Piece of wood from the "Treaty Oak"

Object Number: 
INV.1062
Date: 
ca.1654
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 14 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 15.6 x 36.8 x 21.6 cm )
Marks: 
etched: on metal plaque: "A PIECE OF THE 'TREATY OAK' / -UNDER WHICH- / THOMAS PELL MADE A TREATY / WITH THE INDIAN SACHEMS / FOR THE MANOR OF PELHAM / NOVEMBER 14 - 1654 / PRESENTED TO THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / BY HOWLAND PELL JANUARY 19 - 1912"
Description: 
Section of hollow log with rectangular metal plaque inscribed "A PIECE OF THE 'TREATY OAK' / -UNDER WHICH- / THOMAS PELL MADE A TREATY / WITH THE INDIAN SACHEMS / FOR THE MANOR OF PELHAM / NOVEMBER 14 - 1654 / PRESENTED TO THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / BY HOWLAND PELL JANUARY 19 - 1912."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Howland Pell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group