The death of John Horniman

Short newspaper article announcing the death and burial of John Horniman, F. J. Horniman’s revered father. John Horniman was a member and a benefactor of the Society of Friends, and a contributor to a large number of charitable institutions. He was buried on Wednesday, amid the grounds surrounding the Friends’ Meeting House in Croydon, a rare honour that shows the deep respect in which he was held by his fellow Quakers.

Collection Information

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