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Object Name Chain, Watch
Catalog Number 0985.07.00212
Description The watch chain consists of woven horse hair and gold and/or brass fittings. The hook, center, and clasp are lightly etched.
Material Hair/Metal/Brass
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis, Jr.
Provenance The watch chain was made from hair from Traveller, Gen. Robert E. Lee's warhorse. The chain was very much cherished by Jefferson Davis, Jr.

"Chain made of the hair taken from Robert E. Lee's war horse's tail and presented to my dearly loved brother Jefferson Davis Jr. It was worn by him and he prized it greatly." - note by Margaret Hayes Davis
People Traveller
Davis, Jefferson, Jr.
Subjects horses
animals
hair
jewelry
Watch industry