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Object Name Souvenir
Catalog Number 0985.07.00118
Date c. 1906
Description Lock of hair from Varina Davis enclosed in a mourning envelope which is white with black border. Inside the hair is pinned to a smaller piece of paper on which the donor and date of receipt is noted.
Material hair (human)
Dimensions H-2.625 W-3.5 inches
Provenance Hair of Varina Banks Howell Davis given as a token of mourning. "Part of a lock of hair of Mrs. Jefferson Davis, given to Eppa Hunton IV." Given to Mrs. Eppa Hunton by Mrs. John G. Walker of Winchester, Virginia.
People Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks
Hunton, Eppa, IV
Walker, John G., Mrs.
Subjects hair
mourning