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items from desk in president's house, including Samuel Kirkland items

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: yhm-arc-2006-007

Content Description

The items include two pewter plates that belonged to Samuel Kirkland, a china cup or bowl and plate and a lock also associated with Kirkland, a plaque from a tree planted by Alexander Hamilton, a gavel with Elihu Root's name engraved on it, medals, Buttrick's glazier's box, a marquetry box, and two oriental elephants and two china dog bookends with no visible link to the college. Added 9/6/2016: Accession 2016.037 Beaded bag, made of silk and glass beads, with pastoral scene of three buildings, two trees, boy, and three sheep, belonging to Mary Ann, granddaughter of Samuel Kirkland, according to accompanying card (identical to the cards labeling the Samuel Kirkland items in 2006.007).

Acquisition Type



from desk or breakfront in president's house, or possibly from a piece of furniture from the Admissions office. Pewter plates were given to the College in 1926: "a gift from Mrs. E. R. Houghton of Northampton, Mass., consisting of two pewter plates which were the property of our founder when he was living among the Indians of Kanonwarohara as their missionary in 1770" (Bulletin, Commencement Number, 1926, p. 20).

Restrictions Apply



2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)