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Object Name Burner, Lamp
Catalog Number 0985.13.00367a
Date 1861-1865
Description Lamp burner: A small glass bottle with a tin cap and cotton wick fits inside the base and would have provided the fuel for the larger lantern (.367b).
Material Glass/Cotton/Metal/Tin
Owned Sally Tompkins
Provenance This lantern with the original "onion" shade was used during the Civil War in a hospital on Main Street in Richmond, probably Robertson Hospital in charge of Captain Sally L. Tompkins.
People Tompkins, Sally Louisa
Search Terms Robertson Hospital
Richmond hospitals
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel
hospitals
lighting