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Lansdowne Preparative Meeting Records (including its predecessor Darby Preparative Meeting (Orthodox))

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Held at: Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

A meeting for worship at Darby was established in 1682 by Chester Monthly Meeting. In 1684 the meeting became part of Darby Monthly Meeting. A preparative meeting was established in 1701.

In 1831, Darby Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) removed its meeting place to Lansdowne. Darby Preparative Meeting was transferred to Chester Monthly Meeting in 1849 and then to Lansdowne Monthly Meeting in 1904. Its name was changed to Lansdowne Preparative Meeting in 1924; the Orthodox preparative meeting was discontinued in 1953.

Darby Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1898.

Records of Lansdowne Preparative Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1924-1953), 1827-1907, and its predecessor, Darby Preparative Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1924). Includes: Women's minutes, 1827-1847 and 1903-1907; women's account book, 1852-1901; miscellaneous papers relating to history of Darby meeting, 1902-1961.

The records of Darby Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) are described in a separate finding aid.

Deposit

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Date
2011
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.

Collection Inventory

RG2/Ph/L34 1.1. Minutes, 1878-1953.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Lansdowne Preparative Meeting, 1878-1953. Contains minutes of Darby Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1878-1924, and Lansdowne Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1924, 1934, and 1953. There are gaps: 1924-1934 and 1934-1953.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/L34 2.1-2.3. Minutes, 1827-1907.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the women's meeting, 2.1 1827-1835, 2.2 1835-1847,and 2.3 1903-1907

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

3 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/L34 3.1. Account book [women], 1852-1901.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/L34 4.1. Miscellaneous papers, 1902-1961, bulk 1902-1940.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers relating to the history of Darby Meeting (Lansdowne, Pa.), also known as "Upper Darby Meeting House," 1902-1961. Included are: Recollections of Samuel Sellers, 1902; members and others attending Upper Darby meeting as recollected by Mary P., Samuel and Sarah P. Sellers, [1902?]; Recollections of J. Henry Scattergood relating to Edward Garrett, 1940; list of "worthies" who sat in the galleries at Upper Darby Meeting House in the 1840's and 1850's, 1918; ms. note of Henry J. Cadbury, relative to 1902 material, 1961

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

5 items (in folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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