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Plymouth Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-P580

Scope and Contents

Records of the Plymouth Monthly Meeting, 1773-1936, include: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1773-1934; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1844-1897; Hicksite women's minutes,1810-1897; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827-1906; Hicksite account books, 1773-1903; Hicksite subscription book, 1773-1902; Orthodox property records, 1831-1832.


  • 1773-1934


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Copyright and Rights Information

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

Plymouth Preparative Meeting was established in 1703. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

Plymouth Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1907, and its members were transferred to Norristown Preparative Meeting.

Plymouth Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) became Plymouth Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in 1936 at the dissolution of the original Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite).


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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


Separated Materials

Receipts for building the Orthodox meeting house may be found in RG5/099 Maulsby-Albertson Family Papers, Ser.6 (SW).

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