Skip to main content

Philadelphia Preparative Meeting, Western District (1814-1907) Records

 Collection — othertype: HV/Ph/P485
Identifier: QM-Ph-P485

Scope and Contents

Records of the Preparative Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Western District (Orthodox) include: women's minutes, 1856-1867.


  • Creation: 1813-1825


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 in the 12th Street meeting house was established in 1813 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting under the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia. The meeting was transferred to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District in 1814. A preparative meeting was established in 1814.

These meetings remained with the Orthodox Friends after the Separation. Philadelphia Preparative Meeting for the Western District was discontinued in 1907.


0.25 linear ft.

Language of Materials


Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Philadelphia Preparative Meeting, Western District (1814-1907) Records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

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 repoductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library