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Hockessin Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/H620
Identifier: QM-Ph-H620

Scope and Contents

Records of Hockessin Preparative Meeting, 1818-1893, as follows: minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1818-1825; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1825-1886; women's meeting minutes, 1863-1893; account book, 1822-1854; subscription lists for quota, 1830-1837 & n.d.


  • 1818-1893


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 at Hockessin was established in 1737 by Newark (Kennett) Monthly Meeting. In 1786, Western Quarterly Meeting established Hockessin Preparative Meeting out of a division of Center Preparative Meeting.

Hockessin Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) absorbed Center Preparative Meeting in 1827; the preparative meeting was transferred to Kennett Monthly Meeting in 1831. In 1856, the meeting for worship and preparative meeting were discontinued. Their members were transferred to Kennett Preparative Meeting.

Hockessin Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1914.


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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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