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Object Name Opener, Letter
Catalog Number 0985.07.00038
Description The paper cutter has a handle made from carved pear wood with an acanthus design on one side. "Jeff Davis" is carved into the handle.
Dimensions W-0.875 L-9 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Provenance "Paper cutter owned by Jefferson Davis. Mr. Davis carved his name "Jeff Davis" on its handle."

"Broken paper knife which belonged to President Jefferson Davis, on the handle of which he scratched his name."
People Davis, Jefferson