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  • Title
    Item 18: Miniature daily devotional, ca. 1851-1860 / from the papers of George Ernest Morrison
  • Call number
    SAFE/R 645/Item h
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1851-1860
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    1 book - leather bound - 3.6 x 2.9 cm
  • Scope and Content
    This miniature book contains a bible verse selected from the Old and New Testaments of the King James Bible for each day of the year. It was presented to George Ernest Morrison in March 1884 when he was 22 years old by his youngest sister Hilda (Evelyn Hilda Morrison) who was six years old. Hilda gave it to her brother just before he travelled to Edinburgh for surgery to remove some spear fragments (see Item 13 in this series). It has a wallet-type clasp, approximately 120 pages, and gilded page edges. Its title ‘Small Rain upon the Tender Herb’ is taken from a verse from Deuteronomy 32:2. It is the thirty-fourth edition, published by the Religious Tract Society c. 1851-1860 at their location at 56, Paternoster Row, London.
  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment
  • Description source

    Information on history of Religious Tract Society history at Paternoster Street provided by Emma Thompson, Curatorial Intern (Books and Manuscripts), Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle, Berkshire on 9 November 2016.
  • General note

    Item description by Lisa Chavez, Intern, Research & Discovery Branch, December 2016
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1323798
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    On fly leaf: "Ernest / with / Hilda's Love / Geelong College / March 1884."
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