|Collection||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Description||wood covered with black textured lacquer; has a slot/pocket for small knife (Kozuka) on one side; opposite side has ring for attaching cord; old number attached with scotch tape; shiny black end caps|
|Dimensions||W-1.181 L-11.102 inches|
|Provenance||this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.16, is part of a collection given to (and later purchased by) President Hayes in 1879 by a distant cousin, R. T. Hayes, of Los Angeles. This cousin was seeking an appointment to serve in some capacity in Japan.|
Hayes, R. T.
R. T. Hayes