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Title Sarah C. Hildebrand and Rufus Wenger Hildebrand Family Bible, 19th cent.
Catalog Number 13.9.001
Object Name Book
Donor Mallow, Mary Grace
Scope & Content Worn Victorian family Bible. Illustrated. Leather ornamented tooled cover. Cover worn. Binding broken and pages out of order. Registry contains birth and death dates of Sarah C. Hildebrand, 1864-1894 and her son Rufus Wenger Hildebrand, 1887- 1947. In front cover is written in pencil, "at my death barry me be side my momy if you don't i will haunt you all. at weavers church near harrisonburg." The archivist believes this was written by Rufus Wenger Hildebrand upon his mother Sarah's death. Rufus was seven years old at that time. The "i will haunt you all" line was later erased.
Collection Alexander Mack Memorial Library Special Collections
People Hildebrand, Rufus Wenger
Hildebrand, Sarah Catherine