Overall: 12 x 7 1/4 in. ( 30.5 x 18.4 cm )
Vertical rectangular linen marking sampler with green and copper silk floss; horizontal rows of alphabets and numbers separated by rows of different borders in cross and herringbone stitch patterns; straight line borders of cross-stitch; green is the only dyed silk thread stable, copper thread has faded; inscribed "Margaret A. Morris aged eight years"; ebellished with heart and diamond shapes in cross-stitch.
Gift of John Babcock Morris, Jr.
embroidered: near bottom in green floss: "MARGARET. A. / MORRIS. / aged eight / years."
Margaret Morris (1830-1911) was the daughter of William Lewis Morris and Mary E. Babcock; she married John Austin Stevens, Jr. in 1855. She died at Newport, R.I.
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