This silver cigarette box belonged to Charles Glover, a businessman, public benefactor, book collector and three times Mayor of Adelaide.
Glover began a career on the Adelaide City Council in 1906. He was an alderman from 1909 to 1917, then mayor. In 1919 he became Adelaide’s first Lord Mayor, a position he also held in 1923-25 and 1930-33.
The position of Lord Mayor is a special status granted by the monarch to mayors of major cities. In Australia this is primarily the capital cities of Australian states and territories.
State Library of South Australia, PRG 310/48/1/4