Newtown Preparative Meeting Records
Scope and Contents
Records of the pre-Separation and Hicksite preparative meeting include: Minutes, 1817-1940; women's minutes, 1817-1892; births and deaths, 1753-1891; trustees' minutes, 1893-1938; trustees' papers, 1915-1934; First Day School minutes, 1888-1901; First Day School Committee annual meeting minutes, 1893-1921
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
An indulged meeting at Newtown was established under Middletown Monthly Meeting and Wrightstown Monthly Meeting in 1815. The meeting for worship and preparative meeting were established by Bucks Quarterly Meeting under Wrightstown Monthly Meeting in 1817 and transferred to Makefield Monthly Meeting in 1820.
In 1827, the Orthodox branch of this preparative meeting merged with Makefield and Newtown Preparative Meeting; it was discontinued the same year. Newtown Meeting was laid down in 1828.
Newtown Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) became part of Newtown Monthly Meeting in 1926; it merged into the Monthly Meeting in 1940.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
- RECORDS OF NEWTOWN PREPARATIVE MEETING (NEWTOWN, BUCKS COUNTY, PA)
- A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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