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Abington Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/A220
Identifier: QM-Ph-A220

Scope and Contents

The original records of Abington Preparative Meeting -- pre-Separation, Hicksite, and Orthodox -- include minutes of men's, women's and joint business meetings as well as other records. Records of Abington Preparative Meeting include: men's minutes, 1786-1897 (H), 1827-1868 (O); women's minutes, 1787-1893 (H); women's account books, 1834-1874; school fund account books, 1773-1900 (H).


  • Creation: 1773-1943


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

Abington Preparative Meeting was organized in 12 mo. 1701/2 under Abington Monthly Meeting. By 1815, it was the only preparative meeting under the Monthly Meeting. At the time of the Hicksite Separation in 1827, two preparative meetings were formed. The Orthodox branch was discontinued in 1875, and its members were attached to Horsham Preparative Meeting. The Hicksite preparative meeting was discontinued in 1943. At that time, Abington Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) assumed all its responsibilities.


3.5 linear ft.

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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