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Goshen Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-G640

Scope and Contents

Records include: pre-Separation minutes, 1807-1814 and subscription list, Twelfth Month 29, 1797; Minute books of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1827-1937; minute books of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1860-1869, 1877-1889.


  • Creation: 1797-1937


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

Goshen Preparative Meeting was established circa 1703. In 1827, after the Hicksite separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. Goshen Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1891; its members were transferred to Whiteland Preparative Meeting. Goshen Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was established as Goshen Monthly Meeting at the dissolution of the original Hicksite monthly meeting. In 1956, the second Goshen Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) merged with Goshen Monthly Meeting at Malvern, the former Orthodox meeting, to form the present-day Goshen Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.


1.5 linear ft.

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Physical Location

This collection includes records stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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