President Grover and First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland’s Bible

President Grover and First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland’s Bible

Collection ID

BIB.000337

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

ca. 1900

Geography

United States

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

5.7 × 3.9 × 1.9 in. (14.6 × 10 × 4.7 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The Impact of the Bible, Bible in the World


President Grover Cleveland and First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland owned and read this Bible. President Cleveland served as the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, the only American president elected to two non-consecutive terms. He married Frances during his first term in 1886, becoming the first sitting president to marry in the White House. President Cleveland’s name is written in gold gilt lettering on the front cover. Francis inscribed her initials, “F. F. C.,” on the first page of Genesis, along with the note, “began July 21. ’06.” She wrote, “Finished Westland Princeton, N.J. May 19, 1907. F. F. C.,” on the last page of Malachi, presumably after reading the entire Old Testament.

Printed around 1900 by Oxford University Press, New York or London. Privately purchased by 2010 by Gene Albert (Christian Heritage Museum), Hagerstown, Maryland;[1] Privately purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Christian Heritage Museum could provide no further information about their acquisition of this Bible.

description

President Grover Cleveland and First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland owned and read this Bible. President Cleveland served as the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, the only American president elected to two non-consecutive terms. He married Frances during his first term in 1886, becoming the first sitting president to marry in the White House. President Cleveland’s name is written in gold gilt lettering on the front cover. Francis inscribed her initials, “F. F. C.,” on the first page of Genesis, along with the note, “began July 21. ’06.” She wrote, “Finished Westland Princeton, N.J. May 19, 1907. F. F. C.,” on the last page of Malachi, presumably after reading the entire Old Testament.


provenance

Printed around 1900 by Oxford University Press, New York or London. Privately purchased by 2010 by Gene Albert (Christian Heritage Museum), Hagerstown, Maryland;[1] Privately purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Christian Heritage Museum could provide no further information about their acquisition of this Bible.


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