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"Nantucket School of Needlery", Eunice Coffin MD 1859

June 28, 2023 8:11 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

I found this curious book in the Digital Commonwealth archives. Who was Eunice Coffin MD? And why did she have this lace, I wonder?

https://digital.clarkart.edu/digital/collection/p16245coll1/id/101325

Looks like it's knitted and crocheted stuff. 

This is sort of the same Coffin family, probably, as the Ipswich/Newbury ones--but the family split in the early 1700s and a famous branch of the Coffins went to Nantucket. 

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