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Object Name Spider
Catalog Number 1980.22
Date ca. 1816
Material(s) Iron
Dimensions H-2.75 W-11.75 D-23.5 inches
Description This large cast iron spider pan has a round surface with short sides, three legs and a very long handle. The handle has a loop at the end. A rectangular piece of beige paper is adhered to the surface.
Notes Note from donor in the file says "This old "baker" was sold by Thomas Lincoln, the father of Abraham Lincoln, when he was preparing to go to Indiana in 1816 to Johnson Graham, a minister of the Brush Creek Baptist Church in Green County, Ky. Johnson Grahm was an uncle of Minter Graham the man that taught Lincoln. It has been in the Graham family until 1942 when it was given to me [the donor] by David Graham, with a letter telling some of its history. At the time Mr. Graham gave it to me he said that Johnson Graham bought it from Thomas Lincoln, and at his death it passed down to his niece and at her death it [went] to her nephew, Robert Hodgen Graham, the father of David Graham, and Mr. Graham said that he had it in his possession since 1884.

Note that Minter Graham's name has also been found to be spelled Mentor Graham.
Collection Roy A. Cann Collection
People Lincoln, Thomas
Lincoln, Abraham
Graham, Johnson
Graham, Minter
Subjects Kitchens
Cooking
Cooking utensils
Pots & pans
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS