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Cape May Preparative Records

 Collection — othertype: HV/Ph/C350
Identifier: QM-Ph-C350

Scope and Contents

Records of Cape May Preparative Meeting, 1794-1817, include: Men’s Minutes 1794-1817.


  • Creation: 1794-1817


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 was organized at Cape May before 1726 under Salem Monthly Meeting or Haddonfield Monthly Meeting. A preparative meeting was established by 1726. In 1726, the meetings became part of a monthly meeting for Great Egg Harbor and Cape May. The meeting at Cape May was transferred to Maurice River Monthly Meeting in 1804.

In 1817, the monthly meeting was held entirely at Maurice River. Cape May Preparative Meeting was discontinued in 1818.

An indulged Meeting at Cape May during the summer months was established by Greenwich Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1882; in 1886, Salem Quarterly Meeting transferred the oversight of this meeting to Salem Monthly Meeting. It was discontinued at some point thereafter. In 1931, the seasonal meeting at Cape May was reestablished under the care of Salem Quarterly Meeting.

In 1957, the meeting for worship at Cape May became part of Seaville Monthly Meeting.


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Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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