The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ



[c. 1870]


Truby King Collection BS 2085 1870 L6



London: Printed by George E Eyre and William Spottiswoode


Isabella Cockburn Millar was born in Edinburgh in 1861. Bella attended the Edinburgh Educational Institution for Young Ladies and won ‘Merit’ prizes and the Gold Medal Dux for her year. She also attended the Edinburgh Association for the University Education of Women in 1883, where she won second place and prizes with First Class Honours. She was musical, and had a flair for languages (German, French and Latin). Physically she was petite, and had bowed legs, caused by rickets. Like many Scots, the Millar family attended Church: firstly the Augustine Congregational, and then later the Greenside Parish Church. Although not written in her hand, this small New Testament may well have been a Sunday School prize.


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