1860 Catherine Haldane Victorian Mourning Antique Penny Book, Scotland
This is a small 1860's newsprint soft cover mourning "Penny Book" written by Reverend James Alexander Haldane (James A. Haldane, James Haldane) of Edinburgh, about his Scottish daughter Catherine Haldane, who was born December 3, 1795, and died June 5, 1802.
The book speaks of her devotion to scripture and God during her short life. She had heart problems and knew she was to die, and seems was quite a remarkable child. She had a younger sister named Elizabeth Haldane. Her Father speaks of their move to Dumfries and then back to Edinburgh.
It was published by The American Tract Society, New York: 150 Nassau Street and has no date, but appears to us to be printed in the Civil War 1860's era. It is #12, a publication of the American Tract Society ATS, which is an organization founded on May 11, 1825 in New York City for the purpose of publishing and distributing Christian literature. It is still in existence, and much more of its history can be found online.
This old paper book was found in Worcester County, Massachusetts, MA. Huldane, Heldane, Hulldane is an alternative spelling of this surname. Corner tips are soft, one very tip end is missing..overall, a rare and beautiful old Haldane piece.
Size: 16 pages, very clean, 3.75 x 5.5 inches.
NOTE: Scan is of the front and back covers only.
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