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Object Name: Book box
Date: 1825-1875
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Medium: Pine, iron
Dimensions: Overall: 9 x 29 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 74.9 x 39.4 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Plain rectangular pine box with metal hinges; painted inscription "Livingston" on lid; two inscribed paper labels affixed to lid.
Object Number: Z.910
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Marks: painted: on lid: "Livingston" written in ink: on label affixed to lid: "Manhattan Storage 42nd & Livingston Ave to be put with things stored for Estate of Eugene A. Livingston/ Chancellor's books" written in pencil: on label affixed to lid: "3/14/96 / Est of E A Livingston"

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According to a note affixed to this box, it was the property of Eugene A. Livingston (1813-1893) and contained books that belonged to Chancellor Robert R. Livingston. Robert R. Livingston was the Chancellor of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and administered the oath of office to president George Washington. The box was stored with other objects belonging to the Livingston family at Manhattan Storage on the corner of 42nd and Livingston Streets in Manhattan from about 1865 to 1950.