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[Bookplate for Nicholas Garry]
[Bookplate for Nicholas Garry]
Title[Bookplate for Nicholas Garry]
Date Created[not after 1856]
Sort Date1856
DescriptionPrinted in black ink on off-white paper. In the centre is a family shield, decorated with with a chevron pattern in solid black and white ground with a spotted pattern. A ‘V' shape in the centre of the shield intercepts and counterchanges the chevron colours. Above this is an extended arm in armor holding a circular disc that repeats the pattern on the shield.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 6.7 x 9.5 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesGarry, Nicholas
TypeStill Image
NotesNicholas Garry (1782-1856) was Deputy-Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company from 1822 to 1835. Garry was born in England, the illegitimate son of a wealthy merchant (possibly Nicholas Langley. He joined the Hudson's Bay London Committee in 1817, which merged with the North West Company in 1821. Garry traveled British North America, where his role was to explain the agreement to wintering partners. Appointed president of the Council of the Northern Department, he left London on 29 March 1821. From there, he became head of the Northern Department. In 1822 he became Deputy-Governor of the HBC, serving until 1835, when he was declared of "unsound mind." For his diary, see Francis N. A. Garry, ed., "Diary of Nicholas Garry, Deputy-Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company from 1822-1835, " Royal Society of Canada Transactions, 2nd series, 6 (1900), sect. II: 73-204.
1) McFarland, John. n.d. Dictionary of Canadian Biograpy: Garry, Nicholas. Retrieved from
2) Garry, Nicholas. Francis N. A. Garry, ed. Diary of Nicholas Garry, deputy-governor of the Hudson's Bay Company from 1822-1835: A detailed narrative of his travels in the Northwest Territories of British North America in 1821. s.l.: Royal Society of Canada, 1900. Retrieved from
3) Bélanger, Claude. (July 2005). Quebec History: Nicholas Garry. Retrieved from
4) Memorable Manitobans: Nicholas Garry (c1782-1856) Fur Trade Governor. n.d. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P G377
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_G377
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Stanley Binder. BP MUR CAN P G377
Date Available2017-03-20
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:
TranscriptNicholas Garry
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