Tooled leather snuffbox, York, 1767

Contributed by Old York Historical Society

Description

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".

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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

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Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
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