Box

Date

1788-1790

GUSN

GUSN-10895

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Painted
BOX

Inscription

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""

Maker

Cotton, John (Maker)

Object Type

Container

Accession Number

1990.545