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commemorative RCAMC quilt

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Dates
1940
1945
1940-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1981.16.1
Description
The white part of the quilt is quilted in a diamond and maple leaf pattern; the border has the RCAMC colours of purple, blue, and gold; the RCAMC crest is embroidered in the centre of the quilt in the same colours as above.
Accession Number
1981.16.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Description
The white part of the quilt is quilted in a diamond and maple leaf pattern; the border has the RCAMC colours of purple, blue, and gold; the RCAMC crest is embroidered in the centre of the quilt in the same colours as above.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; the items belonged to her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie, and were used during his term in the RCAMC, WW II.
Maker
Canadian Red Cross Women's Group
Site Made (City)
Midland
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1945
1940-1945
Date Remarks
Second World War
Material
fabric: white; purple; blue; yellow
Inscriptions
"Col. R.M. Harvie" is written in India ink on the back of the quilt.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
BOX 11
Length
204.5 cm
Width
162.0 cm
Dimension Notes
(Crest) Length 26.25 cm x Width 21.25 cm
Condition Remarks
Edges worn and repaired; appears to have been through many washings.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Donor correspondence.
Research Facts
This quilt was sent to Dr. Harvie in England during WW II by the Canadian Red Cross Women's Group of Midland, Ont.; the group did the quilting and embroidery; this was a knitting and sewing group formed to supply socks and pyjamas for overseas hospitals.
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