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DesBrisay Museum

Bible


Accession number: 76X.19; X.19
Date: 1740
Materials: PRINTED PAPER
Measurements: 25.5 cm L x 20.4 cm W x 10.4 cm Thick
Marks/Label: INSCRIBED INSIDE: "NICHOLAS EISENHAUER / HIS BIBLE LUNENBURG NS / 1816"
Subject: LUNENBURG, PEOPLE, NICHOLAS EISENHAUER, NATHANIEL EISENHAUER
Narrative: IN THE 25  NOVEMBER 1938 BRIDGEWATER BULLETIN NEWSPAPER ARTICLE, IT IS REPORTED THAT REV. A. V. MORASH OF AMHERST AND FORMERLY OF LUNENBURG, N.S. PRESENTED THE BRIDGEWATER MUSEUM WITH AN OLD GERMAN BIBLE AND SEVERAL DEEDS OF TRANSFER OF LANDS.  THE GERMAN BIBLE FORMERLY BELONGED TO NATHANIAL EISENHAUER WHO WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS OF LUNENBURG AND GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER OF MR. MORASH, PUBLISHED IN 1740. 
Description: BIBLE. 504 PAGES. LIGHT BROWN HAND TOOLED LEATHER COVERS WITH PLAIN LEATHER CLOSURES AND HIGHLY ORNAMENTAL CUT-OUT CAST BRASS CLASPS. STYLIZED REPEATING DESIGN ON COVERS. INSCRIBED:  NICHOLAS EISENHAUER HIS BIBLE 1816.
History of Use: OWNED BY NICHOLAS EISENHAUER, LUNENBURG, N.S.