The McDougald Devotional Family Bible

The McDougald Devotional Family Bible

Collection ID

BIB.004994

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

Late 1800s

Geography

New York (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

14.8 × 11.6 × 5.4 in. (37.8 × 29.5 × 13.7 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


This large devotional family Bible contains center references by Reverend Alexander Fletcher, a Scottish kirk minister who wrote devotional works and considered by some as a pioneer of preaching to children. Printed in the late 1800s, this Bible contains 41 full-page steel engravings by renowned artists such as Gustave Doré, W. Hensel, Ary Scheffer, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. Owned by John and Nora McDougald, this Bible contains family records, noting their birth dates, their date of marriage, and the birth of their seven children.

Published in the late 1800s by Virtue and Yorston, New York. Acquired by John and Nora McDougald;[1] By descent to John Lasater;[2] Donated in 2019 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] It is possible the McDougalds acquired this Bible in 1917 since that date is written on the bottom of a flyleaf below a list of their children’s births. [2] John Lasater is the grandson of John and Nora McDougald.

description

This large devotional family Bible contains center references by Reverend Alexander Fletcher, a Scottish kirk minister who wrote devotional works and considered by some as a pioneer of preaching to children. Printed in the late 1800s, this Bible contains 41 full-page steel engravings by renowned artists such as Gustave Doré, W. Hensel, Ary Scheffer, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. Owned by John and Nora McDougald, this Bible contains family records, noting their birth dates, their date of marriage, and the birth of their seven children.


provenance

Published in the late 1800s by Virtue and Yorston, New York. Acquired by John and Nora McDougald;[1] By descent to John Lasater;[2] Donated in 2019 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] It is possible the McDougalds acquired this Bible in 1917 since that date is written on the bottom of a flyleaf below a list of their children’s births. [2] John Lasater is the grandson of John and Nora McDougald.


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