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Wood from tree under which George Fox preached w/docu. and label

Object Number: 
INV.830
Date: 
1750-1844
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 3 x 1 in. ( 18.4 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: on label: "George Fox Oak/ Presented to/ RS Haviland/ by/ Mary [?]ock/ Flushing BiCentennial/ 5th Mo 29th 1895"
Description: 
Rectangular, sawn fragment of wood with inscribed paper label affixed to one side.
Gallery Label: 
A note found with the object dating from 1955 states that this fragment of the George Fox Oak had been in the posession of the Haviland family of Chappaqua for 55 years. George Fox was a Quaker preacher who preached beneath this tree in Flushing, Queens.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group