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A gift from Glasgow: Frieda Culbertson

Frieda Culbertson's family Bible is from her mother's side of the family and originated in Scotland in the 1840s. It was brought from Scotland to the United States and eventually made the trip across the pond three times with the family patriarch James Black. The Bible's journey is evident with a water mark and dried pressed flowers from long ago.

Frieda Culbertson's family Bible is from her mother's side of the family and originated in Scotland in the 1840s. It was brought from Scotland to the United States and eventually made the trip across the pond three times with the family patriarch James Black. The Bible's journey is evident with a water mark and dried pressed flowers from long ago.

February 6, 2010

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Since the 1840s, the Black family Bible has been on the move. The Bible, from Culbertson’s mother’s side of the family, originated in Glasgow as a wedding gift and made the trip to the United States from Scotland twice — and has the water marks to prove it. The Bible’s original owner, James Black, left the old country for the U.S. and brought it with him. Once he had a job and was settled, he went back to Scotland to retrieve his family, and instead of leaving such an important possession, he took it with him.

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