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Wooden trunk that belonged to James Little of Corriedale. Used by James in 1864 when he came to Canterbury, New Zealand as a shepherd.
Quite plain on outside. Opening the lid one finds a deep recess with, near the top, a small unlidded compartment. On the bottom of this compartment, are two little drawers, 245mm long x 142mm wide x 55mm high. One of the drawers has a small brass ring as a handle (the other one is missing).
There is a large drawer beneath the main compartment.
The lid has two, black metal hinges, rather narrow. Written in pencil inside the lid is James Little - Baittaws [?], Lamington, 1862'. Lamington is in Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Visiting Card Case
Hilliard and Thomason (estab. 1847)
Sterling silver, heavily engraved case for holding visiting cards. The pattern is foliate scrolls. On the back is a clear area, bordered with a belt design. Within this area has been engraved a basket containing flowers. The reverse has the same pattern and is engraved,'E J C'. The case is believed to have belonged to Emma Josephine Campbell, wife of Robert Campbell of Otekaieke. It was possibly a wedding gift. Upon opening the top of the case the hallmarks can be seen.