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Mount Holly Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-M650

Scope and Contents

Records of the Mount Holly Preparative Meeting, 1782-1902, include: vital records, 1782-1877; Hicksite men's minutes, 1816-1894; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1902; rough minutes of the pre-separation men's meeting, 1823-1827; Hicksite women's minutes, 1865-1880; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1849-1891; rough minutes of the pre-separation women's meeting, 1797-1811; account book and other financial records, 1873-1895; Mt. Holly Friends Day School account books and receipt books, 1793-1883.


  • Creation: 1793-1895


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 "Northampton" was organized by Burlington Monthly Meeting in 1684. A preparative meeting was established before 1762. In 1776, the name of the meeting was changed to "Mount Holly." After the Hicksite separation of 1827, the preparative meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

In 1828, Mount Holly Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was transferred to Burlington Monthly Meeting. The preparative meeting was discontinued in 1904, and its members transferred to Burlington Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). The meeting for worship was discontinued in 1912, and an indulged meeting was established at Mount Holly. This meeting was active until 1929.

Mount Holly Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1894.


3.75 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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