Writing case with accessories
Cardboard, textile, paper, wood, brass, other metal
Overall: 6 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 3/4 in. ( 15.9 x 21.3 x 1.9 cm )
Writing case (a) made of brown textile over cardboard, in the form of a small portfolio with brown cotton tape ties; case opens flat to reveal interior lined with white paper with pattern of green four-leaf clovers, with a pocket on one side made of cardboard with a red suede-like finish, and four brown cotton tape straps on the other side, one holding a stack of envelopes (i-v) and one holding a small brass cannister (c-d) containing three metal pen nibs (e-g); two pen holders located below flap, one holding a pen (b) with orange painted wooden handle, brass nib holder, and removable metal nib.
handwritten: on note (1) found in yellow envelope: "Head . . . 3d Brigade / May 18. 1862. / Orders / Countersign to commence at / retreat today and continue / until treat tomorrow. / New Orleans / Countersign Signal / [etc.]"
handwritten: on outside of note (2) found in yellow envelope: "For Samuel Zook(?) / 57th . . ."
handwritten: on inside of note (2) found in yellow envelope: "Camp near Hanover Pond(?) / May 26d 1862. / [etc.]
handwritten: on outside of note (3) found in yellow envelope: "Col. Uriah Wallace / Bridge Port / Conn / Com of 8th Regt / C.(?) M."
handwritten: on inside of note (3) found in yellow envelope: "Utah House / Baltimore Md / Annapolis Junction / Brown Hotel / Washington"
stamped: on pen nibs in cannister: "HINKS WELLS / & Co's / F / WARRANTED"
stamped: on pen nib holder: "E. FABER"
stamped: on nib in nib holder: "HEINTZE / & BLANCKERTZ / No 25 M"
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