|Abigail (DeWolf) Ingraham Mourning Dress Fabric.|
This weeks scrap is yet another scrap of fabric. This is a black piece of silk found in the Ingraham/Wardwell bible. After close inspection, this piece seems to match a swatch found in the collection of the Bates County Museum. The piece in the museum collection contained this note:
" This satin in a dress, was trimmed with crape & worn for mourning for Capt. Jeremiah Ingraham 1807. Presented By Mrs. Abigail Ingraham, of Bristol, R.I. to her namesake then 14 years of age,Sept. 1818. Presented by Miss Abigail R Ingraham, of Amenia, N.Y. to her namesake 14 years of age, of Manchester Mich. Sept. 1852."
|Note describing the mourning fabric. Courtesy of the Bates County Museum|