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Elizabeth Irwin, 1814

Sampler Archive ID: SA000079
Maker: Elizabeth Irwin
Maker Birthplace: Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island
Year Made: 1814
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1985.24.2
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 16.8 H x 7.87 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 13
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Elizabeth Irwin 


BEGUN THIS IN THE 14
                 TH
THERE is a land of pleasure
where streames of joy forever roll 
Tis there i have my treasure 
And there i hope to rest my soul
YEAR OF HER AGE 1814
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
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Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, tombstone
Birthdate:
tombstone
Birth Location:
cemetery records
County: Kent
State cemetery records
Death Date:
tombstone
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Parents:
Rhode Island marriage records
ancestry.com family trees
ancestry.com family trees, census records
Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914
ancestry.com family trees
ancestry.com family trees
Marriages:
Spouse: Thomas MattesonBirth:
Rhode Island Birth records
Death:
census records
Date: November 6, 1848Place:
Children:
Listed as kin on Elizabeth's death record, relationship not recorded
Birth: Death:

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