Box and key

Object number
2018.011.001ab
Date
before 1825
Description
Wood box covered with animal skin, perhaps calfskin, held in place with nailed leather straps. There is a handle on the top of the box, and a locking clasp at the front. The interior of the box is lined with a New York newspaper dating from 1821. The box likely dates from the 18th century, or the early 19th century at the latest. A small key is with the box.

This box belonged to the John Clarke Trust and contained financial records of the trust, including rentals of Charity Farm. Those records have been removed and are stored with the John Clarke Trust records (MS.088)
Materials
wood
leather
metal
Credit Line
Gift of the John Clarke Trust
Object Types
boxes (containers), keys (hardware)
Related People & Organizations
John Clarke Trust (associated)