Estimated Date Stitched:

Estimated Age of Stitcher:
6 years

School and/or Teacher:

Name of Stitcher:
Letitia Ramage

Type of Sampler:

Size of Sampler:
Width: 43cm
Height: 43cm


Condition: Good

Description of condition:

Fabric Type:

Approximate thread count:

Embroidery thread type:
cotton, wool

Number of letters:


Description of alphabets:

Number of sets of numerals: Number of sets of numerals: 0

Description of numerals:

Borders: other – W floral. Edges hemmed, cross borders

Motifs: plants, animals, buildings

Type of stitches: Cross

Name or initials on sampler: Letitia Ramage

Verse or Inscription:

Let the rich deride; the proud distain/ these simple blessings of the lowly train/to me more dear,congenial to me heart/one native,charm than all the gloss of art. Faith, hope and charity are the immutable principles of all real piety

Owner / Donor Story:

Museum records show the sampler was stitched by the great Aunt by marriage of the donor.George F. Macdonald. The sampler was given to the Macdonalds on a trip to Scotland. The Macdonalds were a prominent business family in Windsor.

Donor Information: Estate of Mr & Mrs George F. Macdonald Nov. 5, 1994

Other Information:


No. of photographs: Number of photographs: 2

Description of photographs:

Reference numbers: (Museum, archive or other references associated with sampler)

Accession Number: 1959.129

Catalogue Number: FBH;fort;161

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