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


Purloined, Found and Recovered: The History of Bradford's History

by Stacy B.C. Wood, Jr. During that first program, you had a glimpse of Pilgrim Hall's facsimile copy of Bradford's manuscript Of Plimoth Plantation. The PA Society of Mayflower Descendants also has a copy, number 146 of an unknown number printed. This summer we had our copy rebound and a slip co...

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Double Date Confusion

by Margaret Harris Stover, C.G. Have you ever seen a date written 1672/3? Did you ever wonder what it meant? You will find it frequently in our country’s early records. Let me explain what it means because of our calendar changes. Long before written history humans made use of the calendar...

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