The Fitzgerald Family Bible (MO 78.224)

The Fitzgerald Family Bible

Published by Virtue, Emmins and Roberts, London and New York

Date Made: 1850

Medium: Printed paper, bound in leather

Dimensions: 321 x 278 x 144 mm

The Holy Bible with Old Testament first published at Douay 1609, and the New Testament first published at Rheims 1582, with notes by the late Reverend George Leo Haydock, and revision by the Very Rev. F. C. Husenbeth, D. D. Vicar General in the Eastern District of England.  The bible is leather bound with a gold leaf cross on the cover.  It contains 5 handwritten pages of the Fitzgerald family record, starting with Thomas A. Fitzgerald in 1857.  There are notes for the engagement of Rose E. Fitzgerald and Joseph P. Kennedy, their marriage in October 1914, and a list of births for their nine children.

This Bible was used during the swearing in ceremony of President John F. Kennedy.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA, Gift of Thomas A. Fitzgerald, Junior; accession number MO 78.224



John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA