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Object Name TEASPOON
Catalog Number 0985.07.00160
Date 1831
Description The teaspoon is made of silver in the fiddle thread pattern. Old English "D" is engraved on the handle, which has a raised scalloped edge. This silver teaspoon matches the one in (0985.7.162). The maker's stamp is on the spoon, "R. Keyworth / 1831."
Dimensions L-6 inches
Owned Davis family
Made Robert Keyworth
Event evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Provenance This is a silver spoon left by President Davis in the White House of the Confederacy during the evacuation of Richmond. A letter dated April 5, 1865 from Jefferson Davis to his wife Varina, . . . "David Bradford went back from the depot to bring out the spoons and forks, which he was told, had been left, and to come out with General Breckinridge. Since then I have not heard from either of them."
People Davis family
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
Richmond, Virginia
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865