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Catalog Number 1965.283.014
Object Name Book
Title Pastor's Wedding Gift
Scope & Content Book that was presented to Annette "Nettie" Henry Alger upon her marriage to Russell Alger containing advice for newlyweds written by William M. Thayer, and published by John P. Jewett & Company, of Cleveland, Ohio. The book contains four chapters, "The Pastor's Address," "Duties of Conjugal Relation," "Dedication of Home," "Last Words to Bridal Pair, as well as a section of poetry. A handwritten inscription within reads:

Dear Nettie, May your life be bright as the sunshine that ushers in your bridal day.
Truly your friend,
Sarah B.C, Greeley

The book also contains a certificate which has been filled out in pencil:

This certifies that Russell A. Alger and Nettie A. Henry were united in Marriage by me, according to the Laws of the State og Michigan at Grand Rapids, April 2nd, 1860.
Rev. J.S. Whaley[?]

The book is bound in a off-white cover with embossed scrollwork on the cover, some in gold.
Date 1854
People Henry, Annette
Alger, Russel Alexander Sr.
Extent of Description 4.75" x 7" x 0.5"
111 pages
Collection Biographical
Search Terms Weddings