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P2903-9/12 Postcard, colour, 'The Wilberforce Oak, Keston', printed by EA Sweetman & Son Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, c1964. Click to enlarge.

Postcard of the Wilberforce Oak, Keston

Made
Postcard, colour, 'The Wilberforce Oak, Keston', printed by EA Sweetman & Son Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, c1964

William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a frequent visitor to the Keston area as his close friend, William Pitt the younger, lived nearby. It is said that he discussed the abolition of slavery with Pitt near this oak tree at the top of the vale of Keston. Lawrence Hargrave (1850-1915) spent his childhood in this district, 1850-1865.

Summary

Object No.

P2903-9/12

Object Statement

Postcard, colour, 'The Wilberforce Oak, Keston', printed by EA Sweetman & Son Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, c1964

Physical Description

Postcard, colour, 'The Wilberforce Oak, Keston', printed by EA Sweetman & Son Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, c1964

William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a frequent visitor to the Keston area as his close friend, William Pitt the younger, lived nearby. It is said that he discussed the abolition of slavery with Pitt near this oak tree at the top of the vale of Keston. Lawrence Hargrave (1850-1915) spent his childhood in this district, 1850-1865.

Marks

Printed on lower centre of postcard '61020 The Wilberforce Oak, Keston.'

Production

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Harvard

Postcard of the Wilberforce Oak, Keston 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 May 2022, <https://ma.as/323248>

Wikipedia

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