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Rowntree, John William
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(Sep 4, 1868, York – Mar 9, 1905, New York). Born into a prominent Quaker family, he left Bootham School, York, in 1886 to enter the family cocoa business. In 1892 he married Constance Naish (1871–1928) of Bristol, with whom he had five children. Beginning in 1893, Rowntree provided inspired and energetic leadership to the Quaker cause, especially through his promotion of adult schools as a means of securing an education for lay ministry. He also published widely, including Present Day Papers (1898–1899), A History of the Adult School Movement (1903), and Palestine Notes

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Carter, Grayson, “Rowntree, John William”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025082>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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