Boxwood Rule

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Title

Boxwood Rule

Subject

Daily life at Mount Vernon

Description

This short boxwood ruler was used for various sewing projects. Martha was a dedicated seamstress throughout her entire life. This ruler was typical of the period; there would likely have been several such instruments at Mount Vernon. Martha’s granddaughter Eliza Parke Custis Law identified this object as a “Box rule from the writing desk of my lamented grandmother" (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).

Language

eng

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Original Format

sewing accessory

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Collection

How to Cite this Item

"Boxwood Rule," in Martha Washington, Item #61, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/61 (accessed February 20, 2018).