Oblong Preparative Meeting Records
Scope and Contents
Records of Oblong Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1780-1866. Includes men's minutes 1780-1854, and women's minutes, 1820-66. Testifications, 1780-87, are bound with minutes, 1802-1818.
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Biographical / Historical
Oblong Preparative Meeting was set off by Purchase Monthly Meeting in 1742. It was transferred to Oblong Monthly Meeting on its establishment in 1744. The meeting split into Orthodox and Hicksite branches in 1828. The Hicksite branch continued until it was laid down in 1871.
0.75 Linear Feet (8 volumes (plus one envelope))
Records of Oblong Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1780-1866. Includes men's minutes, 1780-1854, and women's minutes, 1820-66. Testifications, 1780-87, are bound with minutes, 1802-1818.
Divided into series: Men's minutes: 1.1 1780-1801, 1.2 1802-1818, 1.3 1818-1854, 1.4, Extracts: 1816-17; Women's minutes: 2.1 1820-1822, 2.2 1823-1824, 2.3 1824-1826, 2.4 1828-1844, 2.5 1844-1854, 2.6 1854-1866.
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Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- RECORDS OF OBLONG PREPARATIVE MEETING (HICKSITE)
- An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
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