Lady Pepperell's needle case, 1812

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Lady Pepperell's needle case, 1812

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A needle case belonging to Lady Pepperrell. Written in the needle book is "This was a present from Statira Remich of Elliot Maine in the year 1812". It was given to the library by Miss Melville F. Meeds (1879-1969), Remich's great-granddaughter.

The outside is a printed velvet, with a print of maroon and olive green spots. The inside is printed silk, with designs on the silk of flowers that are green, blue, and pink. There are 2 scalloped pockets: one is made of a striped green and black cotton, the other pocket is red green and cream colored velvet. There are two flaps of red wool with wire outlining. The back piece is paper.

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About This Item

  • Title: Lady Pepperell's needle case, 1812
  • Creation Date: 1812
  • Subject Date: 1812
  • Locations:
    • Biddeford, York County, ME
    • Eliot, York County, ME
  • Media: Silk, velvet, wool, cotton, paper, cotton thread,
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 6.5 cm x .5 cm
  • Local Code: 2006.42
  • Collection: Special Collections
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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McArthur Public Library
PO Box 346, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 284-4181

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