Portable Desk, York, ca. 1810

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Portable Desk, York, ca. 1810

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Description

This portable desk descended in the Sarah "Sally" (Sayward) Barrell (1737-1805) and Nathaniel Barrell (1732-1831) family. According to family tradition, it belonged to their eldest daughter, Maine's first authoress, "Madam Wood," Sally Sayward (Barrell) Keating Wood (1759-1855).

She married Richard Keating (c. 1759-1783) in 1778. After Richard Keating's death, she married Abiel Wood. Madam Wood was published under the pseudonym "A Lady of Massachusetts," and later "A Lady of Maine." She wrote six novels, a children's hymnal, and a large number of unpublished poems.

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About This Item

  • Title: Portable Desk, York, ca. 1810
  • Creation Date: circa 1810
  • Subject Date: circa 1810
  • Town: York
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Eastern white pine with mahogany and birch veneers
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 56.6 cm x 55.7 cm
  • Local Code: 1976.52
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 361-3552
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