PAIR OF VICTORIAN COBHAM SCHOOL SAMPLERS

Price: £580
Stock No. 5170/k

A pair of interesting SAMPLERS by Henrietta Wickens of Cobham School.  Although undated, these two charming small samplers can be dated quite accurately as Henrietta Wickens is known.   She was born in 1868 and in 1871  she is recorded living with her parents Thomas and Sarah, in Sole Street, Cobham. In 1891 she worked as a domestic servant and in 1894 she married Ebenezer Scudder, a police sergeant.  Both samplers are of a similar format and include verses from the bible and the first verse of a hymn “Little Drops of Water” which was first published in 1845. Measurements: 27 x 25cms and 31 x 27cms including frames.

** Samplers from named schools are relatively scarce, but they can be most useful with research into the origin and the families involved, as in this case.