Reference numberMOB/053
TitleEmdroidered presentation cover
DescriptionGoldwork embroidered presentation cover or purse presented to Henry Stebbing. Inscribed: ‘Presented to the Rev. Henry Stebbing by the Congregation of St James’s Chapel, as a tribute of their gratitude and esteem for his devoted and affectionate labours amongst them, May 4th 1839.’ The shape suggests a protective cover for a spectacles case or pocket watch, but the original content and purpose is unknown.
Extent1 artefact
MaterialsSilk, hemp, metal thread
Dimensionsh 220 x w 65 x d 8 mm
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceThe cover was found at the bottom of an original box housing a silver tray presented to the Royal Society in 1961-1962 but was not separately noted as a gift; The associated gifts were recorded in Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, vol.21 1961-1964, p.17, minute 15
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1618Stebbing; Henry (1799 - 1883)1799 - 1883
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