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Middletown Preparative Meeting (Delaware County, Pa.) Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-M540

Scope and Contents

Records of Middletown Preparative Meeting (Delaware County, Pennsylvania), 1771-1969, include Pre-Separation, Hicksite, and Orthodox records. Hicksite member record (including births), 1840-1893; list of burials (Pre-Separation and Hicksite), 1787-1860; minutes (Orthodox men’s minutes, 1821-1950 and Hicksite men's/joint minutes 1827-1921; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1849-1919 and Pre-Separation/Hicksite women's minutes 1813-1888); Orthodox ministers and elders minutes, 1931-1959; account books and other financial records (Pre-Separation, Orthodox, and Hicksite 1771-1969); and records of the Hicksite First Day School Committee, 1896-1911.


  • Creation: 1771 - 1969


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

Middletown Preparative Meeting (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) was established in Twelfth Month 1698/1699. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. The Orthodox preparative meeting was transferred to Middletown Monthly Meeting (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) in 1931, and was discontinued in 1950, when its membership became identical with that of its parent monthly meeting. Middletown Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was transferred to Providence Monthly Meeting in 1934. This preparative meeting is currently active.


4.25 linear ft.

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Physical Location

This collection includes records stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Please contact for more information on depositing new records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit. Additional donations from Alice Pennell Allen (1973) and Tony Ierardi (2021)

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