A large leather portmanteau with the bottom corners reinforced with leather patches. The top edges are protected with rectangular enclosed metal strips. There is a wide leather flap over the opening edge. A D-shaped handle is attached by a D-shaped loop to both sides of the top opening. There is a hole in the flap through which one handle passes and a leather flap protecting the heavy duty lock with a leather and buckle strap fastening. There are eight loops of leather on the sides and the bottom. Various labels are attached : 1 x GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY; 2 x . . . . . RAILWAY . . . .SMONT; 1 fabric luggage label attached to the handle with string : COL. / THE RIGHT HONOURABLE / GEORGE A. GIBBS, M.P. / 22 BELGRAVE SQUARE, / LONDON S.W. 1.
Purchased from the estate of the late Lord Wraxall with the assistance of the NHMF and donations from members and supporters.