“This Work must not be considered any part of the one bearing the same title, published by the Author in the year 1864.”
TO THE REV. GERALD MOULTRIE, M.A., EXETER COLLEGE, OXFORD, CHAPLAIN TO THE DONATIVE OF BARROW GURNEY.
MY Rev. and dear friend: Had I not offered to dedicate this series of designs for Memorials for Churchyards and Cemeteries to you, you might have complained of my want of gratitude, since you have with your own pen so admirably assisted me to make our “churchyards become books of instruction, and every gravestone a leaf of edification.” This has been, and I feel will be, one of your highest aims.
Yours ever faithfully,
JOHN GIBBS. Oxford, 1868.