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Ship's biscuit

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections maxinthebox maritime by maxinthebox
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Hart, Thomas
Provenance: Dunnet, Betsy

Object details:

Object ID AAB0002
Description A ship's biscuit circular in shape and perforated with holes as an aid to baking. The biscuit is inscribed 'Betsy Dunnet, given to her by her true love, Thomas Hart, January 4th, in the year of 1842'. Thomas Hart was a master mariner in the merchant service, Master of the brig Problem of Ipswich.
Date made 1842

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wheat
Measurements Overall: 25 x 160 mm
  • Ship's biscuit (AAB0002)
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