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Cream horsehair, braided; trimmings include: ivory taffeta ribbon brocaded with brown and yellow floral sprays, with artificial wax flowers, some are buds and some have feathers; white silk ribbon ties with stripes and scalloped edge; brim lined with lace; crown lined with net; wire band at edge of brim.
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Handwritten paper notes pinned to lining (see file): 1) ""Bonnet - 1820-30 / once the property of Mrs. William Brown / whose husband owned and was / proprietor of the Eagle House / Haverhill Mass.-------/"". 2) ""Note - lining of bonnet was taken out / by someone who borrowed it to wear / original lining was a shirred tulle / color of bonnet / original strings would have been / same as bonnet, these are old / but not the first ones. / H.E.L."".