Bible, Gustavus Stevenson; 1880-1886; WY.0000.929


Bible, Gustavus Stevenson

About this object

This Bible, The Ruby Reference Bible, belonged to Gustavus Stevenson, who came to Wyndham in 1891 to work for Richardson's Stables and was a popular coach driver on the Edendale route. In 1909, he went out on his own as a general carter, forwarding agent and coal merchant. Gus and his horse and cart where a familiar sight around Wyndham until 1944 when he sold up to Bill McKay, who had returned home from World War Two.

Gus married Annie Stevenson (nee McBride) in 1903, and the couple had three daughters, Isabella Ramsay, Mary Jane Henderson and Catherine. All three never married. Inside the Bible is a small torn postcard photograph of three young girls, possibly his daughters.

Stapled just inside the Bible is a short newspaper clipping on 'The Interest of Sacrifice' recalling the events of Anzac Day 25 April 1915. Although undated, the positioning of this poignant piece must have brought some comfort to Gus.

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, photographic paper


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Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London


William Collins, Sons, & Company

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Publication Place

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Subject and Association Keywords

Religion and Belief

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

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Spine Label

Holy Bible

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