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Object Name: Pen
Date: 1870-1900
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Medium: Gold, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 18.4 x 1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Ink pen with wooden handle and gold nib.
Credit Line: Gift of Louis C. Wills
Object Number: INV.7786
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Marks: Stamped on nib: "LEROY / W. / FAIRCHIL[D] / NEW YOR[K] / No 8"

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In a letter dated November 9, 1961, the donor writes, "I remember [this pen] was being used by my mentor when I first entered a law office in June, 1900. I do not know how long before that year Judge Fisher used it. He was a graduate of Harvard, Class of 1854. . . ."