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Providence Preparative Meeting (Delaware County, Pa.) Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/Ph/P720
Identifier: QM-Ph-P720

Scope and Contents

Records of the Pre-Separation and Hicksite preparative meetings include: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1830-1942; women's minutes, 1839-1891; papers concerning financial and property matters, 1876-1939; First Day School minutes, 1909-1926; First Day School attendance record, 1908-1918; Philanthropic Committee papers, 1931-1935; Media Friends' Association minutes, 1894-1908.


  • Creation: 1811-1942


Language of Materials

Records entirely in English

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

Providence Preparative Meeting was established in 12mo 1698/9. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two branches of this meeting were formed. Providence Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1828, and its members were transferred to Springfield Preparative Meeting. Providence Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was transferred to Providence Monthly Meeting in 1934. The meeting was discontinued in 1942, and its business was assumed by Providence Monthly Meeting.


6 linear ft.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Providence Preparative Meeting (Delaware County, Pa.) Records
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