Silk-embroidered Mittens


Catalogue Number: HBC 85-1

Category: Personal Artifacts

Classification: Clothing

Sub-Classification: Clothing Accessories

Object Term: Mitten



Product Description

Who was John Dugald, the recipient of these lovely silk-embroidered caribou hide mittens? We believe they belonged to John Dugald McMurray, the son of HBC Chief Trader William McMurray who served at the HBC post at Île-à-la-Crosse Saskatchewan in the 1870s. This was also the location of a Grey Nuns’ Convent and the mittens may have been made by the nuns or one of their students.

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Adopt these caribou hide mittens for the holiday season today!

$350 Artifact adoptions include:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Personal story/description explaining what the artifact means to you
  • Tax receipt for $350
  • Museum gift card $25
  • Invite to Annual Event