Centre Preparative Meeting (1707-1876) Records
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Overview and metadata sections
A seasonal meeting for worship at Centre was established in 1687 by Newark [Kennett] Monthly Meeting. In 1690, the meeting was established on a year-round basis; until 1720, this meeting circulated between Centre and Newark. A preparative meeting at Centre was established in 1707. In 1808, the meeting for worship and preparative meeting became part of Centre [Hockessin] Monthly Meeting. Centre Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) was absorbed by Hockessin Preparative Meeting in 1827. The meeting for worship was discontinued in 1830. The Hicksite preparative meeting was discontinued in 1876. The name of this meeting is often spelled "Center."
Records include: pre-Separation and Hicksite men's minutes, 1808-1876.
- Center Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : approximately 1707-1827 : Centerville, Del.)
- Centre Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite : 1827-1876 : Centerville, Del.)
- Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.
- Use Restrictions
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.
Minutes of the Hicksite Preparative Meeting, 1827-1876 & minutes of the pre-Separation preparative meeting, 1808-1827. Also included are assessments, 1839-1849
Available on microfilm in the following location(s):
- Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph90
- Haverford: No Film
5 v. ; 21 cm. or smallerMaterial Specific Details
Affiliation: Pre-Separation/HicksitePhysical Location
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College