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Image captionNorthumberland, Pa. grave of Dr. Joseph Priestley
Associated name Priestley, Joseph , 1733 - 1804
Image Type Photograph
Image Date [19--]
Size 16 x 11.5 cm.
Call number Smith P/P933.19C#2 M
Notes Photograph of the graves of, from left to right: Joseph Priestley's wife Mary, Joseph Priestley himself, and his son Henry Priestley. Inscription on Mary Priestley's tombstone: In Memory of Mary, the Wife of D.r J. Priestley, who died Sept.r 11 1796 in the 55.th Year of her age. God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither shall [there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.] The passage in brackets is in the photograph itself obscured by grass, but can be reconstructed from Revelation 21:4 (the King James translation), from which this passage is adapted. Inscription on Joseph Priestley's tombstone: To the memory of the Rev.d D.r Joseph Priestley who departed this life on the 6.th Feb.y 1804 Anno Etatis LXXI. Return unto thy rest O my soul for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. I will lay me down in peace & sleep till I awake in the morning of the resurrection. Inscription on Henry Priestley's tombstone: In Memory of Henry Priestley Son of Dr. J. Priestley who died Dec.r 11 1795 aged 18 Years. The dead shall be raised incorruptible. 1Cor. XV. 52.