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[Bookplate for William Tufts Brigham]
[Bookplate for William Tufts Brigham]
Title[Bookplate for William Tufts Brigham]
Date Created[between 1870 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionThis bookplate consists of an escutcheon, argent (silver), charged with long stemmed flowers and a softly invected saltier, vert (green). Three flower stems, layered below the saltier, rise from the earth at middle base. At the honour point appears an open blossom, and on either side of the fess point are closed blossoms. The shield is crested by a diadem decorated with feathers. The Latin motto appears on the saltier, written from dexter chief to sinister base.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 7.9 x 11.3 cm
SubjectPlants ; Heraldry
Personal NamesBrigham, William Tufts
TypeStill Image
NotesWilliam Tufts Brigham, son of William Brigham was born May 24, 1841. He attended Boston Latin School and graduated from Harvard University in 1862 with the degree of Master of Arts. He studied Botany, and in 1864-65 explored the Hawaiian Islands with Horace Mann. He was a professor of Natural Science at Oahu College, resigning in Oct. 1865, to continue explorations in China and India. He returned to Mass., and in Sept. 1867 was admitted to the Bar. In 1868-69 he was an instructor in Botany at Harvard. He removed to Honolulu in 1888 to take charge of the museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History, founded there by C.R. Bishop, now known as the Bishop Museum. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the California Academy of Sciences, and of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. William Tufts Brigham is not known to have married. A number of works by William Tufts Brigham can be found in the UBC Library Catalogue.
1) (Accessed 5 October 2007).
Access IdentifierBP MUR USA P B754
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_USA_P_B754
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR USA P B754
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:
TranscriptIN ARUAE SALUS Wm. Tufts Brigham.
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