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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19890039004
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
233
Width
192
Description
BEDSPREAD, MACHINE WOVEN LINEN. FLOWERY EMBROIDERY ON BORDER WITH LARGER FLORAL AND PLANT DESIGNS IN THE CENTRE. LARGE STAINS ON ONE SIDE, FOLDED CREASES. GENERALLY DIRTY AND YELLOWING.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER & GIVEN TO DONOR'S MOTHER (CYNTHIA DUNN) UPON HER MARRIAGE. MOTHER EMMIGRATED TO CANADA & SETTLED IN TURIN DISTRICT AT TURN OF THE CENTURY. IT IS BELIEVED DONOR'S MOTHER NEVER USED BEDSPREAD. *UPDATE* IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION AND ARTIFACTS IN RELATED LOCATIONS, WHICH INCLUDED THIS WATCH BOX. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY ADDED TO THE PERMANENT FILE STATES THE DONOR, ELLEN OSEEN, PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JANUARY 29, 2010. SHE WAS BORN IN SUNDIAL, ALBERTA ON MARCH 18, 1914 AND WAS THE FIRST DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN GEORGE AND CYNTHIA JANE DUNN (CUSTARD). ELLEN WAS ONE OF THEIR 13 CHILDREN. ELLEN WAS MARRIED TO ALFRED OLSEN AND TOGETHER THEY HAD FIVE SONS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19890039004
Acquisition Date
1989-10
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1895
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19880059005
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1895
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
213.0
Width
192.0
Description
NATURAL UNBLEACHED WOOL FIBRE. HANDWOVEN IN 2 SECTIONS. JOINED ON SALVAGE. SALVAGE EDGES WORN AND IN POOR CONDITION. SOME RECENT REPAIRS. NON SALVAGE EDGE AND SEAM HAND STITCHED. LARGE TEAR ON REPAIRED SECTIONS. WORN BADLY ON EDGING AND FRAYING BADLY IN PLACES.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
MADE LATE 1800'S BY LUCINDA SIMONS IN IOWA, DONORS GREAT GRANDMOTHER. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF TALKED WITH THE DONOR, DORIS SCHEIBNER, WITH REGARD TO HER DONATIONS. SEE BELOW. THE BLANKET WAS MADE BY LUCINDA SIMONS (DONOR’S GREAT GRANDMOTHER). SCHEIBNER SAID, “SHE DID A LOT OF WEAVING FOR THE FAMILY BECAUSE I SAW ANOTHER BLANKET SHE HAD MADE IN AN AUNT’S HOUSE. SHE MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE THE WEAVER.” IT IS UNKNOWN WHETHER LUCINDA WOULD HAVE SPUN AND CARDED THE WOOL FOR THE BLANKET HERSELF. SCHEIBNER’S MOTHER, CHRISTINA, USED THE BLANKET IN SEDGEWICK, AB. IT WAS ALWAYS SITTING ON THE END OF ONE OF THE GUEST BEDS. DORIS’ MOTHER LIKELY MADE THE REPAIRS TO THE BLANKET. “SHE MENDED A LOT OF THINGS.” THE FAMILY GOT THE BLANKET BECAUSE IT WAS LEFT IN THE HOUSE WHEN RAY’S PARENTS WENT BACK TO THE STATES IN 1914. RAY WAS NOT AS PROTECTIVE OF THE BLANKET AS HE HAD BEEN IN THE CASE OF THE CHAIR. SCHEIBNER GOT THE BLANKET AND DONATED IT TO THE MUSEUM WHEN SHE CLEANED OUT HER MOTHER’S HOUSE. SHE NEVER USED IT BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT IT WAS TOO FRAGILE. SCHEIBNER DONATED THE BLANKET TO THE GALT MUSEUM BECAUSE IT WAS HAND-WOVEN AND OLD. SEE P19880059010 FOR FAMILY HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19880059005
Acquisition Date
1988-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BABY BLANKET
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20000016010
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY BLANKET
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
136.0
Width
109.0
Description
IVORY WOOL, KNIT, BLANKET. CENTER OF BLANKET IS KNIT IN A ZIGZAG PATTERN. CENTER IS SURROUNDED BY A 19CM BORDER, CONSISTING OF 5 ROWS OF VARIED WIDTHS OF LOOSE STITCH. BLANKET HAS BEEN STRETCHED, THERE ARE VARIOUS HOLES THROUGHOUT, AND SOME PULLED THREADS.
Subjects
BEDDING
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BLANKET BELONGED TO DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER, MATILDA SHERWOOD (NEE HUNTER). IN 1906 THE HUNTER FAMILY MOVED FROM LITTLE CURRENT, MANITOULIN ISLAND AND HOMESTEADED NEAR BARONS. IN 1910 MATILDA MARRIED WILL SHERWOOD, A NEARBY HOMESTEADER. MATILDA AND WILL WERE VERY ACTIVE IN CHURCH ACTIVITIES. MATILDA WAS A MEMBER OF THE W.I. (WOMEN'S INSTITUTE?), LATER THE GARDEN PRAIRIE WOMEN'S CLUB, AND A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF EASTERN STAR (CLARESHOLM). MATILDA AND WILL RETIRED TO BARONS IN 1945. SEE "WHEAT HEART OF THE LAND" BOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A DIAPER BAG DONATED BY TOM SHERWOOD. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES AND THE BOOK WHEAT HEART OF THE WEST: A HISTORY OF BARONS & DISTRICT. TOM SHERWOOD IS THE SON OF RALPH HUNTER SHERWOOD AND NORAH KATHLEEN SHERWOOD (NEE DOWNIE). RALPH HUNTER SHERWOOD WAS BORN ON JANUARY 10, 1918 ON THE FAMILY FARM IN BARONS, AB, THE SON OF WILL SHERWOOD AND TILLIE SHERWOOD (nee HUNTER). RALPH WAS BORN IN THE SAME HOUSE HE WOULD LATER LIVE IN WITH HIS WIFE NORAH, WHOM HE MARRIED ON OCTOBER 19, 1945. RALPH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 74 ON OCTOBER 25, 1992. NORAH KATHLEEN SHERWOOD (NEE DOWNIE) WAS THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF JAMES DOWNIE AND MARY ELLEN DOWNIE (NEE BOUSTEAD). NORAH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON DECEMBER 24, 1999. JAMES DOWNIE WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND IN 1891 AND MOVED TO THE CLARESHOLM, AB DISTRICT IN 1913, TO COLEMAN IN 1917, TO GRANUM IN 1921, AND FINALLY IN 1949 TO BLACKIE WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL HE PASSED AWAY. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, JAMES WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA WHEAT POOL. HE MARRIED MARY ELLEN BOUSTEAD ON NOVEMBER 10, 1917. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 74 ON AUGUST 10, 1966. MARY ELLEN DOWNIE (NEE BOUSTEAD) WAS BORN IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO ONTARIO BEFORE WWI, AND THEN MOVED TO COWLEY, AB IN 1917, WHERE SHE WAS MARRIED TO JAMES DOWNIE ON NOVEMBER 10, 1917. THEN IN 1918 SHE MOVED TO COLEMAN, TO GRANUM IN 1921, TO BLACKIE IN 1949, AND FINALLY TO CLARESHOLM IN 1967. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON OCTOBER 5, 1973. WILL SHERWOOD (WILLIAM JOHN SHERWOOD) WAS BORN IN 1880, THE ELDEST SON OF MR. AND MRS. THOMAS SHERWOOD AND MOVED TO THE BARONS DISTRICT IN APRIL 1904 FROM LATIMER, ON. WILL TOOK UP A HOMESTEAD 18.5 MILES FROM LEAVINGS (GRANUM), AB. HE MARRIED SARAH KATHLEEN MATILDA “TILLIE” HUNTER ON DECEMBER 7, 1910. WILL AND TILLIE RETIRED TO BARONS IN 1945. IN 1949, WILL WAS SUPERVISING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CHURCH BASEMENT AND SUFFERED A FALL WHICH RESULTED IN HIS DEATH. HE PASSED AWAY IN AUGUST 1949. SARAH KATHLEEN MATILDA “TILLIE” SHERWOOD (NEE HUNTER) WAS BORN, RAISED, AND EDUCATED ON MANITOULIN ISLAND, ON AND MOVED TO BARONS IN 1906 WITH HER FAMILY. SHE WAS MARRIED TO WILL SHERWOOD IN DECEMBER 1910. SHE WAS REMARRIED AFTER WILL’S DEATH, TO LINUS ATKINSON IN SEPTEMBER 1972. TILLIE WAS HONOURED BY THE BARONS MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION WITH A LIFE MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE AND PIN IN 1960 FOR 50 YEARS MEMBERSHIP WITH THE GROUP. TILLIE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 90 ON JANUARY 16, 1982. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE BOOK WHEAT HEART OF THE WEST: A HISTORY OF BARONS & DISTRICT.
Catalogue Number
P20000016010
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLANKET STRIP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, SINEW
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
8.9
Description
GEOMETRIC BEADWORK PATTERN WITH CROSS IN CIRCLE MOTIF REGULARLY SPACED. BACKED ON BUCKSKIN. ARTIFACT APPEARS COMPLETE. BEADS ARE RED, GREEN, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW. BUCKSKIN BACKING SOILED, WORN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. *NOTE* LOOSE TASSELS
Subjects
BEDDING
PERSONAL GEAR
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION METHOD INDICATE SIOUX ORIGINS. BLANKET STRIPS ORIGINAL USE TO JOIN A BUFFALO ROBE USED AS A BLANKET. WITH TRADE BLANKETS, STRIPS BECAME MORE DECORATIVE THAN FUNCTIONAL, OFTEN USED TO JOIN COURTING BLANKETS OF DIFFERENT COLORS. STRIPS OVER TIME BECAME LARGER IN WIDTH & FANCIER. MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SIOUX IN CANADA, OR TRADED/GIFT TO ALBERTA NATIVE.
Catalogue Number
P19739145000
Acquisition Date
1973-
Collection
Museum
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