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Lansdowne Preparative Meeting Records (including its predecessor Darby Preparative Meeting (Orthodox))

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/L340
Identifier: QM-Ph-L340

Scope and Contents

Records of Lansdowne Preparative Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1924-1953), 1827-1907, and its predecessor, Darby Preparative Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1924). Includes: Women's minutes, 1827-1847 and 1903-1907; women's account book, 1852-1901; miscellaneous papers relating to history of Darby meeting, 1902-1961.

The records of Darby Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) are described in a separate finding aid.


  • 1827-1961


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

A meeting for worship at Darby was established 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 its meeting place to Lansdowne. Darby Preparative Meeting was transferred to Chester Monthly Meeting in 1849 and then to Lansdowne Monthly Meeting in 1904. Its name was changed to Lansdowne Preparative Meeting in 1924; the Orthodox preparative meeting was discontinued in 1953.

Darby Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1898.


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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Lansdowne Preparative Meeting Records (including its predecessor Darby Preparative Meeting (Orthodox))
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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 or requesting reproductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library