Bowl made of wood from Charter Oak
Overall: 2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 14 cm )
Handwritten: on paper label affixed to inside of bowl: "A piece of the famous/ "Charter Oak"/ Secured at Hartford Conn./ --by the late Asa Hapgood--/ when the Oak blew down/ Presented by Miss Isabel/ F. Hapgood Nov. 30 1912" Handwritten: in paper label a
Carved wooden bowl made from piece of the Charter Oak; bark ring around outside of bowl; two handwritten inscriptions on paper labels affixed to inside and outside.
According to a note affixed to the bowl, it was made from wood from the Charter Oak in Hartford, Connecticut, secured by Asa Hapgood after the tree blew down.The oak was the tree in which the colony's liberal charter is said to have been hidden when, in 1687, British officials sought to confiscate it. When the tree fell in 1856, the property upon which it stood belonged to Isaac W. Stuart.
Gift of Miss Isabel F. Hapgood
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