A Jim of All Trades


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I recently received a few items that used to belong to some of my ancestors and thought I’d share some pictures.  All photos were taken with my Nikon point and shoot CoolPix P5100.

This bible was a wedding gift to my great grandparents:

Dated December 1887

It’s a parallel edition with two versions side by side on each page, one from 1611, the other 1881 (or 1885… the pages show an ’85 date so I’m not sure).

There were a lot of illustrations, maps, and interesting things within.  Here are a couple page examples:

I also found a pressed clover in it:

Another item I received was this hat.  Unfortunately I’m not completely sure who it belonged to, but believe it was my father’s great uncle’s.  So, would that make it my great great uncle’s?

Initials and date written inside:

And the last thing I’m going to show is this little guy:

We found it in the bottom of a box, my father didn’t remember seeing it before and didn’t know where it came from.

But wait, there’s more!

Sort of a basic model Nesting Doll, I guess.  I think it’s pretty cool!


Written by Jim

March 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

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  1. Jim – Interesting bible. I have one from great-grandparents as well, but in considerably poorer shape. I matched it to yours based on the New Testament title page. Would you mind sending me any information you might be able to pull from the copyright page? I’m trying to pin down the specific bible but unfortunately the covers are both gone, as are the front pages containing any publication info. Binding is completely shot and pages are quite brittle. (What I have starts on page 19 of Genesis.)(’19’ is at lower right of page.)
    Many, many thanks for anything you can provide.

    Ray Swift

    January 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm

  2. wow, i didnt know anyone else had a bible like this.. I got one handed down from my grandparents as well.. its bee kept in a box since I was a small boy.. so its in excellent condition for how old it is.. Ill see if i can snap some shots of it and post em on here to share with yall.. very cool.

    Jacob McDonald

    July 22, 2015 at 1:49 am


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