Notepad in case: Edwin B. Brown

Object Number: 
INV.11400
Date: 
1840-1854
Medium: 
Leather, metal, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3/8 in. ( 8.9 x 14 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: inside, on center cover of notepad: "Edwin B. Brown" engraved: on clasp fastener: "BREVETE"
Description: 
Brown leather card case lined with red leather, with metal frame and clasp closure at the top; when opened one side has a vertically oriented leather pouch across the bottom half; opposite side also has two red leather compartments, one with a flap closure; notepad located in center section, which is lined with coral moiré and has a loop along the side of one of the notepad covers in which to hold a writing implement; opposite notepad cover is inscription.
Gallery Label: 
This card case belonged to Edwin B. Brown. His notes remain on the pages of the notepad, and include notes to himself, expense records, hotel room prices, and remedies for cholera and hydrophobia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Henry C. Taylor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group