Object Details

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Patty Davis, 1793

Sampler Archive ID: SA000069
Maker: Martha Davis
Maker Birthplace: Rhode Island
Maker Age: 19-20+ years
Place Made: Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island
School/Teacher:School of Martha Pease Davis
Year Made: 1793
Decade Made: 1790-1799
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1981.39.1
Object Credit: Estate of Charlotte M. Greene
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.5 H x 13.1 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 4
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Honor and Renown Will the Virtuous Crown Patty Davis
Wrought at
  Warren
 February 
the 12th AD 1798         
  Patty Davis
born December 4
1771 at Newport
Ponder my soul on things divine
And be engag'd to know
The way to happyness and peace
To which the saints shall go
Yes may i now while in my youth
Delight myself in God
And walk in all the ways of truth
Vice shun in evey word
I shall then happy be while hear
So and at death have nought to fear
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Rust, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Knotted, Satin, Stem, Straight, Tent, Romanian, Back, Couched hair
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Birthdate:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: Rhode Island
Death Date:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring; Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Death Location:
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee" by Betty Ring
Marriages:
Spouse:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to thee " by Betty Ring
Birth:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to thee " by Betty Ring, Rhode Island Death records
Death:
"Let Virtue Be a Guide to thee " by Betty Ring, Rhode Island death records
Date: June 15, 1794Place:
Children:
John CarrBirth: Apr. 7, 1795Death:
James Davis CarrBirth: Jun. 6, 1797Death:
Rebecca CarrBirth: Sep. 19, 1800Death:
Stephen CarrBirth: May 14, 1802Death:
Caleb CarrBirth: Feb. 28, 1804Death:
Ann Eliza CarrBirth: Feb. 22, 1806Death:
Lewis CarrBirth: 1809Death: Aug. 22, 1887

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Charlotte M. Greene
Relation to maker: Unknown

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Let Virtue be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1830
Host: Rhode Island Historical Society
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Nov. 1983

Literature:

Author(s): Betty Ring
Title: Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850, Vol. I
Publication/Publisher: A. A. Knopf
Date: 1993

Author(s): Betty Ring
Title: Let Virtue be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1820
Publication/Publisher: Rhode Island Historical Society
Date: 1983

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