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Collection Alexander Mack Memorial Library Special Collections
Catalog Number 17.13.002
Title Bowman Family Bible
Donor Bostic, Pamela J.
Summary Victorian family folio Bible, circa 1883. Illustrated. Rebound and repaired. English. Lacking title page.

Contains laid in, tipped in and filled in genealogy records and ephemera from the Bowman family. Bible belonged to Paul and Evelyn Bowman and later to Paul H. Bowman and Flora Hoover Bowman.

The family records in the Bible go back to Joseph Bowman, Sr., 1784 - 1850. Included materials are a Samuel J. Bowman and Sue V. Bowman 1886 marriage certificate, a list of marriages, list of births, list of deaths, a tipped in list of the family of Paul H. Bowman and Flora Hoover Bowman, supplemental laid in records of deaths, laid in births and marriage records from other family Bibles, bright hand colored birth and marriage presentation badges and other ephemera.

The Bible was published with extensive supplemental information,illustrations and a Family Temperance Pledge that was the only colored plate.
Object Name Book
Published Date circa 1883
Physical Description Rebound and repaired. Bound in full leather with ornamented carved boards. Lacking title page. Leaves tipped in family records section. Pages at the end of the tipped in pages have been cut out. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Ink illustrations. Family Temperance Pledge near center printed in color. Computer printed provenance notes, apparently based on those first written by Paul H. Bowman, laid in front cover.
People Bowman, Flora Hoover
Bowman, Joseph, 1784 - 1850.
Bowman, Paul Haynes, 1887-1964
Bowman, Samuel J.,
Bowman, Susan V.
Subjects Bowman family.