This teapot has particularly fine engraving at the shoulder. The earliest monogram on this teapot is that of Sarah Pope (1742-1819), who was married to William Redwood (son of our founder Abraham Redwood) in 1757.
After more than 150 years in the seafaring family of Captain John Stanton, this tall-case clock was a gift to the Library in 1946 from Bishop Samuel Babcock, a descendant of John Stanton. The clock on poplar basewood has a black Japanned-lacquer case with gilt foliage. A special feature is the day-of-the-week slot placed above the numeral VI. The sub-dial in the upper left-hand corner has a hand that indicates the time of high tide, which advances at 47.5 minutes per day.