Lot 1253
Various Objects Associated With Indian Agent C. E. Kelsey's Family
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 19th - early 20th century, to include: (3) diminutive examples of Native American basketry; a 1/2 in. diameter novelty basket in a jeweler's box; fourteen small silver jewelry items in vintage eyeglass case; Charles Sheffield Kelsey's pocket watch; a fabric band mounted with a silver ring and nine Canadian 5¢ coins having the effigy of King Edward VII; several 20th century service pins and a makeup compact; a button hook; a hairpin identified to Aunt Julia Electa; a 1930s cut steel bracelet; Wedding gown for "The Charles Edwin Kelseys" with photo of the married couple, the gown composed of a blouse, voluminous skirt, constructed of chiffon, satin and lace; includes various fabric samples.

From the family collection of Indian Agent Charles Edwin Kelsey (1861-1936). Kelsey was highly regarded for having "...written extensively and eloquently on the practical and moral obligation of the government to redress the atrocious wrongs suffered by California Indians."

One basket with thread losses; wedding dress with tears and loss to silk; other items in good estate condition.