Book Slate + 2 Docu.
Textile, cardboard, paint
Overall: 8 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 21.3 x 13 x 1.9 cm )
embossed: on front cover: "SILICA / BOOK / SLATE / QUARTZ / SURFACE / NEW YORK / SILICATE BOOK SLATE CO. 101 FULTON ST" embossed: on back cover: "ENTER . . [illegible] ACT OF CONGRESS / ON . . . JAN 1867 / NEW YORK SILICATE SLATE CO / . . . OFFICE . . .
Slate book with four black painted cardboard pages, two with handwritten notations; covered in brown textile with embossed inscriptions on front and back.
In a letter dated April 10, 1958, found with the object, the donor refers to this slate book as "a little item that came down through the family."
Gift of William H. Ewen
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.