting (Burrsville, Md.) Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/C416
Identifier: QM-Ph-C416

Scope and Contents

Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite meeting, 1824-1828.


  • Creation: 1824-1828


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 was established at Concordville (MD) by the Nicholites circa 1770. In 1798, the meeting was transferred to Third Haven Monthly Meeting; later in 1798, a preparative meeting was established. In 1800, the meetings at Centre were transferred to Northwest Fork Monthly Meeting. The Orthodox preparative meeting was discontinued in 1828. Centre Meeting was transferred to Motherkiln Monthly Meeting in 1828, then to Wilmington Monthly Meeting in 1831. The meeting was discontinued in 1832. Centre Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1839; its members were attached to Northwest Fork Preparative Meeting and an ingulged meeting was established. In 1843, the preparative meeting was reestablished. In 1862 or 1863, the meeting removed to Burrsville from Concordville. The preparative meeting and meeting for worship were discontinued circa 1873


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


Centre Preparative Meeting (Burrsville, Md.) Records
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