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Wilmington Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-W580

Scope and Contents

Records of Wilmington Preparative Meeting, 1811-1891, include: pre-Separation rough minutes, 1812-1819; Hicksite minutes, 1857-1891; Orthodox minutes, 1831-1848; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1870-1891; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1883-1907; Hicksite financial records, 1811-1891; and minutes of the Society for the Relief of the Poor, 1813-1815.


  • 1811-1891


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

A meeting for worship at Wilmington was established in Twelfth Month, 1737/1738 by Chester Quarterly Meeting under Kennett Monthly Meeting. A preparative meeting was established there by 1750. After the Separation of 1827-1828, there were two Wilmington Preparative Meetings. The Orthodox preparative meeting was discontinued in 1907. Regular sessions of the Hicksite preparative meeting were suspended in 1891.


3.5 Linear Feet



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


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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 or requesting reproductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library