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[Bookplate for George T. Irving]
[Bookplate for George T. Irving]
Title[Bookplate for George T. Irving]
Date Created[between 1869 and 1929]
Sort Date1929
DescriptionPrinted in brown ink, the bookplate depicts a rigged wooden ship, with full sails, on water. A bird soars into the foreground. "Ex Libris" half-circles the image, while a literary quote from Emily Dickinson, and the bookplate owner's name, are printed below.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 9 x 13.5 cm
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesIrving, George T.
TypeStill Image
NotesThis bookplate likely belonged to George T. Irving of Toronto, owner of the Irving Umbrella Co. He was a recognized member of society and included in the 1901 publication "Men of Canada: a portrait gallery of men whose energy, ability, enterprise and public spirit are responsible for the advancement of Canada, the premier colony of Great Britain."
1) Society Blue Book of Toronto, Hamilton And London: A Social Directory. 1910 ed. Toronto, ON: Dau Publishing Co., 1909. Page 15,
2) "George Theodore Irving." Gooderham-Worts family genealogy project, v. 11.0.1. Last modified November 4, 2014,
3) Cooper, John A., editor. Men of Canada. Montreal, QC: The Canadian Historical Company, 1901. Page 234,
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P I785
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_I785
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 I785
Date Available2017-12-20
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:
TranscriptEx Libris There is no frigate like a book, to take us leagues away. George T. Irving. Toronto
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