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Object ID # 1959.046.016
Object Name Sampler
Title Sampler Worked By Isabella Inglis (1868)
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 1868
Made Inglis, Isabella
Place of Origin Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
Description Long rectangular cross-stitched sampler by Isabella Inglis, 1868
Makers mark Hand-stitched lettering and date
Provenance Stitched by Isabella Inglis, who was a daughter of Peter and Ann Inglis of Inglis Falls, Derby Township, Grey County.

Isabella's sampler is dated 1868. She was seven years old at that time, although she was listed in the 1871 census as 10 years old. She attended high school in Owen Sound in the 1870s. She died circa 1882-1883.

Her sister Helen Kennedy, died in 1924 at the age of 77 (she married Thomas Kennedy of Owen Sound, Ontario).

Later owned by A. Amy Kennedy, a daughter of the former Helen Inglis (Mrs. Kennedy), and a niece of Isabella's.
Collection Folk Art Collection
Material Linen?/Embroidery Thread/Thread / Dyes
Dimensions W-20.2 L-43 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Inglis, Peter
Inglis, Isabella
Kennedy, Amy
Subjects Embroidery
Search Terms Inglis Falls
Derby Township
Function A needlework project undertaken by a female child. It was advantageous for a young girl to learn how to embroider letters and numerals, so that someday she could mark her linens. This was a good thing to do, especially if you sent your linens out for laundering and wished them not to become lost.