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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 16 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 16
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London of celebrated men of science, chiefly former members of the society: Sir Humphry Davy, Sir Joseph Banks, Earl of Rosse, Sir Joseph Hooker, - Yesterday, Oct. 21, Sunday, went to Jordans, Chalfornt, to see Wm Penn's grave.  Motor from Slough but motor stuck fast on a hill and we cut across to the Uxbridge road and on, leaving Beaconsfield (whence Disraeli's title) to the left.  Th meeing house of the Friends is in a very secluded spot in a hollow.  The burying ground lies at the right.  Few of the graves are marked but all the stones are of the  :::::::::  Oct. 18, 1905 same size and pattern.  Quakers believe in hewing all alike, no man rising above his neighbor in worldly things.  William Penn's stone is like all the rest: his name and the year of his death. The burial ground is beautifully simple with a row of beeches about it - does not suggest a burying ground - least of all an American cemetery.  The meeting house does not look like a church - more like a dwelling house.  It is simple indeed.  No pulpit, only a slightly raised railed platform at the end.  At the opposite end is the women gallery, closed now with shutters, but are opened like windows when the Friends
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