The Rix-Finch Collection


The Inscription in Thomas Rix's Bible

Gold-embossed on a rectangular, leathery leaf firmly adhered to the inside front cover of the Bible, the inscription expresses the feelings of Thomas' Wesleyan Methodist Class upon his departure for Australia in January, 1853.

The inscription makes reference to Genesis 31:49. 

"And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another."

Links to the rest of the collection are below this image.

The inscription in Thomas Rix's Bible

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Internal Links of the Rix-Finch Collection

  Thomas Rix's Bible.

  Thomas Rix's Bible open at its collection of John Wesley's hymns, including the words of Thomas' five favourite hymns.

  The Rix family gravesite in the St Kilda Cemetery, Melbourne.

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