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[Bookplate for J. J. Girouard]
[Bookplate for J. J. Girouard]
Title[Bookplate for J. J. Girouard]
Date Created[between 1840 and 1855?]
Sort Date1855
DescriptionBlack ink on grey paper. An ornate border composed of curlicues houses the name and number of the bookplate.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 5.5 x 4 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesGirouard, J. J.
TypeStill Image
NotesGirouard was born in Quebec city in 1794. He began his professional life as a notary in 1816, after serving as a volunteer in the War of 1812. By the 1830s, he was an elected official in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada and was aligned with Louis-Joseph Papineau and the Patriote movement, which sought to reclaim Quebec from what they saw as a British domination over Lower Canada. The movement was inspired by the ideas of classical liberalism and the American Revolution. He was re-elected to the assembly in 1834, which led to his active participation in the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837-38. The extent of his participation was well chronicled in the news. For example, in an 1838 news article from the Chronicle and Gazette, Girouard is listed as one of twenty-two people who were arrested in connection with a murder of two Loyalist farmers. The murder happened in the town of Laprairie, now an off-island suburb of Montreal. The article dates from November 7th, and the Rebellion of 1837-38 ended on November 10th. Upon his release within a year, he did not participate in any further political movements or uprisings. In the mid-1850s he established the Hospice Youville with his second wife in Montreal. He died in 1855.
1) Digital Kingston Historic Newspapers Oct. 5, 1842. (n.d.). Retrieved March 16, 2016, from
2) Digital Kingston Historic Newspapers Nov. 7, 1838. (n.d.). Retrieved March 16, 2016, from
3) "Biography GIROUARD, JEAN-JOSEPH Volume VIII (1851-1860) Dictionary of Canadian Biography." Biography GIROUARD, JEAN-JOSEPH Volume VIII (1851-1860) Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P G576c
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_G576c
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 G576c
Date Available2016-03-01
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:
TranscriptJ. J. Girouard. No.
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