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Plumstead Preparative Meeting (1731-1893) Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/P550
Identifier: QM-Ph-P550

Scope and Contents

Records include: Orthodox men's minutes, 1835-1878.


  • Creation: 1835-1878


Language of Materials

Records entirely in English

Biographical / Historical

An indulged meeting was established at Plumstead by Buckingham Monthly Meeting in 1727. The meeting for worship was established by Bucks Quarterly Meeting in 1730. Plumstead Preparative Meeting was established ca. 1731. The Orthodox branch of this meeting removed to Landisville in 1836. The preparative meeting was discontinued in 1878 and its members were transferred to Buckingham Monthly Meeting. Plumstead Meeting was discontinued in 1893. Plumstead Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1867; its members were transferred to Buckingham Preparative Meeting (Hicksite). By 1900, the meeting for worship was held on an annual basis.

Plumstead Friends Meeting (2002- ) is an active monthly meeting described in QM-Ph-P560.


0.5 linear ft.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

The Mercer Museum & Library holds some minutes from Plumstead Preparative Meeting from around 1770-1840. A photocopy of the microfilm has been added to our PG2 file on Plumstead.

Plumstead Preparative Meeting (1731-1893) Records
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