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Alloways Creek Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/A450
Identifier: QM-Ph-A450

Scope and Contents

Records include: Minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1783-1938; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1841-1877.


  • Creation: 1783-1938


Language of Materials

Records entirely in English.

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

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

A meeting for worship at Alloways Creek was established in 1679 under Salem Monthly Meeting. A preparative meeting was established by 1745. In 1783, these meetings were transferred to Greenwich Monthly Meeting. After the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two preparative meetings emerged.

The Orthodox preparative meeting and meeting for worship were discontinued in 1828 by Salem Quarterly Meeting; the members were transferred to Greenwich Preparative Meeting (Orthodox).

By 1932, the Hicksite preparative meeting and meeting for worship were not held on a regular basis. The meeting for worship was discontinued in 1950; the preparative meeting was discontinued in 1951.

This meeting is often referred to as "Hancock's Bridge".


1.5 Linear Feet

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting reproductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library