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Rahway Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-R339

Scope and Contents

Records of Rahway Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1808-88. Includes men's and women's minutes 1838-88, and vital records 1808-9.

Dates

  • 1808-1888

Creator

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

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Biographical / Historical

Rahway Preparative Meeting was allowed as a meeting for worship in 1742 and became a preparative meeting at some time soon after. In 1827 it divided into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. In 1833 the Hicksite branch was transferred from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to New York Yearly Meeting, where it continued until it was laid down in 1888.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (3 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

Records of Rahway Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1808-88. Includes men's and women's minutes 1838-88, and vital records 1808-9.

Arrangement

Divided into series: Men's Minutes: 1.1 1845-88; Women's Minutes: 2.1 1838-66; Vital Records: 3.1 Membership 1808-09.

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.

Title
RECORDS OF RAHWAY PREPARATIVE MEETING (HICKSITE)
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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