Fidelia Fiske's document box

Place made: 
North America; United States
Fidelia Fiske's document box, ca.1840
Wood, leather, iron, and paper
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
MH SK 2006.1379.INV

Deeply influence by Mary Lyon, Fidelia Fiske founded a female seminary in Persia (Iran). This box was likely used in her travels, and contained letters and writing materials in addition to other small provisions used in everyday life in the nineteenth century.