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Hockessin Monthly Meeting Records (including Center)

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/H600
Identifier: QM-Ph-H600

Scope and Contents

Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1808-1827; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1827-1893; minutes of the Hicksite joint (men's and women's) meeting, 1893-1955; minutes of the united meeting since 1955 (with gaps); vital records since 1740; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1893; minutes of the pre-Separation woman's meeting, 1808-1827; minutes of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1827-1831; account books and other financial records; property records including a 2007 meeting house preservation plan; and First Day School minutes, 1887-1899. Several 20th-century clerk's files are also present, along with the meeting newsletter 1956-ongoing (with gaps).


  • 1740 - 2018


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

Center Monthly Meeting was established in 1807 by Western Quarterly Meeting out of Kennett Monthly Meeting. Its first business sessions were held in 1808. The Orthodox monthly meeting was merged into Kennett Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1831. Center Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) changed its name to Hockessin Monthly Meeting in 1955. Hockessin is currently an active monthly meeting.


2.25 Linear Feet (4 document cases; bound volumes)



Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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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