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Metal pen nib attached to original cardboard card featuring a castle and lake scene over a bust portrait of a young man and a scrolling leaf and thistle border in white on an orange background.
Front: "NEWSTAND ABBEY / JOSEPH GILLOTT'S CALLIGRAPHIC PENS / MAKER IN ORDINARY BY COMMAND TO THE QUEEN. / No. 8"
Back:"I bought this card of pens in A 1846./ C.M.T. / I gave this to Mary Lord in D 1846 & she / carried it to Lyme & brought it up to Shelburne / the same year. Charles M. Taintor. / Sept. 19th, D 1853 / Charles M. Taintor / Charles M. Tayntor." (Printed and written)
Taintor, Charles Michael, Mr., 1817-1905
Lord, Mary, 1822-1883
Joseph Gillott's (Manufacturer)
England (origin); Shelburne, Mass (use)
4 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in (HxW) (inches)