Wood, silver, brass, iron
Overall: 34 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 86.7 x 3.2 cm )
Engraved: on collar: "HORATIO SEYMOUR FROM C.S.F. 1880"
Cane with tapering wooden shaft, engraved silver collar, brass ferrule and iron tip.
According to accession records, this cane was used by Governor Horatio Seymour (1810-1886) of New York. Seymour was the 18th Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and from 1863 to 1864. He was the Democratic Party nominee for president of the United States in the presidential election of 1868, but lost the election to Republican and former Union General of the Army Ulysses S. Grant.
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
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