Mother of pearl, leather, silk, metal, paper
Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 6.4 x 8.9 x 2.9 cm )
Leather sewing case lined with red moiré, with mother of pearl covers on both sides, encircled with leather strap with silver clasp closure; when opened, one side has secured leather strap holder through which to slide objects (the case holds a pair of scissors, a pair of tweezers, and a bodkin), the center section secured to spine area is a note pad, the other side is a pocket with accordioned sides, with a tab closure front containing a sewing book with needles.
engraved: on scissors: "EDWARDS / & JONES"
engraved: inside, metal tab closure: "Sounenir"
handwritten: inside front of notebaook, in pencil: "Laura Taylor / from her most affectionate / friend, / Francis St. Hawks. / March 15. 1836."
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