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."
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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Barrell, Nathaniel, 1732-1831--Associated objects
- Barrell, George Guelphs, 1780-1838--Associated objects
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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