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Hayes Library table

This is the tabletop from Hayes Library in the North Carolina Collection Gallery. It contains several personal effects of James Cathcart Johnston, including the illuminator, fingertip extensions, and scales. The maroon tin box contained all of these items, plus many more souvenirs from Johnston’s life, such as lockets of hair from some of his deceased relatives and friends.
The Hayes Plantation is in Chowan County; this photograph was taken in the reconstructed library in the North Carolina Collection Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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