Collection ID



Bible - Printed Book








Printed on Paper


17.1 × 11.1 × 2.6 in. (43.5 × 28.3 × 6.6 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on View

The Haydock Bible was perhaps the most popular Catholic Bible in English in the nineteenth century. In 1806, Thomas Haydock, an English publisher, announced plans for a new edition of the Douay-Rheims Bible. His brother, George Haydock, a Catholic priest and Bible scholar, soon began writing and compiling notes and commentary with the help of several associates. At the time, England was beginning to relax its centuries-old Penal Laws against Catholics. The Haydock brothers hoped this Bible, along with the notes and commentary, would help Catholics strengthen their faith as they faced anti-Catholic critics. Thomas would publish the Bible between 1811 and 1814. This copy is a first edition.

Printed in 1811 by Thomas Haydock, Manchester, England. Acquired by Chichester Carmelite Convent, Chichester, Sussex, England.[1] Purchased in the 2000s by Sidney Ohlhausen, private collector, Houston, Texas; Purchased in 2015 by Tenny Family Bible Collection, private collection, Krum, Texas; Donated in 2020 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] The convent’s ownership stamp is located at the top right of the first flyleaf.

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