Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Lewis & Clark College student stumbles across Bible from 1599
From The Oregonian/OregonLive 09/30/16
For probably half a century, a copy of one of the most historically significant Bibles ever published sat forgotten in the basement of Lewis & Clark College'sAubrey R. Watzek Library in Portland.
Then, on Tuesday, a curious history major opened a box, and the 1599 Geneva Bible – the Bible of Queen Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare and the Mayflower Pilgrims – came back into the light of day.
"It's quite rare," said Hannah Crummé, the library's head of special collections and college archivist. "It's not the only copy of this particular book ... but it is the only catalogued copy in the Northwest."