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Ok, so maybe it’s not a full collection.  Uncle Lou (Lambertus Leeuwenhoek) left behind two Bibles, both printed in Dutch.  One is a full size Bible to read at home.  The other is smaller, perhaps the size he could tuck into his pocket and carry around.

Uncle Lou's Bijbels

Uncle Lou’s Bijbels

When my grandfather and grandmother gave me the family photographs and glass negatives, they showed me a family Bible or Bijbel, as it is called in Dutch. It wasn’t one of these, but one that had my direct family tree written inside the cover.  That was what my grandparents used to help guide their memories about the people associated with the photographs.  I don’t know what has happened to the Bible.  I hope someone in the family has it and is taking good care of it.  If you are reading this, Bible-keeper, please let me know it’s safe and, if you can, send me some pix!

The insides of Uncle Lou’s Bijbels

The writing inside the front of the larger Bible

The writing inside the front of the larger Bible

These words are printed inside the front of the smaller Bijbel

These words are printed inside the front of the smaller Bijbel

Inside the front of the smaller Bijbel, next page

Inside the front of the smaller Bijbel, next page

Lou wrote his name at the back of this Bijbel

Lou wrote his name at the back of this Bijbel

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