Sewing basket

Physical Description

Rectangular wicker sewing basket with ebonized(?) decorative detailing set on four scrolling feet (one broken). Closed scrolls at corners hold pendant ebonized rings. Swing handle. 38 x 26 x 27 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1840/1901.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Weaver Collection of Children's Books and was provided by UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 177 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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The UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections house and provide access to more than 20,000 rare and unusual items including scrolls, books, posters, maps, artwork, artifacts, games, photographs, Texana, and more. The staff of the Rare Book Room does preservation and conservation work and digitizes rare items to make them freely available to the world via the Internet.

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Physical Description

Rectangular wicker sewing basket with ebonized(?) decorative detailing set on four scrolling feet (one broken). Closed scrolls at corners hold pendant ebonized rings. Swing handle. 38 x 26 x 27 cm.

Notes

Owned by Johanna Spyri. Inherited by her great niece, Margarite Paur Ulrich, who presented it to Gustine Courson Weaver (Mrs. Clifford Weaver) in 1936. The basket was part of a group of items collected by Mrs. Weaver relating to Johanna Spyri and her book Heidi. Mrs. Weaver presented her Heidi materials the the North Texas State Teachers College around 1939. Transferred from the UNT Historical Collection/University Archives to the Weaver Juvenile Collection of the Rare Book & Texana Collections May 30, 2003.

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Weaver Collection of Children's Books

This collection contains a small selection of juvenile literature from the much larger physical collection housed in the UNT Libraries' Rare Book Room. Included are toys from the collection as well as books with religious and moralistic themes.

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Creation Date

  • 1840/1901

Start & End Dates

  • 1840 - 1901

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 11:02 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2014, 5:41 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Sewing basket, physical object, 1840/1901; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2118/: accessed February 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.