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- CA PEI SPCA 016-20
The bible was presented to Camp Kingston in June 1988 and was donated to the Archives by Lois MacLaren via Gloria Jay. The inscription in the bible reads as follows: "This bible is presented to Camp Kingston Anglican Chapel by descendents [sic] of George Robert Beer and Lenora Ann (Weatherbie) Beer, with grateful appreciation and thanks to our forebears for their endurance and tenacity in those early years. June 1988."
Two embroidered bookmarks and a typed "historical note" about the Beer family were included with the bible. The typed note reads as follows:
In 1832 George Beer, his wife Sarah, and their ten children, the eldest of whom (George) was married to Mary Ann Holland, emigrated from Barnstable, Devon, to Prince Edward Island. On December 24, 1832 a son was born to George and Mary Ann and he was christened George Robert. In May 1855 George Robert Beer married Leonora Ann Weatherbie, in Boston, Mass. and this Bible, printing date 1854, was their Family Bible. They had ten children, of whom one daughter, Mary Ella and five sons survived.
Mary Ella Married Joseph Robinson Brecken and they had a son, who died unmarried, and a daughter, Winifred Ella, who married John Orlebar Hyndman. To them was born a daughter, Constance Vimy, who married Alan Gordon Macmillan, present members of St. Peter's Cathedral, Charlottetown. Of the five sons only three have descendents [sic] living today: Mrs. Constance Lastewka of Vegreville, Alberta, with no children; Mrs. Leonora Powell, of Victoria, British Columbia, with two daughters, both married; Bessie Beer, unmarried, in the Atlantic Baptist Nursing Home, Charlottetown and a member of St. Paul's Church; Betty Jean Beer, unmarried, living in London, England, but, visiting Prince Edward Island annually.
From the 1830's this family were successful merchants in Charlottetown, Centreville Bedeque and Southport. They played a prominent part in civic affairs, as Justices of the Peace, members of the Legislative Assembly, City Councillors [sic] and members of the Local Militia. In 1877 Colonel Henry Beer was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and in 1885-6 he was Mayor of the City of Charlottetown."
- CA PEI SPCA 016-25
The book is inscribed with "All Souls' Chapel, St Peter's Cathedral, Charlottetown, Sept [9?], 1915".
- CA PEI SPCA 016-27
- CA PEI SPCA 016-28
- CA PEI SPCA 016-13
This bible was used by the congregation at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Rustico, Prince Edward Island. The leather cover is embossed with a wreath which says "British and Foreign Bible Society"
- CA PEI SPCA 016-1
The missal is inscribed on the front leaf with the following: To the Glory of God and in pious memory of Margaret Matilda Jane Wife of Edward Jarvis Hodgson, This Missal was illuminated by Henry Coleridge Stuart for use at the Altar of the Chapel of All Souls St. Peter's Cathedral, Charlottetown, M. E. J. 1892."
The inside cover is embossed with a similar inscription in Latin, showing the book in memory of "Magaritae Matilda Joanna Hodgson," wife of Edward Jarvis Hodgson, showing death date of 19 October 1889.
- CA PEI SPCA 016-5
The cover of the Bible is embossed with a wreath which says "British and Foreign Bible Society." It was used as part of St. Peter's Boys School. An inscription on the front end page reads "St. Peter's Boys School No. 21" and several handwritten names are also shown, including William G. Hogg, Jasper [Ings?], and other illegible notes. On the inside front page is: "Appointed to be read in churches." "Cum privilegio."