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Small circular wooden box with note attached to base: "Relics of the olden times", 1825

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Identifier: id174996

Scope and Contents

Note reads: "Relics of the olden times, A gift from J. F. Watson to Comdr Jas Barron. 1825. The box is of Walnut, a tree of Penn's day & the last left alive in the City of Philda.It stood till 1813 before the Hall of Independence. The oak on the lid is of the timber of the Alliance frigate, the last relic of the first Amn Navy. The Mahogany is of Columbus' house, the first in Amca, 1496." The following note is written on paper attached to the liner base of the box: "a characteristic of Presdt Harrison is very applicable to Comdre Barron, vizt: 'He has a remarkably suggestive mind; and having passed through a career full of incident & variety, his retentive memory seems to be constantly on the alert for illustrations drawn from his own experience of any points that may occur' --S. L. W."


  • Creation: 1825


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From the Collection: 5.00 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository