Wood fragment from Sir William Johnson's coffin
Wood, paper, string
Overall: 1 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 16.5 x 6.4 cm )
Wood fragment from Sir William Johnson's coffin wrapped in yellow paper with accompanying letter.
Gift of P. Skinner
written: on paper wrapper; "Piece of the coffin of Sir William Johnson who died in 1774/ Taken from the vault June 1862/ by M. Wade esq. Clerk of Fulton County/ Presented to N.Y. Historical Society/ by...kinner, September, 1862"
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