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Pocket Book and Silver Cartouche

 File — Box: 11
Identifier: id300533

Scope and Contents

This box houses a leather pocket book/ billfold which belonged to Edward L. Swem (1838- 1918) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Swem was a Union soldier in the Civil War who later operated his own photography studio in Belle Plaine, Iowa and Cedar Rapids. Edward L. Swem was the father of Earl Gregg Swem. Cartouche accompanies leather billfold and has "Swem" etched in the center. For preservation purposes it is detached from the leather billfold and housed in the velvet pocket that came with it. Accession 2016.032.


  • Creation: 1910-1971, undated


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 4.70 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository