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Pen nib

Pen nib
Title
Pen nib
Date 
1864
Medium 
Gold, cardboard
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 10.8 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Gold pen nib mounted on rectangular piece of cardboard with typewritten inscription.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith
Object Number 
1946.259ab
Marks 
stamped: on back of nib: "LEVI / BROWN / -A. D- / 1864" typewritten: on cardboard mount: "GOLD PEN GIVEN TO / LIEUTENANT WILLIAM GRIFFITH, U.S. ARMY / BY GENERAL WM. T. SHERMAN FOR SERVING / HIM AS PRIVATE SECRETARY DURING THE / CIVIL WAR."
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this object was given to the donor's uncle, Lieutenant William Griffith (b. 1845), by General William Tecumseh Sherman. Lieutenant Griffith served as General Sherman's private secretary during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group