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.