Catholic Bible

About this object

Large Catholic Family Bible with pages on Catholic History and Bible Dictionary.


Douay & Rheims

Maker Role



Johnson, Fry and Co. New York USA

Maker Role


Date Made


Medium and Materials


Place Made

United States of America

Subject and Association Description

Catholic history in the Raglan area could date back to 1844 when the village of Piripiri near Kawhia was found to be wholly Catholic. The first Catholic Church in Raglan was built in 1903.

Named Collection

Orr Family

Object Type

Catholic Bible

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Nicole 12 Aug 2018 17:45 PM,UTC

Is there a way to figure out how old a Bible is? I have a family Bible but trying to see how old it is, is becoming difficult.

Raglan Museum 16 Sep 2015 01:37 AM,UTC

Sorry the Raglan Museum is not able to provide advice on the value of objects.

Veronica Komarenko 16 Sep 2015 00:36 AM,UTC

I have one exactly the same clasps and excellent condition . Do you know what it is worth. I have only seen yours exactly the same

bryan 23 Aug 2014 18:19 PM,UTC

I was curious how much this bible is worth I have one just like it, but mine doesn't have the brass clasps keeping it shut. Please email me back and let me know I can send you pics if you would like.

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