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The Quaker bottle

Photograph reproduced by kind permission of the Library of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain. The Quaker bottle of port is housed in a handsome wooden case. The label reads:

This bottle of Port Wine was given by John Gurney Bevan to John Brown, John King and John Brown, jnr., when imprisoned in the Fleet in London in the year 1797, under an Exchequer process for the non-payment of Tithes at Haddenham, and at the request of John Brown, jnr. is not to be opened until the Church of England is severed from the State by Legislature.
Presented to the Library by John Brown of Wisbech, in 1898


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