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Object Name Book, Instruction
Title "The Holy Bible"/"Harding's Fine Edition" published by Jasper Harding, Philadelphia, PA
Catalog Number ARC.2007.216.001
Collection Adams Museum Collection
Date 1854
Scope & Content Thick cardboard covers with medium brown leather covering which is heavily embossed with designs and a child with a lion guarded by angels, all done in gold. Printed over the child in gold is: "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,...and a little child shall lead them." Inside is a loose page imprinted with "Presented to Miss W.J. Walker by the students of St. Corinth Academy. May 11th, 1854." The names of the 16 students are only faintly visible beneath the inscription, but they are almost impossible to decipher. Inside are many notations documenting Miss Walker's family's events.

W.J. Walker was Waity Jane Walker, daughter of Jesse and Waity B. Walker and born on May 12, 1835. She died in Newburyport, MA, on November 7, 1858, at the age of only 23 years, 6 months, and 5 days. Her older brother Andrew was born in 1829 and apparently continued to make entries in Waity Jane's bible. Andrew married Louisa Barber on April 7, 1863. Louisa died in Hastings, NE, on February 19, 1896, at the age of 53 years, 7 months and 25 days.

Found inside: part of a color image of a little girl in Victorian dress; an advertisement for Nute's Photo Rooms in Hastings, NE; an obituary for Mrs. L.E. Ober; and a clipping about students gathering at the grave of a beloved professor V.J. Walker on the 1st anniversary of his death. No date on the obituary.
People Walker, Andrew
Walker, Louisa Barber
Ober, Mrs. L.E.
Walker, Waity Jane
Search Terms 1850s