Birchbark Box with Diamonds decorations

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  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    R13263-160-0-E. Volume/box number: 3.
    Type of material:
    Objects (including medals & pins)
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    Archives / Collections and Fonds
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  • Date(s):
    ca. 1780-1800.
    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    1 birchbark box : embroidered in moose hair ; 6.6 x 8.3 x 3.2 cm.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Credit : Library and Archives Canada, Arch ref. no. R13263-5
    Copyright : Expired
    Restrictions on use : None

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