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Tortola Quaker Stamp Celebration


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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The Tortola Quaker meeting spanned between 1727 and 1762. Quakers in the Carribbean first settled in Barbados in 1655 and spread all throughout various island nations, including Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands. The Quaker meeting in the British Virgin Islands first began in the former capital Virgin Gorda and later moved to the new capital in Tortola. John Pickering, governor of Tortola, was a Quaker and held meetings in his home.

This collection contains various letters and corresponding items from the Tortola Quaker Stamp Celebration in 1973. This includes a program of the individuals who made the Quaker stamps possible, a letter from George Vaux on behalf of the Friends Historical Association, and multiple Tortola Quaker stamps on letters belonging to Henry J. Cadbury.

One Folder.

Unknown Acquisition

Processed by Erick Iraheta, completed March 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Erick Iraheta
Finding Aid Date
March, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Tortola Quaker Stamp Celebration.
Box 63

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