In July of 1936 the Pilgrim John Howland Society began to publish our quarterly newsletter the Howland Quarterly. Now over 76 volumes of the Quarterly exist.

The main objects of this publication are (1) to bring our members closer together, for, after all, we are one large family; (2) to present to you the many interesting items relating to the Howlands—past and present—and (3) notices of our meetings, the work we are doing and our plans for developing the PJHS.

Below are articles from past issues of the Howland Quarterly that should be of interest to you. In addition, much of the material of this web site is culled from the past issues of the Howland Quarterly and are written by our members to help celebrate and to educate about our ancestors' achievements and lives.

Click on Index of articles below to read:

Index of Articles


The Naming of Howland Island

At the time of the fateful flight of Amelia Earhart in 1937, a small sand-strewn coral reef in the Pacific ocean, 1600 miles from Honolulu, was prepared for her by our government as a landing base. This island according to our maps is called Howland Island and until recently we have been unable t...

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Howland Children Questions & Answers

The children of our Pilgrim ancestors, John Howland and his wife Elizabeth, will be our subjects of this column. According to the records known, we will include the dates of their births, marriages and deaths. DESIRE, born abt. 1625 in Plymouth and died October 13, 1683, at Barnstable. She married ...

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