|Description||The folding-envelope style housewife consists of blue and black ribbon print taffeta with black ribbon trim. The housewife contains thread fragments and buttons.|
|Dimensions||W-4 L-13.5 inches|
|Made||Varina Banks Howell Davis (tenative)|
Jefferson Davis used this housewife needlecase.
"A travelling thread case always fitted up for Mr. Davis valise when he left home alone." (note in Mrs. Davis' hand)
"No. 10: Traveling threadcase used by Jefferson Davis when he left home to go on trips alone." (original label written by Varina Davis)
Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks