Hattie's Bible: First Look

09 August 2010 7:00 AM Posted by Brenda L.
I have calmed down from my previous excitement of receiving Hattie's Bible.  Plus, I have made good use of the time since I received it.  My main goal upon receiving it was to preserve it for future generations and to share the information that was in the bible.

For preservation, I chose a metal edge archival quality box from Hollinger Metal Edge.  I had to order a much larger box than needed because of the size of the bible.  The bible is 10 inches by 14 inches by 4 1/2 inches.  Finding a box that is 4 1/2 inches deep was hard.  I purchased acid free tissue paper, too.  I plan to store the bible at home.

I have, gingerly, gone through the bible, one page at a time.  I removed anything that was stored loosely in the pages of the bible.  I found pictures, newpaper clippings, a marriage certificate, and  telegraphs.  Those are stored in acid free sleeve protectors.  I transcribed the birth, wedding and death information written in the center of the bible.

For sharing, I plan to blog about the specific contents of Hattie's Bible.  Also, Carol, the daughter of the women who gave me Hattie's Bible, emailed me asking what I thought about sharing the bible records online with a site such as Bible Records Online.  I thought it was a wonderful idea.  Has anyone used a site such as this for their bible records?  What do you think?

Again, I am so happy to be the keeper of this family treasure.  Please check back to see the contents of Hattie's Bible.

4 Response to "Hattie's Bible: First Look"

  1. Barbara Poole Says:

    Always nice to have a follow-up along with some new sites, like Hollinger and Bible Records Online. I did a quick scan of the records, and I also believe it would be a great site to place the Bible photos there. I can't wait to get back to the Young Bible page, it might be useful. So, thank you so much. No Farmers tho, (only you know what that is about).

  2. Brenda Says:

    I did a brief scan of the Bible website. I need to spend a little more time checking for other records there. When I get a minute I plan on submitting my records.

  3. A rootdigger Says:

    Thanks for the site, If I run across a bible, I right away check to see if tree is recorded in there. It would be nice to have a place to post the information I see in one, cause I just can't buy all the orphan bibles.
    You inspired me for a post.
    thanks.

  4. Brenda Says:

    A rootdigger-you are welcome! I will look forward to your post.

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