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[Bookplate for R. W. Urwin by Diocese of Durham]
[Bookplate for R. W. Urwin by Diocese of Durham]
Title[Bookplate for R. W. Urwin by Diocese of Durham]
CreatorDiocese of Durham
Date Created1883
Sort Date1883
DescriptionAt the top of this bookplate, above the text, is the arms of the bishopric of Durham. The escutcheon is azure (blue), and contains an or (gold) cross patonce. Each quadrant of the cross contains a lion rampant. On top of the shield is a bishop's mitre. As the Bishops of Durham were formerly princes of the Palatinate of Durham, this mitre has the unique distinction of also including a ducal coronet which provides for greater heraldic distinction. The bookplate is in letterpress with handwritten inserts.
Extent1 bookplate : typography ; 9.1 x 16 cm
SubjectReligion ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicDurham (England)
Personal NamesUrwin, R. W.
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Diocese of Durham is considered to be one of the oldest in England.
1) "Manual of Heraldry" (1866). Virtue Brothers & Co., 7th ed., p.99
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG I D563
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_I_D563
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG I D563
Date Available2007
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:
TranscriptDiocese of Durham Presented by the Diocesan Board of Inspection to R. W. Urwin Pupil Teacher in Galeshead, St. Mary's School, in recognition of his having obtained A first Class at the Examination in Religious Subjects, held on the 21st day of October 1882 Given at a Meeting of the Diocesan Board, this 15th day of Jan 1883 J. B. Dunelm President. [unknown name] Secretary. A. H. Patterson, Diocesan Inspector. S. Jeffery, Assitant Inspector. Entered No. 34
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