his Bible was found at the McDonald’s Corners (Lanark County, Ontario) municipal dump in September, 1999 by Charles Dobie. It seems to have been part of a collection of old books which were left in the re-useable items area of the dump — a couple of the books were 200 years old!
The Bible measures 5 by 7 inches, and was published in New York in 1890 by the American Bible Society. The paper is of poor quality, so the pages at both front and back of the book are brown and brittle, and many have separated from the binding.
The names are entered in Family Record pages provided at the back of the Bible, starting after page 296 of the New Testament.
// Frontispiece Maggie Campbell From her friend & pastor EH.Joy. Christmas 1889. Chaumont N.Y. // Page 1 Registration number 33. 364. 16 [written in top margin] FAMILY RECORD MARRIAGES Maggie Campbell to Nelson Leeman February 25th 1892 C[changed to K]atharine Irene Leeman to James Merrill Wood December 24th 1912. Roy Elmer Leeman to Mary Elizabeth Rice July 28th 1934 // End Page 1 // Page 2 FAMILY RECORD BIRTHS 2 Katie Irean[sic] Leeman Jan. 1893 Roy Elmer Leeman March 17th 1900 To James and Katharine Wood Roy Merrill, November 2nd, 1913 Carolyn Lois Anita, born March 14th 1923 // End Page 2 // Page 3 FAMILY RECORD BIRTHS [this page has no entries ] // End Page 3 // Page 4 FAMILY RECORD DEATHS Maggie Campbell Died January 30th 1920. James Nelson Leeman Died March 2nd 1929 at Smiths Falls Ontario. // End Page 4 // End of the Leeman-Campbell Bible