Contributed by Old York Historical Society
Robert Sandeman (1718-1771), co-founder of the Sandemanian religious sect, gave the snuffbox to Nathaniel Barrell (1732-1831) of York when based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Barrell was a member of the Sandemanian sect.
It was originally covered with leather over a paper base. The leather on the bottom is tooled. The silver band around the side of the cover is inscribed "Ex dono R Sandeman 1767. to N. Barrell".
About This Item
- Title: Tooled leather snuffbox, York, 1767
- Creation Date: circa 1767
- Subject Date: 1767
- Local Name: Barrell Grove
- Town: Portsmouth, York
- County: Rockingham, York
- State: ME, NH
- Media: Leather, paper and silver
- Dimensions: 5 cm x 9 cm
- Local Code: L.1983.160
- Collection: Gift of Mrs. C.C. Barrell
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
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