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[Bookplate for Rob. S. Atcheson]
[Bookplate for Rob. S. Atcheson]
Title[Bookplate for Rob. S. Atcheson]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionIn black ink, this bookplate contains a rooster atop a horn, which is itself atop a straight wreath. The rooster is a common heraldic symbol that stands for vigilence. Above the rooster is a banner containing the latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : intaglio printing ; 6 x 6.8 cm
Personal NamesAtcheson, Rob. S.
TypeStill Image
NotesRobert Shank Atcheson was an influential English businessman, who together with Peter Buchanan (1805-1860), a Glasgow merchant involved in business in Upper Canada, committed the Great Western railway to a calculated scheme for raising funds on the London market. Thanks to the success of this scheme, through the sale of convertible bonds to British investors, the Great Western railway moved quickly ahead. The paste on verso of this bookplate has lifted colour from somewhere. The verso has a gold, red, green and black stain of sorts. This is notable because some of the colours can be seen through the thin paper from the recto side, and give the bookplate a unique appearance.
1) Douglas McCalla, "BUCHANAN, PETER, " in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 8, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed 2007,
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P A834
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_A834
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P A834
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:
TranscriptVIGILANTIBUS Ron. S. Atcheson.
TranslationWhile they watch.
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