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Pilesgrove Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/P540
Identifier: QM-Ph-P540

Scope and Contents

Records of the Hicksite preparative meeting include: Minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1860-1926; women's minutes, 1851-1886; burials at Woodstown, N.J. (including burials of non-Friends), 1816-1903.


  • Creation: 1816-1926.


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

Pilesgrove Preparative Meeting was established in 1735. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. Pilesgrove Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was transferred to Salem Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1830. It was discontinued later that year, and its members were transferred to Salem Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). Pilesgrove Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was established as Woodstown Monthly Meeting in 1928 at the dissolution of Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting. This meeting is often referred to as "Woodstown".


1.5 linear ft.

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Pilesgrove Preparative Meeting Records
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