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Harper Crib Quilt

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Harper Crib Quilt
  • Accession number: 
    0985.10.32
  • Top: 
    Mosaic; pieced. Embroidered. Materials are blue and multicolored silk.
  • Interlining: 
    Believed wool
  • Backing: 
    Brown cotton
  • Binding: 
    Black silk
  • Stitching: 
    Hand; embroidered
  • Dimensions: 
    38" x 56"
  • Date: 
    1861
  • Maker: 
    Maria Preston Harper
  • Location: 
    South Carolina
  • History: 

    This quilt was made by Miss Maria Preston Harper, daughter of Judge William Harper and Anne Catherine Coulter. It was made for a great-grandson of the above, namely: James Augustus Dickson, who was born in 1861 and was the son of  Rev. Henry A. Dickson and Catherine McPheeters, a former chaplain in the Confederate Army. The state abbreviations are listed in order of secession.

  • Provenance: 
    Catherine Dickson through Winnie Davis Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. December 1922.

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