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Ramsay family Bible records, 1870-2001 (photocopies)

Identifier: Mss 1034-057

Collection Overview

The collection consists entirely of photocopies donated by Carolyn F. Ramsay, compiler of the original materials. It is comprised of pages from the Ramsay family Bible including a front flyleaf with the signatures of Esther A. S. Ramsay and S. Ellie Morrison, the Holy Bible's title page (published by Claxton, Remsen& Haffelfinger), handwritten records of births (1828-2001), marriages (1870-2001), and deaths (1871-2001) of family members and their descendents, a marriage certificate for Dr. George Randolf Ramsay and Esther Ann Solomons with a photo of both (1870), a family portrait page with Ettie Ramsay and Elbert Solomons Ramsay as children and again as adults. Additional family photographs (no dates determined unless otherwise noted) depict Elliot Gibson Solomons, Ernest Francis Ramsay, Mildred Hope Ramsay, Annie Dasher Ramsay, Esther Ann Solomons Ramsay with children Ettie and Elbert (1887), Ruby E. Rhodes Ramsay holding daughter Dorothy (ca. 1904-1905), Sarah Matilda Dasher Solomons (with a copy of her signature), Elbert Solomons Ramsay, and a photo of five of Ruby Rhodes and Elbert Solomons Ramsay's children: Dorothy A., Rupert S., Kenneth R., Annie D., and Ernest F. There is a newspaper clipping of Dr. George Randolf Ramsay's obituary (1898), a portrait of Elizabeth Phoebe Jenkins, and a silhouette of Thomas Wright Rhodes. Also provided in the collection is a family tree sketched out by Elbert Solomons Ramsay and a more recently produced genealogy of the Solomons family (1771-1915).


  • Creation: undated


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Esther Ann Solomons (b. 1849) began recording the Ramsay family genealogy in her Bible after her marriage to Dr. George Randolph Ramsay (b. 1828) in 1870. The Ramsay family has since continued this tradition with a detailed record of births, marriages, and deaths; a timeline spanning from 1828 up through 2001. The Solomons family can be traced back a bit further to about 1771 when Saul Solomons' (Esther Ann's grandfather) was born in Leipzig, Germany.


1 folder (13 items) : 28 leaves ; 14-28 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Carolyn F. Ramsay.

Inventory of the Ramsay Family Bible Records, 1870-2001 (Photocopies), undated
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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