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Object ID # 1974.051.007
Object Name Surplice
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date Late 19th-century?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Blue satin-trimmed ecru-coloured woolen cape. May be a church choir surplice (original record) except that a surplice has wide sleeves. This has none.
Provenance Unknown. May have belonged to Mary (May) Lauder (neé Russell). Last owned by her daughter, Margaret Stewart (neé Lauder) whose family had connections to the Durham area of Grey County.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Wool/Ribbon/Cotton/Thread
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Stewart, Margaret
Function An ecclesiastical upper-body garment that consists of a piece of fabric which gathers at the neckline, from which it falls freely down to the mid-thigh. It also has wide sleeves. Worn over the upper body during the liturgy by the clergy (over a cassock), other officers of the church, and the choir.