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  Quilt, New England Emigrant Aid Company
Author: No authors specified.
Date: 1855

Fragment of comforter made by women from the Boston-based New England Emigrant Aid Society. The comforter was sold at a charity raffle in Lawrence in 1855. Proceeds were given to free-state settlers. The fabric is believed to have been taken from Revolutionary War uniforms. Dr. Sylvester B. Prentiss purchased the comforter, which was later divided into sections and distributed among his family members.

Location of Original: KSHS/Kansas Museum of History         Call Number: 1941.1, B/Quilt Fragment
Item Number: 102792              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Boston, Massachusetts; Emigrant aid companies; Free state; Free state cause; House furnishings; Immigration and early settlement; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; New England Emigrant Aid Company; Objects; Prentiss, S.B.
 
 

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