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Perrin Family Bibles

Identifier: Mss. 93 P42

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Scope and Contents

Consists of three Bibles owned by the Perrin family; a 1751, 1819, and 1838 editions that contain family information and genealogy back to the 1740s. The 1751 Bible contains a list of slave children births and ages.


  • Creation: 1751-1838
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1751, 1819 and 1838


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Family History:

The Perrin Family were residents of Gloucester County, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


2.50 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:


Related Materials:

See also; John T. Perrin Papers (Mss. 65 P42), and the Eleanor W. Perrin Diaries (Mss. 96 P42), William K. Perrin  (Mss. 95 P42) Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Physical Description

3 items.

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in 1993. Bibles were re-housed into individual boxes by Kim Sims, Oct. 2014.


Guide to the Perrin Family Bibles
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository