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Appoquinimink Preparative Meeting records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/A625
Identifier: QM-Ph-A625

Scope and Contents

Records of Appoquinimink Preparative Meeting. Includes Minutes, 1947-1951, with a transcription, and miscellaneous records, 1948-2022. Includes born digital records.


  • Creation: 1946 - 2024


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

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

A meeting for worship known as "George's Creek" was established under Kennett (Newark) Monthly Meeting in 1703; in 1705 this Meeting was transferred to Duck Creek Monthly Meeting. A preparative meeting was set off there between 1714 and 1717; this preparative meeting was discontinued in 1772. The meeting for worship moved to Appoquinimink Bridge in 1782, and a preparative meeting was again established under Duck Creek in 1788. The Orthodox Preparative Meeting was laid down at the time of the Separation in 1828. The Hicksite Preparative Meeting was discontinued two years later and its members were transferred to Duck Creek Preparative Meeting. A meeting for worship in Appoquinimink was revived in 1946 and a Preparative Meeting established in 1947. It was transferred to Wilmington from Southern Quarter. This Meeting is informally called Odessa.


.5 linear ft.

0.1 GB

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Appoquinimink Preparative Meeting records
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Find It at the Library

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 repoductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library