Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
Hastings Elwin was instrumental in a lot of the early developments. He ended up working for the Slavery Compensation Board in Australia. It wasn't the slaves who were compensated, but the owners!
Made from birch-bark with blue and red dyed porcupine quill embroidery (the blue colouration has faded), the craftsmanship of this item is superb. The person who made this container was either a Métis or First Nations aboriginal Canadian of Red River Colony, Manitoba, Canada.