PHOTO – College Founder Descendant Donates Family Heirlooms

College Founder Descendant Donates Family Heirlooms

Marianna Seipts, the great-great-granddaughter of SUNY Oswego founder Edward Austin Sheldon, came to campus on Sept. 9 to donate a few family heirlooms, including a handmade, double-woven coverlet and horn- and bone-handled utensils and cutlery that were used by Sheldon’s mother, Laura Austin Sheldon. While she was on campus, she met with Penfield Library Director Barbara Shaffer and Betsy Oberst, associate vice president of alumni relations and stewardship, who accepted the donations on behalf of the college. Seipts said the wool used in the coverlet was from the sheep raised by Sheldon. Photo by Tyler Edic ’13.

 

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