Margaret Brown Goodman

Scottish Samplers

Margaret Brown Goodman

1837

East Lothian

Description:

In addition to three full alphabets, various spot motifs such as crowns, animals and trees, this sampler has the pattern we have dubbed the "carnation lattice". A scroll border is around all four sides, as well as the verse. Different dividing band patterns beautifully compliment the stitches used in the alphabets. This piece has damage from framing nails and some stains and small holes throughout.

Size (W x H): 12 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches

Stitches: Cross, eyelet, satin

Media: Silk on wool

Genealogy:

James Goodman, a coachman, and Isabella Stewart had a daughter christened Margaret Brown 5 May 1825 in North Berwick, East Lothian county, Scotland. Records show three siblings, Anne (1823), Elisabeth (1828) and William (1833). In the 1841 census we found a Margaret Goodman, age 15, working as a hand laundress in Edinburgh. The 1851 Scotland census lists the family Isabella (washer woman), Elizabeth (21, laundry maid) and William (17, coachman).

Verse:

Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand.
As the first efforts of an infant's hands
And while her fingers o'er this canvas move,
Engage her tender heart to seek thy Love.
With thy dear children let her share a part
And write thy Name Thyself upon her heart

Signature:
Margaret Brown Goodman Decr 14 1837

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