Book, The Shorter Catechism

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from Heriot Schools, Edinburgh

Postcard of Book, The Shorter Catechism.
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Book, The Shorter Catechism

A catechism is a handbook of questions and answers for teaching the principles of a religion. The first 'Shorter Catechism' was published in 1647 but this edition was printed in 1863. It is stamped, 'Heriot Schools, Edinburgh'.

The book has a dark green cover, a leather spine and leather corners.

George Heriot (1563-1624) became one of Edinburgh's richest burgesses. A goldsmith by trade, he bequeathed a sum of £23,625 for the foundation of George Heriot's Hospital/School in Edinburgh.

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Online ID: 000-100-047-867-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.320
Date: 1863
Material: Leather spine and corners; paper; dark green cover. Inscription: The Shorter Catechism; Heriot Schools, Edinburgh [stamped]
Dimensions: 166 mm x 110 mm
What: Book / catechism
Who: Heriot Schools, Edinburgh
Description: Book entitled `The Shorter Catechism', with dark green cover and leather spine and corners, it is stamped `Heriot Schools, Edinburgh
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