2005.047.006

Catalog Date: 
12/18/2005
Gparent: 
2: Building Furnishings
Classes: 
Bedding
Collection: 
John & Grace Mainvil Collection
Object Name: 
Sheet
Owned: 
Mainvil family
Parent: 
Bedding
People: 
Mailvil, John Mainvil, Grace
Record As: 
Gift
Record Date: 
12/16/05
Record From: 
John and Grace Mainvil
Subjects: 
Bedding Cotton manufacture Sleeping customs
Sheets for a bedroll used on one of the Mainvil ranches, either in California or Idaho. The material is a natural colored stiff linen. The sheet is composed of a long piece of fabric folded back on itself, creating a flap at the top. The "non-flap" side has three ties attached to the top edge. A black ink stamp along the side of the opening with the ties reads: "Contract No. NX3x - 20071" Grace married John Mainvil in 1952. They owned a sheep ranch in Riverside, California and later leased another ranch in Laview, CA. They worked these ranches from 1952 to 1972. In 1968, they also bought a sheep ranch in Weiser, Idaho, and ran all the ranches until 1972.