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Object Name BOOKEND
Catalog Number 0985.07.00216
Description The bookend is a walnut base with two collapsible end pieces hinged to a slide. The ends are decorated with stamped brass plates.
Dimensions H-6 W-13 D-4.75 inches
Owned Mamie Harris
Provenance Mrs. Jefferson Davis gave the bookends to Mamie Harris on her ninth birthday, July 29, 1869. Jefferson and Mrs. Davis were visiting her sister in London at the time.

"Book slides given to Mrs. Charles E. Barrett-Lennard (Mamie Harris) on her ninth birthday, July 26, 1869, by Mrs. Jefferson Davis, who with her husband was visiting her sister in London."
People Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks
Barrett-Lennard, Mamie Harris [Mrs. Charles E.]
Harris, Mamie
Subjects Birthdays
gifts
girls
children