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Centre Preparative Meeting (1707-1876) Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/C410
Identifier: QM-Ph-C410

Scope and Contents

Records include: pre-Separation and Hicksite men's minutes, 1808-1876.


  • 1808-1876


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 seasonal meeting for worship at Centre was established in 1687 by Newark [Kennett] Monthly Meeting. In 1690, the meeting was established on a year-round basis; until 1720, this meeting circulated between Centre and Newark. A preparative meeting at Centre was established in 1707. In 1808, the meeting for worship and preparative meeting became part of Centre [Hockessin] Monthly Meeting. Centre Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was absorbed by Hockessin Preparative Meeting in 1827. The meeting for worship was discontinued in 1830. The Hicksite preparative meeting was discontinued in 1876. The name of this meeting is often spelled "Center."


5 Volumes



Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Centre Preparative Meeting (1707-1876) 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 reproductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library