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Columbia Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/C600
Identifier: QM-Ph-C600

Scope and Contents

Records include: minutes of the Orthodox men's meeting, 1819-29; Orthodox women's minutes, 1812-29; pre-Separation and Hicksite vital records, 1814-1827.


  • Creation: 1812-1829


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

A meeting for worship known as Hempfield was organized in this area in 1728, but it had no official affiliation with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting until 1799, when an indulged meeting at Hempfield came under care of Lampeter Preparative Meeting and Sadsbury Monthly Meeting. In 1810, the name of the meeting was changed to Columbia and a preparative meeting was established in 1812. The Orthodox preparative meeting was discontinued in 1829, and its members were transferred to Lampeter Preparative Meeting. The meeting for worship was discontinued in 1834, and an indulged meeting at Columbia was established for a few months in 1835. The Hicksite preparative meeting was considered to be discontinued by 1830; its members were attached to Lampeter Preparative Meeting. Columbia Meeting was discontinued in about 1887.


1 linear ft.

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph122
  2. Haverford: No Film
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