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Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1850
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON/LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19940012000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1850
Materials
WOOL, COTTON/LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
111
Width
108
Description
WOOL QUILT HAS SIX SECTIONS OF DIFFERENT PATTERNS THAT RUN IN STRIPS ALONG THE QUILT. THE BORDER IS BLUE WITH MAINLY RED AND WHITE CHECKED DIAMONDS. SOME OF THE CENTRES OF THESE SECTIONS HAVE DIFFERENT COLOURED SQUARES IN THE MIDDLE (BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW). THE CENTRE DIAMOND ON EACH SIDE IS OF DIFFERENT COLOURS. THE SECOND LAYER IS FOUR ROWS OF INTERLOCKING RED AND WHITE TRIANGLES, WITH THE CORNERS BEING FILLED IN WITH FOUR SECTIONS WHICH ARE RED, BLUE, AND GREEN. THE NEXT LAYER IS DIAMOND SHAPES WHICH ARE ALTERNATELY WHITE AND WITH TWO ROWS OF BLUE, ONE RED, AND TWO MORE BLUE. THE FOURTH SECTION IS GREEN, BLUE, RED, YELLOW, AND WHITE CUBES WITH THE FOUR CORNERS BEING RED AND WHITE CHECKED. NEXT SECTION HAS RED AND WHITE CHECKS WITH SQUARE CORNERS THAT HAVE ALL FIVE COLOURS. THE CENTRE SECTION HAS ALL OF THE COLOURS EXCEPT WHITE IN VARIOUS SHAPES WITH THE CENTRE BEING A SQUARE WITH WHITE AND NO BLUE. THE MIDDLE OF THE QUILT HAS EXTRA MATERIAL THAN THE EDGES. THE LINING IS BLUE AND GREEN PLAID WITH A THIN CREAM COLOURED STRIPE THROUGHOUT. IS A WOVEN COTTON/LINEN MATERIAL. THE LINING HAS NUMEROUS RIPS AND HOLES. ONE EDGE IS TORN. THE WOOL SIDE HAS SMALL STAINS AND A FEW SMALL HOLES.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
MILITARY
History
QUILT WAS ON DISPLAY AT THE FORT MACLEOD MUSEUM AND ORIGINALLY THOUGHT TO BE THE MACLEOD FAMILY QUILT, HOWEVER, BOB MACLEOD INFORMED THE MUSEUM IN 1993 THAT A COUSIN (MRS. MARJORIE WELCH) SAID THIS WAS NOT TRUE. IT WAS AN HEIRLOOM OF THEIR GRANDMOTHER'S (MRS. NORMAN T. MACLEOD) THAT HAD BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY (SHERLOCK). WHEN DISPLAYED, LABEL SHOULD READ DONATED BY "THE FAMILY OF MR. AND MRS. N.T. MACLEOD". SEE ATTACHED CORRESPONDENCE AND PHOTO OF QUILT FOR MORE INFO. MARJ WELCH INDICATES THAT THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF QUILT WAS AN ANCESTOR ON THE SHERLOCK FAMILY SIDE. HE WAS A SEA CAPTAIN AND THEN HARBOUR MASTER AT THE TIME OF HORATIO NELSON (REIGN OF KING GEORGE III). (SEE CITY ARCHIVES). QUILT WAS MADE FOR CAPTAIN SHERLOCK BY HIS MEN, POSSIBLY WHEN HE WAS SICK IN THE HOSPITAL. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000. UPDATE 16 JUNE 2014: ON 4-5 JUNE 2014, ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM (RAM) CURATOR LUCIE HEINS VISITED THE GALT AS PART OF THE RAM’S INITIATIVE TO DOCUMENT QUILTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ALBERTA. THE DOCUMENTATION WORK IS KNOWN AS THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. IN ADDITION TO HEINS’ PROGRAM, THE DATA IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT INDEX. THIS QUILT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED NO. “AQP 2-0267” BY THE ALBERTA QUILT PROJECT. HEINS RECOMMENDED THIS ARTIFACT’S ESTIMATED DATE OF ORIGIN BE 1845-1960 BASED ON ITS FORM'S POPULARITY WITH CONVALESCING CRIMEAN WAR SOLDIERS (1853-1856).
Catalogue Number
P19940012000
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BED SHEET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058021
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BED SHEET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
215.0
Width
144.5
Description
RECTANGULAR, WHITE, LINEN. ENDS ARE HEMMED; SIDE EDGES ARE RAW, BUT IN GOOD CONDITION. EMBROIDERED, IN BLUE, IN ONE CORNER IS "C C S". THIS CORNER OF THE SHEET IS MADE OUT OF AN ADDITIONAL RECTANGLE OF FABRIC, SEWN TO THE MAIN PIECE. SHEET HAS A 6.5 CM TEAR IN IT, AND A FEW SMALLER TEARS AND HOLES IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA. MULTIPLE BROWN STAINS AND SPOTS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058021
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
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