Overall: 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. ( 1.3 x 6 cm )
Circular oak box made out of piece of wood of oak tree planted by Lord Byron in 1808 at Neustead Abbey, England; oval silver plaque in center of top with engraved inscription.
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
engraved: on silver plaque: "This box is mae from/a peice (sic) of the Oak Tree planted/by Lord Byron in 1808 at Neustead/Abbey, England and given to me/by the present propritor (sic) of the/Abbey Colonel Wildman on/the 18th of June 1853/STEPHEN C. MASSETT"
This box was made out of wood from an oak tree planted by Lord Byron in 1808 at Neustead Abbey, England. The box was presented by a proprietor of the Abbey in 1853, Colonel Wildman, to Stephen C. Massett on June 18th, 1853.
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