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Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 2007.04.01
Object Name Trunk
Description Mid-19th century china trunk. Handle on either end, keyhole for locking, decorated with rounded brass rivets. Measures 41 1/2 inches wide, 21 inches long, and 19 1/4 inches tall. The trunk belonged to John Flett, an HBC employee, part of the group of Red River settlers that came over and stayed for a few weeks at the Fort in 1842, before moving on to the Willamette Valley. He returned to South Prairie (near Fort Nisqually) in 1869 to stay. China trunks were a common possession for gentlemen of the company, so the fact that a laborer owned one is noteworthy.
Date c. 1840
Year Range from 1840.0
Year Range to 1880.0
People Flett, John
Search Terms Chest
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