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Object Name Wallet
Catalog Number 1950.27
Date 1839
Material(s) Leather
Dimensions H-3.5 W-7 inches
Description This is a leather wallet with a fold-over strap. There are two pocket and two flaps on the inside. The flaps are tooled. There is an inscription that reads "W.H.E. Maccoun/bec.16th 1839./Salvisa, Ky."
Notes Old card, "Billfold of Mrs. W.H.E. Maccoun. Given by her grandson, W.W. Dunlop." Letter in file, "..purse with the name of my grandmother on it dated 1839... my grandmother who came from Salvisa, Kentucky who's maiden name was Mary McCouwn or Maccouwn." The donor's grandfather, James H. Earnest, came from near Bowling Green to Wisconsin around 1937.
Collection E. W. Dunlop Collection
People Earnest, James H.
Maccoun, Mrs. W.H.E.
Subjects Wallets
Money
Calling cards
Women
Accessories
Search Terms Warren County
Mercer County
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS