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Object Name INKSTAND
Catalog Number 0985.02.00008
Description Shallow dome of clear glass with central iron ringed opening. A round piece of paper with the history of the inkstand written upon it has been placed into the bottom of the well.
Material glass; paper; metal (iron)
Dimensions H-2.25 Dia-6.25 inches
Provenance Inkstand used by Jefferson Davis in Richmond while President of the Confederacy. It was left by Burton Harrison, secretary to Mr. Davis, at the home of Mrs. Amelia Haile near Gainesville, Florida, at the same time he left the fork (0985.2.7). Mr. Harrison stayed for a time with Mrs. Haile in Florida during his escape from the Federal troops after the evacuation of Richmond and capture of Jefferson Davis.
People Davis, Jefferson
Harrison, Burton
Haile, Amelia
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
Richmond, Virginia
flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Subjects women
gifts