|Description||Captain William Matson Swedish Consul General Uniform Epaulets, c. 1905-1917. 2A-B) set of gold epaulets with coiled tassels; gold sequins covered with gold thread; top of epaulet is beaded and thread in curled fern motif; underside lined with black wool; metal clasp with "FaCP" embossed on underside; one button on each; button has Swedish crest - shield, crown & lions; Box: custom box (2C) with lid and 3 gold satin liners; box is black cardboard with aqua interior. Lid secures to box with black leather belt with silver colored buckle.|
|Collection||3D - Personal Symbols|
|Title||Captain William Matson Swedish Consul General Uniform Epaulets, c. 1905-1917|
Part of Uniform For Swedish Consul General Uniform
BELONGED TO CAPTAIN WILLIAM MATSON, FATHER OF LURLINE MATSON ROTH AND GRANDFATHER OF DONOR,
"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."
|Dimensions||H-4.5 W-6.6 D-5 inches|
|Dimension Details||dimensions are for epaulets; box dimensions: 6 x 10.75 x 6.5 "|