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Springfield Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/Ph/S680
Identifier: QM-Ph-S680

Scope and Contents

Records of the Orthodox preparative meeting and of its predecessor, the pre-Separation preparative meeting, 1703-1912, as follows: minutes, 1818-1839, 1882-1903; women's minutes, 1840-1852; record of membership, 1881-1887; account books and other financial records, 1864-1899; deeds and other property records, 1703-1909; miscellaneous papers, 1825-1842.


  • Creation: 1703-1912


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

Springfield Preparative Meeting was established in 1698/9. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, two preparative meetings were formed. The Hicksite preparative meeting was discontinued in 1849. Springfield Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1903, and its members were attached to Media Preparative Meeting. In 1948, the Springfield members of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) were established as Springfield Monthly Meeting.


3 linear ft.

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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