|Collection||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Description||wood covered with elaborately carved ivory with some detail work painted black; design depicts numerous people and some flowers; hollow with a piece of wood in the center; has 4 separate sections; 1st section has 2 ring holders and 1 ring with a red cord tied to it; cord has 2 wood tassels|
|Dimensions||W-1.575 L-19.016 inches|
|Provenance||this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.19, 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