Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | May 27, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Homespun rug from Dunvegan, Ontario


This homespun rug from the Urquart family in Dunvegan  was made on burlap.  Measuring 66 cm x 102 cm, the design was probably taken from a pattern book.

The rug dating from the 1940s was collected by Ruth McKendry and donated to the Canadian Museum of Civilization (History).  In reviewing their collection the Museum offered this rug to the Cornwall Community Museum as it meets the standards for National Museums, a requirement necessary to receive such a gift.

Log Book, James Begg, JP

The information and complaint of William Meek and Andrew Stephenson both of the Township of Roxborough in the County of Stormont Trustees of School Section No. 13, in the Twp of Rox. in the said County taken the 19th day of April in the year of Our Lord1867 before the the undersigned one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the United Counties who saith that Patrick Lynch of the Twp of Rox. school trustee of school section No. 13 in said Twp of Rox has neglected and willfully refused to perform the duties of School Trustee as required by Law.

William Meek, Andrew Stephenson

Sworn before me the day and year first above mentioned at Rox in said Co.

James Begg, JP


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