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[Bookplate for Alfred Hawksworth]
[Bookplate for Alfred Hawksworth]
Title[Bookplate for Alfred Hawksworth]
Date Created[1900?]
Sort Date1900
DescriptionRed ink on cream colored paper. A thin border in an alternating pattern of three-leaf clovers (trefoil) with a stem and simple curlicues. Border houses the name and number of the bookplate.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 10.7 x 6.4 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesHawksworth, Alfred
TypeStill Image
NotesAlfred Hawksworth was Manager of the Montreal-based Merchants Cotton Company (1900s). By 1905, the company was in partnership with four other companies that formed Dominion Textiles (1905). Located in Saint Henri, it was the second largest Canadian cotton mill. "ALFRED HAWKSWORTH was born In [G]lossop, England, and went to work in a cotton factory when he was six years old as "half timer." He came to the United States at the close of the Civil War and found employment with the [i'hu mx?] Manufacturing Company, at Shirley. Mass. After seven years he went to Rhode Island, where he was superintend[*…] [] Mill ten years, and then went to Canada to the place which he now fills" (New York Tribune: 1902).
1) Walsh, Michael (n.d.). Westmount places and their stories: The history behind the familiar. Retrieved from
2) Library and Archives Canada, MG 28 III 77, vol.5), "Montreal Insites: Neighborhood Buildings: Dominion Textile." Retrieved from§ion=Array&menu=histoire
3) New York Tribune. "Page 20: April 20 1902." Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P H395
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_H395
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 H395
Date Available2017-02-04
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:
TranscriptPrivate Library. Alfred Hawksworth. No. …………
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