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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Canterbury, NH sampler -1795- from Huber

Jemima Morrill
Needlework Sampler
Canterbury, New Hampshire, dated 1795

Jemima worked this classic early Canterbury, NH sampler at age 11 ("in the twelfth year of her age"). This important group of New Hampshire samplers share unique design elements that span a period of about 25 years starting in the mid 1780's. Jemima's sampler is interesting in that some design elements drawn on linen were not stitched.

Jemima Morrill (1784-1856 was the second of four children born to Masten Morrill (1751-1831) and his first wife Comfort Weeks (1756-1795). On June 14, 1810 she married David Clough (b1783). David's father was a joiner and he acquired a large farm that he divided among his three sons. David and Jemima had six children between 1811 and 1823, but the three eldest died of the same illness on Sept. 28, 1817. Their fourth child was born April 9. 1818.

Silk on linen; 16¾ x 16? inches sight.

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Stephen and Carol Huber, 1992 Sampler Engagement Calendar, pg23

Hanover, New Hampshire, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Lessons Stitched in Silk: Samplers from the Canterbury Region of New Hampshire, March 10-13, 1990, p. 18, illustrated.


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