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Sampler by Abiah Dickinson, 1714

The earliest sampler in the collection (CBE33) dates from 1714 and was stitched by Abiah Dickinson and is complete with text "Love the Lord and he will be a Tender Father unto thee. This work in hand my friends may have when I am dead and laid in grave". The latest sampler (1992/8) is dated 1992 and was stitched by Violet Sythes (the wife of our photographic curator) and combines the elements of a traditional sampler with a modern interpretation of Whitby.

Date: 1714

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