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Needle and bobbin club of Litchfield records

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Club meetings

Correspondence

Principle Information

Materials

Mary Perkins Quincy Notes

Pamphlets

Newspaper

Mailings

Prizes

Sybil Carter Indian Lace Association Information

M. Antonia Lamb Information

Miscellaneous

Bound Materials

Published Materials



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Needle and bobbin club of Litchfield records, 1915-1932 | Litchfield Historical Society

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Collection Overview

Title: Needle and bobbin club of Litchfield records, 1915-1932Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1919-1924

Primary Creator: Quincy, Mary Perkins (1866-1921)

Other Creators: Needle and bobbin club of Litchfield (1915-1932)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Records including minutes, correspondence, newspapers, etc. are stored in two boxes. Published materials including the club bulletins are located in two seperate boxes. Bound materials are located elsewhere individually.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1920

Subjects: Lace and lace making, Litchfield Historical Society (Conn.), Newspapers - Connecticut - Litchfield, Quincy, Mary Perkins

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Financial records, Invitations, Minutes, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Needle and bobbin club of Litchfield records 1920-01-0 (4 boxes). The Needle and Bobbin Club of Litchfield was started as an auxillary club branching from the original Club located in New York. Mary Perkins Quincy began the Club with permission from the New York headquarters. Members were invited and/or accepted into the club based on a profound interest and knowledge of lace and other products of the bobbin. Meetings were held often, and the club accepted many donations and gave several prizes to lace workers in return. This collection consists of minutes, correspondence, notes, pamphlets, newspapers, mailings, bound materials, published materials, etc. These items reflect the activities of the Needle and Bobbin club, including acquisitions and interactions with similar groups, including, but not limited to, the Sybil Carter Indian Lace Association.

Collection Historical Note

The Needle and Bobbin Club of Litchfield was started as an auxillary club branching from the original Club located in New York. Mary Perkins Quincy began the Club with permission from the New York headquarters. Members were invited and/or accepted into the club based on a profound interest and knowledge of lace and other products of the bobbin. Meetings were held often, and the club accepted many donations and gave several prizes to lace workers in return.

Biographical Note

Mary Perkins Quincy was born on January 13, 1866 in New York, New York to John Williams Quincy and Lucretia Deming Perkins Quincy.  She lived in New York until the death of her parents in 1883, at which time she and her brother relocated to New Haven, Connecticut where they became the wards of their maternal aunt, Mary Deming Perkins Hoppin, and her husband James Mason Hoppin.  According to an obituary published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Quincy attended Miss Leverett’s School in New York and another school in New York kept by Mesdemoiselle Charbonnier of Paris, in addition to various tutors at home and abroad. 

Quincy spent a large portion of her life in Litchfield, Connecticut, where she had a home built in 1904 called Ardley.  She resided there until her death in 1921.  Litchfield was the seat of her maternal uncle Julius Deming Perkins and his wife, Margaretta Dotterer Perkins.  Litchfield was home to several generations of Quincy’s ancestors, including members of the Deming and Champion families. 

Quincy spent the vast majority of her life pursuing her many passions, which included membership to memorial societies, genealogy, historic preservation, writing and domestic and foreign travel.  She was an active member of several historical societies, including the Litchfield Historical Society; ancestral groups such as the Colonial Dames of America, and the Daughters of the American Revolution; and art clubs like the Needle and Bobbin Club in Litchfield.  She coauthored a privately published book entitled Pages of Azure and Gold with Sarah Gardiner.

Her correspondences include letters from all corners of the globe, namely Prussia, Canada, Switzerland, Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, Russia, France, Italy, Morocco, Greece and Egypt.  Her correspondents included family, diplomats, and members of the royal families of several nations.  Quincy had an especially active correspondence with her aunt, Mary Hoppin.

Subject/Index Terms

Lace and lace making
Litchfield Historical Society (Conn.)
Newspapers - Connecticut - Litchfield
Quincy, Mary Perkins

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Acquisition Source: Needle and bobbin club


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[Series 1: Club meetings, 1919-1920],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1924],
[Series 3: Principle Information, 1915-1919],
[Series 4: Materials],
[Series 5: Mary Perkins Quincy Notes, 1919],
[Series 6: Pamphlets, 1914-1920],
[Series 7: Newspaper, 1919-1920],
[Series 8: Mailings],
[Series 9: Prizes, 1920],
[Series 10: Sybil Carter Indian Lace Association Information, 1918],
[Series 11: M. Antonia Lamb Information, 1920],
[Series 12: Miscellaneous],
[Series 13: Bound Materials],
[Series 14: Published Materials, 1916-1932],
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Series 4: MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Descriptions of different items and materials of the club. Includes embroidery, shawls, laces, and books.
Folder 1: Embroidery Information, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Includes information on ecclesiastical and secular embroidery, as well as a collection of beads added to the embroidery and weaving collections.
Folder 2: Shawl InformationAdd to your cart.
Includes notes on shawls on loan, shawls as gifts to the club, definition of the word "shawl," labels for shawls, and collections of shawls.
Folder 3: Lace Information, 1919Add to your cart.
Includes notes on lace collection items as well as notes from meetings of the lace committee.
Folder 4: Book InformationAdd to your cart.
Lists of books including those of lace history and lace patterns.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Club meetings, 1919-1920],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1924],
[Series 3: Principle Information, 1915-1919],
[Series 4: Materials],
[Series 5: Mary Perkins Quincy Notes, 1919],
[Series 6: Pamphlets, 1914-1920],
[Series 7: Newspaper, 1919-1920],
[Series 8: Mailings],
[Series 9: Prizes, 1920],
[Series 10: Sybil Carter Indian Lace Association Information, 1918],
[Series 11: M. Antonia Lamb Information, 1920],
[Series 12: Miscellaneous],
[Series 13: Bound Materials],
[Series 14: Published Materials, 1916-1932],
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