Francis Hurt Presentation Bible 1851

When Crich Stand was being built by Francis Hurt the residents of Crich presented him with a large Bible. Inside the front cover was inscribed a dedication to him. The bible was dated 1851.

Hurt Bible

 

Hurt Bible

 

Hurt Bible

Inside the front cover

ON THE OCCASION
OF HIS
COMMENCING THE ERECTION,
OF A NEW AND BEAUTIFUL
STRUCTURE ON CRICH CLIFF;
THIS HUMBLE TRIBUTE
IS PRESENTED TO
FRANCIS HURT ESQ.
OF
ALDERWASLEY HALL;
BY THE
INHABITANTS OF CRICH;
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE,
OF THE
LONG CONTINUED KINDNESSES,
CONFERRED BY HIM,
& HIS HIGHLY RESPECTED FAMILY,
ON THE DIFFERENT CLASSES;
BUT MORE ESPECIALLY THE SICK,
THE FRIENDLESS, & THE POOR,
IN THE IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURHOOD.
CRICH, JULY 1851