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Frances Canby, 1786

Sampler Archive ID: SA000257
Maker: Frances Canby
Maker Birthplace: Delaware
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
School/Teacher:Mary Askew
Year Made: 1786
Decade Made: 1780-1789
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1982.0284
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Family Record or Register
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 12 H x 9.75 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 6
Dividing Lines: 7
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy, Motto or aphorism
Text medium: Stitched
Give First To God The Flower Of Thy Youth
Take For Thy Guide The Holy Word Of Truth

Frances Canby
When My Short Glass Its Lateest Sand Shall Run 
And Death Approach To Fright The Lookers On 
Softly May I Sigh Out My Soul In Air 
Stand Thou My Pitying Gaurdian Angle There
Guide And Conduct Her Through The Milky Way  
To The Bright Region Of Eternal Day
This Work In Hand My Friends May Have
When I Am In The Silent Grave 
Oliver Canby William Canby  Frances Mary  Samuel Canby/ Elizabeth Canby  Martha Canby  Sarah Anna  Mary Canby/ Thomas Marriott Children  Anna humber /Sarah Marriott Oliver Sarah  Sarah Marriott
Frances Canby HER WORK in the 8 year OF HER AGE 1786
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Pink, Red, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Queen or rococo, Satin, one row of the border is sawtooth satin
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object,William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
Birthdate:
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: Delaware
Death Date:
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. P
Death Location:
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
Religion:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Parents:
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
Marriages:
Spouse:
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
Birth:
History of Delaware : 1609-1888: Local history By John Thomas Scharf
Death:
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
Date:
William Canby of Brandywine, Delaware : his descendants, fourth to seventh generation in America.. Philadelphia: Friends' Book Association, 1883
Place: Delaware
Children:
William FerrisBirth: Feb. 18, 1805Death: Jul. 12, 1805
Edward FerrisBirth: Jul. 24, 1809Death: Aug. 31, 1810
Anna FerrisBirth: Nov. 27, 1811Death: Sep. 29, 1814
Deborah FerrisBirth: Jul. 22, 1813Death: 1897
Anna M. FerrisBirth: Jun. 11, 1815Death: 1890
Benjamin FerrisBirth: Apr. 2, 1817Death: Oct. 29, 1831
Martha FerrisBirth: 1819Death: 1912
David FerrisBirth: 1821Death: 1908

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mary Hoxie Jones
Relation to maker: friend

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Who's Your Daddy? Families in Early American Needlework
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Oct. 4, 2008 – Aug. 7, 2009

Literature:

Author(s): Lynne Anderson, Gloria Seaman Allen
Title: Wrought with Careful Hand: Ties of Kinship on Delaware Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Bigss Museum of American Art & Sampler Consortium
Date: 2014

Author(s): Anne Verplanck
Title: The Silhouette and Quaker Identity in Early National Philadelphia
Publication/Publisher: Winterthur Portfolio
Date: 2009

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

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