Book-shaped wooden piece of Merrimac
Overall: 89.8 x 61 x 19.3mm (3 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3/4 in.)
Wood piece carved into shape of book, lacquered and with gold painted detail and inscriptions; front: "A piece of the/ Str. Merrimack"; back: "Presented to the/ Hon. Edward Everett of Mass./ by the Master laborer of Wash'n/ Navy Yard. Feb. 10th 1863".
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
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