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Pennsbury Preparative Meeting of Friends Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/P420
Identifier: QM-Ph-P420

Scope and Contents

Records of the Hicksite preparative meeting, 1827-1864, as follows: men's minutes, 1827-1861 and 1861-1864; women's minutes, 1836-1864; women's account book, 1837-1862.


  • Creation: 1827-1864


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

An indulged meeting at Pennsbury was established by Falls Monthly Meeting in 1814. It was discontinued in 1815, then re-established in 1816. The preparative meeting was established by Bucks Quarterly Meeting in 1818. The Orthodox branch of the preparative meeting was discontinued in1827, and its members transferred to Falls Preparative Meeting. The meeting for worship was discontinued in 1828. The Hicksite preparative meeting and meeting for worship were discontinued in 1865 and the members attached to Falls Preparative Meeting. An indulged meeting at Pennsbury was granted by Falls Monthly Meeting in 1868; it opened in 1869 and was discontinued in 1894.


1 linear ft.

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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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