De Beer Eb 1737 B
‘Betsey daughter of Mary Harris…her book 5th March 1833’. This book, containing the Bible, a Book of Common Prayer and a Book of Psalms, has been passed down from mother to daughter. Mary probably wrote the ownership note here, and Betsey practised writing her name underneath. Mary’s maiden name was possibly Greenwood, with other ownership inscriptions reading ‘John Greenwood’, and ‘Grace Greenwood her Book’ within. The volume was most probably a family heirloom passed down and much read, a common practice at the time. It is unknown how the book came to be in Special Collections, but it is part of the de Beer collection.
“Holy Bible,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 4, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11521.