After the bicentennial of the Battle of Queenston Heights, near Fort George, Ontario, 3rd Lt. Tom Tumbusch had the honor of meeting with John Cocking, a likely descendant of a historic Acasta crew member named Robert Arber. He showed Lt. Tumbusch Robert's Bible and several other interesting documents it contained.
|Robert Arber's Bible. For scale, the coin to the right is a "toonie" (a Canadian two-dollar coin).|
|Close-up of the inscription...Plymouth Dock, July 1813|
|Text of a petition for Greenwich Hospital to more adequately provide for old sailors who had contributed the Greenwich Sixpence. Robert is listed in census documents as having been a Greenwich pensioner.|
|Letter in Robert's hand from 1840.|
|This document was among those preserved between the pages of Robert Arber's Bible.|