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Object ID # 1956.024.005
Object Name Satchel
Title Travelling Satchel
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Heavy, square leather travelling bag, 19th-century. The satchel is very boxy in shape, and has a dark colouration to its tanned leather exterior. There are two leather handles. There is a broken-off strap to the front flap, which fastened with a buckle in the past.
Provenance Unknown maker and provenance.
First owned by Rev. Charles Lister, a Disciples Church (Church of Christ) minister who was born in England. One of the early "saddlebag preachers" in Grey County, he was listed as being 50 years old in the 1871 census of Ontario. Rev. Lister was often on horseback, travelling as part of his evangelical ministry. Last belonged to a descendant, Mary Miller of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Leather/Metal/Fabric/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Lister, Charles J. (Rev.)
Miller, Mary
Subjects Clergy
Preachers
Luggage
Search Terms Victorian
Disciples Churches