Lot 42 of 455:
Quill Pen belonging to Calif. Judge David Belden  

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Quill pen that belonged to David Belden, California jurist, in box with hand-written provenance on a label


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19th century


Quill pen. 24 cm (9½") long. With Old 2-part box on which is a paper label stating the provenance.

Pen that belonged to notable California jurist David Belden (1832-1888), who arrived in the Golden State in 1853, reading law at Marysville, and began practicing in Nevada City in 1855. Elected county judge in 1859, he rose in his profession, and eventually to the Superior Court in San Jose. The provenance for the pen is on a label affixed to the box: Quill pen of Judge David Belden eminent early day jurist, 1853 to 1888, who used only this style of pen. Given to me by his niece Mrs. J.Q. Barry. Memo by Mrs. J.G. Jamieson."

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A little wear to box, pen in quite nice condition.

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