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Object Name Buttons
Catalog Number 0985.07.00050b-aa
Description 24 small brass buttons (.50b-y), each with four holes. One small brass button (.50z) with two holes. One small whitish button (.50aa), possibly mother-of-pearl, with four holes. Found inside sewing box (0985.7.50).
Owned Varina Banks Howell Davis; Mrs. Clyde
Provenance Sewing box of Varina Banks Howell Davis. It was given by her at some point to Mrs Clyde, wife of the head of the Clyde Steamer Line in recognition of the courtesy extended to herself and President Davis by them.
People Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks
Clyde, Mrs.
Search Terms White House of the Confederacy (tentative)
Subjects Sewing
Needlework