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Accession Number: 1999.56.2

Entitled: Holy Bible

Physical Description: Soft black leather-bound bible. Leather cover and red dyed fore edges on bound white paper. Black textured flyleaf. Handwritten inscription opposite title page. 296 pages of black printed text and maps. Pressed flower between pages 248 and 249. Gold leaf text on spine. Back cover is missing.

History of Object: The inscription indicates that Carry Nation gave this bible to her nephew, Joseph Milton Moore. The donor, Rilla Dianne Townsend Kelly, was Carry Nation?s great-grandniece. Her great-grandfather, Campbell Moore, was Nation?s brother. Kelly and her husband discovered a steamer trunk containing the objects in this accession in the Kansas City, Kansas, home of her great aunt, Callie Moore. Callie was Nation?s niece and protégé, living with Carry and David Nation for a time but not following in her footsteps. Joseph Moore, the bible?s recipient, was Callie?s brother.

Date: 1903

Dimensions (in cm): 18.60 (H) 13.40 (W) 3.80 (D)

Marks/Inscriptions: [inscription] To my Dear Nephew Joe / from Aunt Carry A Nation / Remember dear who gave you this / in other days to come / When she who penned there lives / sleeps in her narrow home. / This is the way of life walk in it.

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Kansas City (Kan.)
    Origin, Place of: New York (N.Y.)
    Individual: Nation, Carry Amelia, 1846-1911
    Theme/topic: Prohibition
    Theme/topic: Religion
    Theme/topic: Temperance
    Theme/topic: Autographed editions
    Business / Organization: American Bible Society
    Individual: Moore, Callie Bell, 1886-1977
    Individual: Moore, Joseph Milton, d.1913

Creators and Contributors

    American Bible Society

Status: Cataloged

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