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Wipe The Dust Off The Bible

Written on: January 10th, 2013 in Research Room

Next Tuesday we will swear in another Governor which means the Archives is getting the Official State Bible ready.  The Bible is from 1532 and its origin is undocumented, however, legend says it was a gift to Delaware from France. The Bible was printed in Paris by Robert Stephens(Stepheni). It was part of the State Library collection that came to the State Archives early in the 20th Century and has been used in all but 1 inauguration since 1847.

Archives employee Bruce Haase hands the Official State Bible over for the Inauguration 1989

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