|Description||Leather roll-up style housewife with red ribbon trim; red satin liner with multiple pockets.|
Jefferson Davis used the housewife when traveling alone.
"No. 15: This thread case was always fitted up for Mr. Davis when he went on a journey, and though he was more than incapable with a needle he was quite proud of the little skill he had." (typed note, apparently quoting Mrs. Davis. Source unknown)