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Guide to the Sarah E. Goodwin needlework patterns, circa 1865-1898 and undated

Abstract

Resident of South Berwick, Maine.

The centerpiece of this collection is a late 19th century scrapbook belonging to Sarah E. Goodwin of Maine, into which manuscript and printed instructions and patterns for the creation of tapestries, collars, edging, capes, mittens, afghans, hoods, curtains, infant shoes, slippers, and other items were pasted and pinned. Collection also includes a commonplace book of knitting and crocheting patterns, home remedies for illnesses and diseases, and a variety of household tips, as well as poems, literary quotations, and miscellaneous lists of information; as well as a catalog for a Baptist church in South Berwick, Maine (1898), numerous patterns for embroidered monograms, and many loose patterns. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Goodwin, Sarah E.
Title
Sarah E. Goodwin needlework patterns circa 1865-1898 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet, Approx. 300 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The centerpiece of this collection is a late 19th century scrapbook belonging to Sarah E. Goodwin of Berwick, Maine, into which manuscript and printed instructions and patterns for the creation of tapestries, collars, edging, capes, mittens, afghans, hoods, curtains, infant shoes, slippers, and other items were pasted and pinned. Patterns for knitting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, tatting, and other types of handwork are included. Collection also includes a commonplace book of knitting and crocheting patterns, which also contains home remedies for illnesses and diseases, and a variety of household tips, as well as poems, literary quotations, and miscellaneous lists of information. Other items in the collection include a catalogue for a Baptist church in South Berwick, Maine (1898), numerous patterns for embroidered monograms, and many loose patterns.

Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Commonplace book, c. 1880-1885
Box 1
Needlework scrapbook, c. 1865-1890
Box 1
Needlework patterns, undated
Box 1
Needlework patterns, church catalog, 1898 and undated
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sarah E. Goodwin needlework patterns, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Sarah E. Goodwin needlework patterns collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1996

Encoded by Elizabeth Shesko, April 2011

This collection has been given basic processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.