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Norristown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/Ph/N620
Identifier: QM-Ph-N620

Scope and Contents

Records include minutes, including the minutes of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite)'s Joint Committee with charge of Norristown Indulged Meeting (1852-186) and the men's, women's, and joint minutes of Norristown Preparative Meeting (1861-1935). In addition to minute books, collection includes property records (including related to the construction of the Norristown Meeting House), account books, and First Day School records.


  • Creation: 1743-1935 (bulk 1852-1935)


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

An indulged meeting at Norristown was established by Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1852. Norristown Preparative Meeting was established by Abington Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1860. Its first business sessions were held in 1861. In 1936, the preparative meeting was established as Norristown Monthly Meeting at the dissolution of the first Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite).


1.5 linear ft.

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit. Some materials (as noted) collected by the late Louis Mullin and deposited by Norristown Friends Meeting.

Related Materials

See also the records of Norristown Monthly Meeting for Preparative Meeting financial and property records as well as accounts of the First Day School.

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