Barrell Family Ring, 1810

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


While living in Copenhagen in 1810, George Barrell sent this ring to his father, Nathaniel, of York.

The ring contains a sample of George's hair intertwined with his mother's.

In a letter accompanying the ring the son wrote, "I hope it will suit you to wear it as a trifling token of the affection of your youngest child, who far from you ceases not to recollect with undiminished affection, one of the best of parents."

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About This Item

  • Title: Barrell Family Ring, 1810
  • Creation Date: 1810
  • Subject Date: 1810
  • Town: York
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Gold, pearls, hair, glass
  • Local Code: 2004.091
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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