This collection consists of a single bible. Published by E. Stevenson & F. A. Owen, Agents, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1856, the title page states it is the English Version of the Polyglott Bible. The book itself contains fold-out maps and illustrations. On the first page is written “Mrs. Isabella W. Hite Cabel Co. Va. Feb 24th 1857” and then in a different ink/pencil, “Isa. H. Moore.” Throughout the book, passages are marked and near them, a name and date are written in the margins. Many of the days (not all were checked) appear to have fallen on a Sunday, and so the names may refer to a reverend, and the passage to the subject of his sermon. Names include B. F. Gosling, Black, Hampton, and Preston, while the dates are mainly in the 1880s and 1890s.
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Bible of Mrs. Isabella W. Hite, 1857, Accession No. 2019/07.0856, Special Collections Department, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.