Collections and Fonds – 3986062

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  • Record Information – Brief
    Title:
    Birchbark Box with Diamonds decorations
    Hierarchical level:
    Item
    Reference:
    R13263-160-0-E. Volume/box number: 3.
    Type of material:
    Objects (including medals & pins)
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item number:
    3986062
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    Context of this record:
  • Date(s):
    ca. 1780-1800.
    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    Extent:
    1 birchbark box : embroidered in moose hair ; 6.6 x 8.3 x 3.2 cm.
    Language of material:
    English
    Scope and content:
    Item consists of a birchbark box with diamonds decorations. The box is one of four birchbark boxes each with decorations of a card suit. The birchbark boxes were made for the tourist industry possibly by nuns in Quebec.
    Additional name(s):
    Additional information:
    General Note:
    The boxes were collected by Henry Powell (died 1815) who was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 53rd Regiment of Foot during the American War of Independence and was stationed in the Niagara region for several years, returning to England in 1789. His great niece, Henrietta Maria Powell married George Cartwright (son of Edmund Cartwright) in 1836.
    Subject heading:
    Source:
    Private
  • Conditions of access:
    Volume
    R13263
    Terms of use:
    Credit : Library and Archives Canada, Arch ref. no. R13263-5
    Copyright : Expired
    Restrictions on use : None

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