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Pen nib

Object Number: 
1946.259ab
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 )
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."
Description: 
Gold pen nib mounted on rectangular piece of cardboard with typewritten inscription.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group