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Object Name Case, Dressing
Catalog Number 0985.03.00001, a-e
Description Folding leather and wood dressing case with embossed design on cover; wooden rack holds two copper lidded jars and one copper box. A hidden drawer in the case holds two wax pellets, linen tape and three coins, one of which is a 1831 Peruvian colonial.
Dimensions H-9.375 W-5.875 D-3.625 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Event Flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Provenance This dressing case was used by Jefferson Davis during his years as the President of the Confederacy. It was given by him to Mrs. Robertson in Washington, Georgia, in 1865 when he departed her home during his escape.
People Davis, Jefferson
Robertson, M. E., Mrs.
Search Terms flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
items left behind
Washington, Georgia
Subjects gifts
Coins
Currency