Circa 1900 traveling sterling silver communion set and other items belonging to John B. Cannon (1874-1915), chaplain of the University of the South, rector of Trinity Church, Clarksville, and great grandson of Tennessee's first Whig Governor, Newton Cannon. Fitted leather case contains silver paten, chalice, and round wafer box, all marked sterling, together with an unmarked silver-rimmed glass bottle etched with cross symbol, and small linen cloth. Also included is a miniature book titled "Dew Drops" with various scriptures, pocket sized Protestant Episcopal Hymnal with handwritten ink inscription "St. Augustine Chapel Sewanee," partial pocket prayer book (inscribed in pencil "Maury T. Reid" on 1896 on page 90), and framed lithographed portrait of John B. Cannon with memorial inscription. Leather case – 6" H x 5 1/2" W x 5" D. Framed print – 13" H x 9 1/2" W. 3.71 oz troy sterling weight. Note: John Cannon was born into a prominent Williamson County family. His parents were Newton C. Cannon and Virginia Brown McEwen Cannon. He served Trinity Church in Clarksville before being called to the University of the South as Chaplain. His untimely death occurred in March of 1915 when he was 41 years old. He is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Franklin. Provenance: by descent in the Cannon family to current consignor. CONDITION: Leather case exhibits considerable wear; strap broken. Silver items excellent. Cloth yellowed but intact. Books with wear, toning, and spine separation along with various pencil notes. Prayer book lacking cover; has some staining to interior pages.
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