A Writing Case
In a museum some items are special for what they are and some for who used them. Some, of course, are both and perhaps this is one of them although as an object it is fairly ordinary and a bit battered. It is a writing case.
The case, of course, opens.
It becomes a large item, with a writing slope and beyond that storage capacity for writing essentials
Here we have a compartmented box and alongside, on the wings there is storage for pens and paper.
This late 19th century writing case was made by Milne of Hanover Square.
This, we think, was in Edinburgh.
However we have no doubt that it was members of the Welch family that used this case in Market Lavington. Peggy Gye, our founder was a member of the family and it was her grandfather who first used this case, no doubt as part of his duties as a secretary.
So, it really is an interesting item and it was used by a truly local family.