Snuff box dating back to the Battle of Culloden found in family possesion

Whilst researching into my Cameron ancestry my father, Duncan Hartley came across a heirloom kept by a cousin, Ian Cameron. It is a snuff box that his family have always thought belonged to a family member who was present at the battle of Culloden.

It is engraved with the initials DC. Our own research suggests that an ancestor of ours called Donald Cameron (aged 16) was present at the battle. It is a horn snuffbox with silver and wood engravings.

Photos below. Confirmation of age or any other interesting information would be useful. My fathers research into his Cameron roots can be seen at

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Richard Hartley

Richard is an avid blogger and the founder of Spanish Highs Sierra Nevada. He is author of the Cicerone Guidebook Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada