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Catalog Number 2008.048.004
Description Captain William Matson Swedish Consul General Uniform Sword and Sheath, c. 1905-1917. A) Sword and B) sheath with C) canvas liner pocket and D) leather outer pocket. Ceremonial sword (A) is three edged ending in a point and has a brass and mother-of pearl handle. Sheath (B) is black with a brass incised tip and has two leather straps for attaching to uniform.leather covered ceremonial sword with brass incised tip. Canvas cover (C) has a tie at the top and is shaped to fit the sword and handle. Leather outer cover (D) is also shaped to fit sword and handle and has scalloped edging and eyelet that holds a leather cord (worn) at top opening.
Object Name Sword
Collection 3D - Armaments
Title Captain William Matson Swedish Consul General Uniform Sword and Sheath, c. 1905-1917
Date c. 1905-1917
Provenance Part of Uniform For Swedish Consul General Uniform
BELONGED TO CAPTAIN WILLIAM MATSON, FATHER OF LURLINE MATSON ROTH AND GRANDFATHER OF DONOR
Notes "A consul is an official representative of the government of one state in the territory of another, normally acting to assist and protect the citizens of the consul's own country, and to facilitate trade and friendship between the peoples of the two countries. A consul is distinguished from an ambassador, the latter being a representative from one head of state to another. There can be only one ambassador from one country to another, representing the first country's head of state to that of the second, and his or her duties revolve around diplomatic relations between the two countries; however, there may be several consuls, one in each of several main cities, providing assistance with bureaucratic issues to both the citizens of the consul's own country travelling or living abroad and to the citizens of the country the consul resides in who wish to travel to or trade with the consul's country."
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consul_(representative) 8/13/2015]
Dimensions H-37.5 W-5 D-1.75 inches
Dimension Details 37.5 x 5 x 1.75 (a); 31.75 x 1 x 1 (b without holder); 35.25 x 2 x 1 (b with holder); 41.75 x 5.75 x 0.875 (C); 38.25 x 6 x 1.5 (d)
Search Terms Matson, William
Swedish
Uniforms
Subjects Sword
Uniforms
Ceremonial objects
People Matson, William