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Accession Number: 1931.13.2

Physical Description: White ceramic square-shaped inkwell with hinged lid and decorated in floral designs. Earthenware inkwell with white glaze. Square hollow body with chamfered corners. Round opening at center top encased in brass collar. Square ceramic lid with beveled sides. Hinged brass collars arte stamped with decorative ring of dots. Transfer printed flowers on top of lid and front of inkwell. White paper label adhered to bottom.

History of Object: According to exhibit label: Inkwell used at Shawnee Mission during the meeting of the Territorial Legislature. Later used by Gov. Charles Robinson. According to list of relics sent to Shawnee Mission, June 20th, 1932: Inkwell used at Shawnee Mission during Territorial Legislature, and afterwards by Gov. Charles Robinson. According to provenance from W.F. Horn: This is one of several inkwells used at the Shawnee Mission during the Territorial Legislature and afterwards used by Governor Charles Robinson. Given to W.F. Horn in 1896.

Date: Between 1850 and 1890

Dimensions (in cm): 7.80 (H) 5.40 (W) 5.40 (D) W: 2"; H: 3"

Marks/Inscriptions: [paper label on bottom] 1111 / -2- ||

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
    Use, Place of: Kansas Territory
    Use, Place of: Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Johnson County (Kan.)

Status: Cataloged

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