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[Bookplate for Ecole Normale Jacques-Cartier and Joseph Denis by John Henry Walker]
[Bookplate for Ecole Normale Jacques-Cartier and Joseph Denis by John Henry Walker]
Title[Bookplate for Ecole Normale Jacques-Cartier and Joseph Denis by John Henry Walker]
CreatorWalker, John Henry
Date Created1895-07-05
Sort Date1895-07-05
DescriptionAn 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 three fonts. The class, date, name of the recipient and signature of the principal are handwritten in black ink. A border surrounds the text and insignia. The entire plate is printed in black ink. The paper includes a watermark.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 12 x 19 cm
SubjectPlants ; Religion
Personal NamesEcole Normale Jacques-Cartier ; Denis, Joseph
TypeStill Image
NotesJacques-Cartier was a system of schools for educating teachers located in Montreal, established in 1857 (the boys school) and 1899 (the girls school). The schools included a two-tier system, a Normal school for theory-based education and a Model school for practice-based education. In 1914, the school became the Provincialate for Notre-Dame Province. The school ran until 1969. The logo at the top is near-identical to the "ecole modele" school and the logo of the educational journal, "Le Journal de l'Instruction Publique" (published from 1857-1879 in Montreal). This version of the logo includes a Latin phrase instead of a French phrase in the banner. The insignia was created by the famous Canadian engraver John Henry Walker. One hand in black ink addressed the prize bookplate to the recipient. Other notes include that "1er" is added to the prize and that the date is corrected from the pre-printed" 188_" to 1895, suggesting the plates were printed the decade before. The principal's signature is a second hand, also in black ink, illegible at the bottom.
1) Renaud, Michelle. "École Normale Jacques-Cartier." Congregation de Notre Dame. Accessed March 1, 2016:
2) M930.50.1.774. McCord Museum. Accessed March 1, 2016:
3) "Journal de l'instruction publique." Early Canadia Online.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P D4657
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_D4657
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 D4657
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:
TranscriptLABOR OMNIA VINCIT ECOLE NORMALE JACQUES-CARTIER 1er PRIX de Physique MERITE PAR Mr Joseph Denis. Eleve de la 4ieme Classe a la suite de plusieurs concours. 5 Juillet 1895. Le Principal, [illegible signature].
TranslationWork Conquers All. Jacques-Cartier Normal School first Prize for physics to Mr Joseph Denis student of the fourth class. As a result of winning several competitions. July 5, 1895. The principal, [illegible signature].
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