Upperclass life in the 1800s involved a lot of writing since letters were the only way to communicate with faraway friends and family. Plantation records, contracts, and agreements were all handwritten. People sometimes kept track of day-to-day events in personal journals. The majority of this writing was still done with ink and quill pens. Inkwells held the liquid ink. This inkwell is rather fanciful and was likely expensive demonstrating the Stone's level of wealth. Date approximated. The accompanying video describes the writing culture in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and the objects.
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Historic Hope Plantation
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Historic Hope Plantation
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