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Object Name GLOVE
Catalog Number 0985.10.00004, a
Description One pair of (probably machine) knitted , over-the-wrist gloves, with cuffs fuller than the hands. The fabric was originally white or ivory in color. The cuffs are in two layers. The top layer is an open work stitch. The second layers is stockinette stitich. Knuckles have a single line of embroidery over each.
Dimensions W-7.5 L-12.5 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis; Mary Burt
Event flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Provenance Jefferson Davis wore this pair of gloves during the war. Varina Howell Davis gave them to Miss Mary Burt in 1865 while staying in Abbeville, South Carolina at the Hon. Armistead Burt's home, where the last Confederate Cabinet meeting was held. Mrs. Davis gave them to Miss Burt saying, "Keep them, they will be a relic some day."
People Davis, Jefferson
Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks
Burt, Mary
Search Terms flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
items left behind
Abbeville, South Carolina
Subjects gifts
Clothing & dress