1835 - 1855 Mercy Slocum Akin's Needle Case

1835 - 1855 Mercy Slocum Akin's Needle Case

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Description (Brief)
This sewing or needle case has a label sewn inside "made by Mercy Slocum Akin for her grand-daughter Imogene Stuart before 1855."
Elizabeth Cundall (1761 RI - 1822 NY) married April 11, 1782, Matthew Slocum (1751/52 RI – 1838 NY). Daughter: Mercy Brownell Slocum (1783 R I-1866 NY) m. 1800 Ethan Akin (1779-1825) in NY. Daughter: Mary Loisa Akin (1818 NY-1898 CT) m. John Stuart (1807-1870). Daughter: Imogene Stuart (1845 CT – 1918 NE)
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Object Name
Sewing Case
date made
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
overall: 17 in x 4 in; 42 cm x 11 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Stephens
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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