Object Details

Harriet A. N. Champlin, 1832

Sampler Archive ID: SA000698
Maker: Harriet A. Newell Champlin
Maker Birthplace: Sherburne, Chenango County, New York
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Shelburne, Chenango County, New York
School/Teacher:Cordera Daniels
Year Made: 1832
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: The Farmers' Museum
Accession Number: F0401.1944
Object Credit: Donor: Devere A. Card
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 15.2 H x 15.5 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 0
Dividing Lines: 6
Cartouches: No
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Place name, Date, Verse or other block of text, Verse
Text medium: Stitched
Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand
as the first efforts of an infants hand
And while her fingers o'er this canvas move 
Engage her tender heart to seek thy love 
With thy dear children let her share a part 
And write thy  name thyself upon her heart
Harriet A N Champlin Sampler Aet. 11 
Sherburne Chenango NY
Cordera Daniels 
Ad 1833
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object,
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear: splits or tears holes
Cleanliness: stained
Loss: interior loss fold-line loss
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Pink, Red, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Double cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 35
Horizontal: 35

Maker History

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Birth Name:
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Birth Location:
City: Sherburne
County: Chenango
State: New York
Death Date:
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Death Location:
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Spouse: Samuel W. Smith Birth: Death:
Date: Dec. 26, 1840Place:
Horatio Smith Birth: 1841Death:
Elbert F. Smith Birth: 1843Death:
Charles SmithBirth: 1844Death: 1866
Henry H. Smith Birth: 1847Death:
Mary E. SmithBirth: 1849Death:
Jane A. SmithBirth: 1851Death:
Edward N. SmithBirth: 1853Death: 1921
Arthur W. SmithBirth: 1855Death:
Martha (Last name illegible in census)Birth: 1868Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Devere A. Card
Relation to maker: None/dealer


Author(s): Carolyn Lane
Title: Harriet Champlin's Sampler: "The Beginning of Household Doing"
Date: 2007

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