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Journael Gehouden opt’ schip den gulden Bever en tschip den gulden Otter van de Manathans naer Patria Ende Wedrom naer de Manathans (Journal kept aboard the Ship the Golden Beaver and the Ship the Golden Otter from the Manhattans to Patria and the return)
October 1660- June 1663
Ink on paper
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Overall: 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.9 x 4.4 x 5.4 cm )
Heart-shaped wooden box with fitted cover.
According to the donor, this heart-shaped box belonged to Julia Ann Curtis who was the donor's great grandmother. Ms. Curtis (who later became Mrs. Hugh Joseph Murray) received it from a woman while on her journey down the Hudson River to N.Y. from Newtown, Connecticut. The woman on the ship told Ms. Curtis that whenever she felt an inclination to do evil to look at the box and think of the woman who gave it to her.
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Seal
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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