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Darby Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/D320
Identifier: QM-Ph-D320

Scope and Contents

Records include: pre-Separation Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1801-1808 and 1827-1891, and minutes of the joint sessions of men and women Hicksite friends, 1891-1898.


  • Creation: 1801-1898


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 Darby in 1682 by Chester Monthly Meeting. In 1684, the meeting became part of Darby Monthly Meeting.; a preparative meeting was established in 1701. In 1831, Darby Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) removed to Lansdowne; it was transferred to Chester Monthly Meeting in 1849, and to Lansdowne Monthly Meeting in 1904. The name of this meeting was changed to Lansdowne Preparative Meeting in 1924, and was finally discontinued in 1953. Darby Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1898.


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


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