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Description

Black painted wooden box with handwritten label in inside. Hinged lid.

Details

Maker
Cotton, John (Maker)
Date
1788-1790
Inscriptions
1) Handwritten paper label pasted to inside lid: ""Edward Cotton, Son of Solomon, was born/ October 25/ 1779 died August 13/ 1819. (This box was probably a boys trade with Hoagger). The lettering was done by his brother John Cotton born June 9/ 1771 died Nov 25/ 1837 probably about 1790 among his early lettering."" 2) Printed in ink on inside lid: ""Benjamin King Hagger/ in Ear [?] 1789/ Boston April [?] 5 Day/ August 1788."" 3) Initials cardved inside lid: ""B""/ ""BE"" 4) Painted in white paint on exterior of lid: ""Edwd Cotton""
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
BOX
boxes (containers)
Painted
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1990.545
GUSN
10895

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