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Brown plaited hair mourning bracelet (.1) with metal clasp fastener and security clip at the center; the overall design is plain plaiting; the clasp has a padlock style lock (.2) which opens and slips through the clasp.
This bracelet is made from the hair of Sarah Eayers Davis, Phebe Ann Davis, and Matthew Livingston Davis (1783-1850), ancestors of the donor. Matthew Davis was a New York journalist, but is probably best known for his close friendship with Aaron Burr. He was present at the duel when Burr shot Alexander Hamilton; later he published Burr's private papers in two books. For many years Davis was a sachem in the Tammany Society, and was grand sachem from 1814-1815.
Gift of Sarah Lathrop Hunter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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