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  • Writer's picturePatty Vitale

The Second Family Bible Restoration

Having had the Dickinson Family Bible restored earlier this year (see earlier blog post here), I was eager to see what Leonard’s Book Restoration could do with the second family bible, which was in much worse condition (although it still had both metal closures, which surprised the restorer). I have been referring to the second bible as the McKenna Family Bible because they were both in the possession of my great-grandmother, Helen (McKenna) Dickinson. However, it’s entirely possible that the second bible came from the DuRoss family (Helen’s mother), or the Luke family (her mother-in-law). Unfortunately, there are no family records (births, marriages or deaths) recorded in the second bible like there are in the Dickinson bible, so I don’t really know. But what a great job the book restorer did!


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