Shaw Bible

This Bible was up for auction on eBay in March 2003. The seller gave permission for the following photograph and transcriptions to be submitted to this site.
Transcribed by Tara Hawkins.

This antique Bible was printed in Cambridge in 1788. This small Bible measures 3 by 5 1/2 inches and is about 2 inches thick. The original owner of this Bible was Sarah Shaw, her name is in the front and back of the Bible. This Bible was past down for several generations and is recorded in the front of the Bible. The last date in the Bible is 1860 when the Bible was given to Robert Russel by his mother. The Bible is split down the center of the spine and is in two halves, otherwise, this leather covered Bible is in very good condition



Inscriptions read:
Pg 1

Robert Russel
From his mother
July 3rd

Sarah Shaw

Pg 2

Sarah Shaw
Sarah Shaw
Presented her
By her Aunt
witness Rob. J. Shaw

June 28 1823 Presented
To Sarah Parkman Shaw
By her friend & relation
Judy P. Tuckerman