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[Bookplate for Academie Commerciale Catholique]
[Bookplate for Academie Commerciale Catholique]
Title[Bookplate for Academie Commerciale Catholique]
Date Created[between 1860 and 1874]
Sort Date1874
DescriptionThe text is surrounded by a simple lined border. The text "de L'Académie Commerciale Catholique" is in a Gothic script.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 7 x 9 cm
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesAcademie Commerciale Catholique
TypeStill Image
NotesOther bookplates related to Bibliothèque de L'Académie Commerciale Catholique de Montreal: BP MUR CAN P P753, BP MUR CAN P R462, BP MUR CAN I L5373b, BP MUR CAN I L5373c. The Catholic Commerical Academy of Montreal was established by the Roman Catholic School Commissioners of the city of Montreal in 1854. It was originally called the école Doran after its first principal, William Doran. The école Doran was the first Catholic school in Montreal to be run by lay teachers, rather than clergy. It was renamed The Catholic Commerical Academy in 1860, when M.U.E Archambeault became the principal. Archambault was born May 27, 1834 in L'Assomption, Lower Canada. He married Azilda Robitaille in 1860, they had eleven children and he died March 20, 1904. On 19 June 1872, the Catholic Commercial Academy of Montreal opened a new building. The commissioners 'wanted to show the great value they set upon [commercial and industrial] education by dedicating this magnificent building to it and by choosing a man of talent and high character to direct it, one of [their] most estimable fellow citizens, M. Archambault.' The building, erected on a promontory in English neo-Gothic style, would thereafter be known as the Académie du Plateau. In October 1873 plans for a scientific and industrial course at the Académie du Plateau were accepted by the new minister of public instruction, Gédéon Ouimet. The école Polytechnique of Montreal would be the result, with Archambeault as its principal' ('Archambeault, Urgel-Eugéne', Dictionary of Canadian Biography). Between 1873 and 1956 the building was used as the administrative centre for the Montréal Catholic School Commission. The building was demolished in 1958 for the construction of the Place-des-Arts.
1) Montréal Archives Portal - Chapter 11. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2015, from chap11_theme1_doc3_page1.html
2) Catholic Commercial Academy of Montreal. (1874). Prospectus of the Catholic Commercial Academy of Montreal and of the Scientific and Industrial School [microform]. Retrieved February 10, 2015, from
3) Robert Gagnon. 'ARCHAMBEAULT, URGEL-EUGÈNE, ' (2003). Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003-, accessed February 4, 2015,
4) Ascah, R. (2007). Un magnifique édifice dans le style du XVe siècle. Retrieved February 10, 2015, from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I L5373d
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_L5373d
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Morley Binder. BP MUR CAN I L5373d
Date Available2015
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptBIBLIOTHEQUE DE l'Academie Commerciale Catholique DE Montreal No. Vitrine Rayon I. Tenez les livres toujours couverts ; éviter de plier les feuilles ou d'écrire dessus. Si vous perdez ou endommagez un ouvrage vous devrez en payer la valeur. II. Pour avoir de nouveaux livres, rapportez ceux que vous aurez empruntés. Venez changer vos livres vous-même. N'oubliez pas de faire effacer les livres que vous rapportez et de faire inscrire ceux que vous emportez. Ne prêtez pas les livres à personne. III. Les ouvrages précieux ou composés de plusieurs volumes ne sortent pas de l'Ecole.. pas (crossed out) 1171
TranslationLIBRARY OF the Catholic Commercial Academy OF Montreal No. Window Aisle I. Always keep the books closed ; avoid folding the pages or writing on them. If you lose or damage a book you must pay the value. II. To have new books, bring back those that you have borrowed. Come to change your books yourself. Do not forget to erase the books that you have brought back and to register those that you borrow. Do not lend the books to anyone. III. The valuable books or those composed of many volumes do not leave the School.
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