Holy Bible

Bible documenting the family and lineage of Richard Collins

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Published by
American Bible Society, American, founded 1816
Owned by
Collins, Richard, American, 1844 - 1918
Subject of
Collins, Kate Hunter, American, died 1910
Medium
ink on paper, leather covered cardboard, and ribbon
Dimensions
H x W x D (Closed-without ribbon): 2 1/2 × 6 7/16 × 8 3/8 in. (6.4 × 16.4 × 21.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open-Flat): 2 × 14 1/8 × 8 3/8 in. (5.1 × 35.9 × 21.3 cm)
H x W x D (Closed-with ribbon): 2 1/2 × 722 × 11 11/16 in. (6.4 × 1833.9 × 29.7 cm)
H x W x D (Open-In Cradle): 3 1/4 × 13 1/2 × 8 3/8 in. (8.3 × 34.3 × 21.3 cm)
Type
Bibles
Place used
Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Texas, United States, North and Central America
California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1869
Description
A printed copy of the Christian Bible printed in 1869, containing the family history of Richard Collins. Blank pages between the Old Testament and the New Testament are filled in with the marriage, birth, and death dates of various members of Collins's family, including his ancestors and his descendants. The information is written in ink and pencil by at least two different hands. The book has been rebound in a tooled leather-covered cardboard cover. A red satin ribbon page marker is attached at the top edge of the spine.
Topic
African American
American South
American West
Emancipation
Families
Freemasonry
Identity
Migrations
Race relations
Religion
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Richard Allen Collins-Diggs, Thanks Grandpa, Mom, Carlotta, Denise, Diane
Object number
2014.173
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Religious and Sacred Objects
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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