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[Bookplate for Herbert Fairbairn Gardiner]
[Bookplate for Herbert Fairbairn Gardiner]
Title[Bookplate for Herbert Fairbairn Gardiner]
Date Created[between 1890 and 1900?]
Sort Date1900
DescriptionBlack ink on cream paper. Thin black border surrounds the text and image on the bookplate. At the top of the bookplate, within the border, is printed black gothic text. Below the text is a portrait photograph of the bookplate owner showing a balding white man with a large moustache in a black suit with a white shirt and bow tie. The photograph has a thin black border. Below the photograph is large, black, sentence case font. Underneath this text is the same font in a smaller size.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 7.2 x 11.7 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries ; Portrait photographs
Subject - GeographicHamilton (Ont.)
Personal NamesGardiner, Herbert Fairbairn
TypeStill Image
NotesHerbert Fairbairn Gardiner was born on August 21, 1849 in Brockville, Canada to James Gardiner and Matilda Fairbairn. Herbert Fairbairn Gardiner wrote Nothing but names: an inquiry into the origin of the names of the counties and townships of Ontario, published in 1899. He was also a local newspaper editor in Hamilton, Ontario. Gardiner created scrapbooks that are now in the Special Collections Department of the Hamilton Public Library. He died in Hamilton on October 25, 1924.
1) Herbert Fairbairn Gardiner. (2015, October 28). Retrieved from
2) History of the Barton Lodge. (1895). Hamilton: G.E. Mason. Retrieved from
3) Local History of Hamilton. (n.d.). Retrieved from
4) The David Stirton Memoirs. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P G735
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_G735
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 G735
Date Available2017-03-01
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:
TranscriptOmnia superat Virtus. Herbert Fairbairn Gardiner, Hamilton, Ontario.
TranslationVirtue conquers all
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