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[Bookplate for Ecole Modele Jacques-Cartier by John Henry Walker]
[Bookplate for Ecole Modele Jacques-Cartier by John Henry Walker]
Title[Bookplate for Ecole Modele Jacques-Cartier by John Henry Walker]
CreatorWalker, John Henry
Date Created1875-06-21
Sort Date1875-06-21
DescriptionBlack ink on cream paper. An insignia tops the bookplate, featuring a radiant cross and open book above a beaver and surrounded by maple leaves. Included is a banner with a motto. Below, the name of the school and a pre-formatted prize text is printed in two fonts. The class, date, name of the recipient and signature of the principal are handwritten in black ink. An ornate scrolled border surrounds the text and insignia. The printer is listed at the bottom.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 8.5 x 13 cm
SubjectChurch schools ; Religion
Personal NamesEcole Modele Jacques-Cartier
TypeStill Image
NotesJacques-Cartier was a system of schools located in Montreal and established in 1857. The "ecole modele" was a sister school to the "ecole normale" of the same name. Traditionally, these pairs of schools were established to educate teachers while also educating students. The "3/2 class" is an indication that the student receiving the prize was in his second division, third degree of learning. In the model school, there were three divisions and six degrees within each division. The logo at the top corresponds with the logo of the educational journal, "Le Journal de l'Instruction Publique, " published from 1857-1879 in Montreal. It also corresponds with the Normal School logo. The insignia was created by the famous Canadian engraver John Henry Walker. A single hand in black ink addressed the prize bookplate to the recipient, George Johnston. Presumably it was written by the principal, whose signature is illegible at the bottom. Printed by E. Senecal.
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2) Renaud, Michelle. "École Normale Jacques-Cartier." Congregation de Notre Dame. Accessed March 1, 2016:
3) M930.50.1.774. McCord Museum. Accessed March 1, 2016:
4) "Journal de l'instruction publique." Early Canadia Online.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P J6467
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_J6467
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 P J6467
Date Available2016
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:
TranscriptRENDRE LE PEUPLE MEILLEUR ECOLE MODELE JACQUES-CARTIER. PRIX d'Epellation anglaise decerne a Mr. George Johnston eleve de la classe 3/2 dans la Distribution Solennelle des Prix, le 21 Juin 1875 Le Principal, [ILLEGIBLE] E. Senecal, Imprimeur.
TranslationCreate the best people. Jacques-Cartier Model School Prize for English spelling awarded to Mr. George Johnston student of the class 3/2 during the giving out of awards on the 21st of June 1875. [Illegible signature of the principal]
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