Wood log from tree under which George Fox preached w/document

Object Number: 
INV.838
Date: 
1750-1844
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 31.8 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: on label: "George Fox Oak/ Presented to/ RS Haviland/ by/ Mary [?]ock/ Flushing BiCentennial/ 5th Mo 29th 1895"
Description: 
Section of tree branch with bark.
Gallery Label: 
A note found with the object reads as follows: "A piece of the leafless, branchless, dead trunk of the famous dead Oak which stands in Flushing, L.I. under the shade of which, Geo. Fox, the Quaker, two centuries since, when he could obtain neither Church nor School House, or other suitable building for the purpose, stood & preached to large gatherings of the people which (who?) heard him gladly. I may perhaps at a future day give a more accurate & detailed [illeg.] of this matter to the Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel Barlow, 1844
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group