his Bible is in the Perth Museum archives.
This is a leather-bound medium-format Bible, in new condition. The entries are all in ink, written in a neat “copperplate hand”. The sameness of the entries, and the fact that most of the entries refer to events ocurring before the publication date of the Bible, make it likely that they were all made at the same time.
The entries are on “Family Record” pages between the Old and New Testaments, in Volume 2.
Partial transcript of the title page is:
COTTAGE BIBLE AND FAMILY EXPOSITOR etc. .. .. HARTFORD. PRINTED & PUBLISHED BY CASE, TIFFANY AND COMPANY 1854. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- // First page FAMILY RECORD PARENTS' REGISTER Father, James Bell (son of Rev. William Bell,) born at Perth, Canada, 28th December 1817. Married to Jane Judd at Brockville, by Rev. William Bell, on Thursday the 9th February 1843. --------------------------------------- Mother, Jane Judd, (daughter of John Judd,) Born in London England, 24th June 1818. // Second Page MARRIAGES [Page blank] //Third Page BIRTHS Alexander, Born at Carleton Place, on Thursday the 22nd February 1844 at 8 o,clock in the morning. Mary Margaret, Born at Carleton Place on Thursday the 5th December 1845 at 4 o,clock in the morning. James Horatio, Born at Carleton Place, on Friday the 21st October 1847, at 5 o,clock in the morning. Jane Victoria, Born at Carleton Place on Wednesday the 13th July 1849, at 8 o,clock in the morning. John Black, Born at Perth, on Tuesday the 13th January 1852, at half past 11 o,clock in the evening. Charles Napier, Born at Perth, on Sunday the 5th February 1854, at half past 11 o,clock in the evening. William George, Born at Perth, on Sunday the 20th January 1856 at half past twelve in the morning --