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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society

Trunk


Accession number: 75.L.19
Date: 1822 – 1911
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 58 cm L x 29 cm W x 25 cm H
Signature: None
Marks/Label: On top are the initials JMcK spelled out in brass covered nails.
Narrative: This trunk was made by James McKittrick (1822-1911), son of William McKittrick and Agnes Kirkpatrick McKittrick. James was born in 1822 (or23). He married Sabra Elizabeth Newcomb in 1855 and had four children. He was a carpenter by trade. He died in Kentville. The donor was his son.
Description: Leather-covered trunk outlined with brass-covered nails. The lid is slightly curved, the front, back and sides are straight. The initials J McK are made with the nails on the top of the trunk. The bottom of the trunk is one piece of wood 29cm wide. The interior is wood lined with newspaper and painted a dark brownish colour. One piece of newspaper left uncovered reads: London ?th June, 1838. The trunk has metal butt hinges. There is a rectangular black metal latch lock with metal key escutcheon.