This Bible is in the Perth Museum archives.
The inside pages of the Bible are 9 by 11 3/4 inches and it is 3 inches thick. The covers are very thick, heavily tooled leather.
The family records are recorded on a marriage certificate and a “Family Record” page (one of three or four provided), situated between the Apocrypha and The New Testament. These pages are printed in brilliant red and blue, with many scrolls, etc. Each page is divided into five columns with appropriate headings.
There is no publishing date, but very small print at the bottom of each Family Record page indicates a New York printer with a date of (I think) 1873 or 1874.
Partial transcript of the title page is:
THE COMPLETE DOMESTIC BIBLE etc. etc. etc. Published by: J. W. LYON GUELPH, ONTARIO -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- // Page one [This marriage certificate has brilliantly, multi-coloured printed text, with the appropriate names and dates written into spaces provided with black ink.] This Certifies that Robert Jamieson and Catherine Sinclair Holliday were solemnly united by me in the Holy Bands of Matrimony at Perth Ontario on the Second day of September in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Four conformably to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of the State. In Presence of Signed Alfred Greig Thomas Hart M. A. John B. Holliday Minister of the Gospel Marg. M. McKinley // Page two [ Some of the surnames have been put on a separate line to fit them to the width of a computer screen. ] FAMILY RECORD NAME PLACE OF BIRTH DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF MARRIAGE DATE OF DEATH Robert Jamieson N. Gower Ont. Jany 2nd 1848 Septr 2nd 1874 Ap. 23rd 1932 Catherine S. Jamieson Perth, Ont. Septr 4th 1848 Septr 2nd 1874 Robert Laurence [or Lawrence] Jamieson Perth, Ont. June 8th 1875 Gertrude Sinclair Jamieson Perth, Ont. Oct 17th 1876 June 17[?] 1908 [day blotted] David Earnest Jamieson Perth, Ont. October 28 1878 Melville Jamieson Perth, Ont. June 18[or 10] 1881 Edith Jamieson Perth, Ont. October 16, 1882 June 7, 1910 Inez Jamieson Perth, Ont. Jan'y 4, 1892 // end of Jamieson - Holliday Bible NOTE: Corrections to some of the above dates were provided by Lois Richardson. LR] Gertrude Sinclair Jamieson was married on 17 June 1908. LR] Melville Jamieson was born 18 June 1881 (OVS B15293/81). LR] Edith Jamieson was born 16 Oct 1883 (OVS B16340/83). LR] These dates were also in the Perth Courier at the time.