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Medford and Upper Evesham Preparative Meetings Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/M420
Identifier: QM-Ph-M420

Scope and Contents

Records of Medford Preparative Meeting of Friends and of its predecessor, Upper Evesham Preparative Meeting, include: Hicksite minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1828-1970; Hicksite women's minutes, 1828-1891.


  • Creation: 1828-1970


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

Upper Evesham Preparative Meeting was established in 1783 by Salem Quarterly Meeting. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. In 1850, Upper Evesham Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) changed its name to Medford Preparative Meeting. In 1970, Upper Evesham Preparative Meeting, the former Orthodox meeting, merged with Medford Preparative Meeting, the former Hicksite meeting, to form the Society of Friends of Medford, an organization having the care of all property belonging to Medford Monthly Meeting.


1.5 Linear Feet



Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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