This Bible is in the Perth Museum archives.
This Bible was purchased in 1997 from the estate of Mrs. Frances BEEMAN. It is a leather-bound, medium format Bible in new condition. Except for the hand-written birth and marriage entries, it seems that the book had never been opened. There is not even an owner’s name written inside the cover.
The entries are written on elaborately engraved pages provided between the Old and New Testaments. From the handwriting and consistancy of the ink, they seem to have all been made at the same time.
Partial transcript of the title page is:
THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE POLYGLOTT BIBLE, etc. . . . BOSTON: LINCOLN, EDMANDS & Co. AND PIERCE & PARKER. BRATTLEBORO': PECK & WOOD. printed at the Brattleboro' Power Press Office 1833. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- // First page NAMES BIRTHS DEATHS Richard Shaw October 1 1822 Jan 9 1872 James Shaw April 5 1824 John Shaw April 5 1826 Anne Shaw June 18 1830 Jany 22 1832 Harry D. Shaw April 9 1833 George Cass[?] Shaw Sept 18 1835 October 23 1865 William Shaw March 2 1838 5 April [no year] Anne D. Shaw Nov 9 1840 [death entry erased] Ellen Shaw March 14 1842 [death entry erased] //end first page // Second page CHILDREN'S MARRIAGES NAMES Month Day Year Richard Shaw James Shaw Henry D. Shaw Helen M. Shaw Jany 18 1872