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Object Name MATCHBOX
Catalog Number 0985.07.00033
Description The matchbox is made of polished agate and gilded brass with a spring loaded latch.
Dimensions W-1 L-2.75 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Made Creator unknown, Welsh
Provenance This Welsh matchbox was owned and used by Jefferson Davis. Probably given to him in postwar years, as that is when his daughter Varina "Winnie" Davis (b. 1865) visited Wales.

"Matchbox from Wales, given to President Davis".
People Davis, Jefferson