Estimated Date Stitched:

Estimated Age of Stitcher:
6 years

School and/or Teacher:
St Joseph's Convent

Name of Stitcher:
Rose Cecelia Anderson

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Size of Sampler:
Width: 60cm
Height: 45.5cm

✔︎ Framed


Likely original

Condition: Excellent

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Borders: Flower Pattern

Motifs: plants

Type of stitches: Cross

Name or initials on sampler: Rose Cecelia Anderson

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Owner / Donor Story:

Rose completed the sampler while attending St Joseph’s convent. Her parents were Edmund Anderson & Eugenie Morin. She married Francis Cleary on Sept 21,1871. They had 4 daughters & 2 sons. Francis was mayor of Windsor.

Donor Information: The sampler was held by the Cleary family until donated to the museum. The Clearys were a prominent local family.

Other Information:

The sampler remained in the Cleary family until donated to the museum. Cleary Auditorium is named after the family.


No. of photographs: Number of photographs: 1

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