Slate, School, W. Trotter; Unknown maker; 1850-1870; RI.W2002.1331

Name/Title

Slate, School, W. Trotter

About this object

A wooden-framed school slate used by one W. Trotter. It is lined on one side for writing and has grids on the other, believed to be for mathematics.

The initials 'W.T.' are carved into the top of the frame on both sides and the name 'W. Trotter' is carved into the bottom on one side. It also bears the name 'Wallace', written in ink alongside one set of the 'W.T.' initials. It has the words "a lovely day" written in pencil on the lined side.

It is believed to have originally belonged to William Sinclair Dalrymple Trotter, brother of Dr. Ninian George Trotter, and was then passed down to Dr. Trotter's son Wallace D. Trotter. William would have attended school in approximately the 1860-1870s and Wallace around the 1910-1920s.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1850-1870

Period

1860s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
inorganic, stone, slate

Inscription and Marks

Carved into top of frame on both sides: 'W.T.'
Carved into bottom of frame: 'W. Trotter'
Carved into top of frame: 'Wallace'

Measurements

h 295 mm x w 220 mm x d 10 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Education

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Object Type

equipment

Object number

RI.W2002.1331

Rights

Attribution - Non-commercial (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial (cc)

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