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[Bookplate for Holland House]
[Bookplate for Holland House]
Title[Bookplate for Holland House]
Date Created[between 1900 and 1929]
Sort Date1929
DescriptionIn black ink , a chapeau crimson (red), lined with ermine (white powdered fur with black tufts), a fox sejant, or (gold), floating above is a coronet of a baron.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 6.2 x 9 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesHolland House
TypeStill Image
NotesHolland House, which is situated in Kensington, London, England, was built for Sir Walter Cope in 1605, then known as Cope Castle. After the English Civil War, it was renamed Holland House and was bought by Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, in 1767. The House was made famous in the early part of the 19th century by the hospitality of Henry Richard Vassal-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland, and his wife, Elizabeth Vassal. It became social, literary and political headquarters for England's distinguished men. Frequent guests of Holland House included reformers such as Jeremy Bentham, Samuel Romilly, and Henry Brougham, scientists such as Michael Faraday and Humphry Davy, writers such as Charles Dickens, Thomas Moore, George Byron, and Sir Walter Scott, and politicians such as Benjamin Disraeli, Thomas Macaulay, William Melbourne, George Canning, and Henry Palmerston. The majority of the house was left in ruins after a ten-hour bombing raid in September 1940. The remains along with its grounds were, later placed in the ownership of the local authority. The 500 acre estate, which stretched from Holland Park Avenue to the current site of Earl's Court tube station, today forms the backdrop for the open air Holland Park Theatre, home of Opera Holland Park.
1) HighBeam Encyclopedia, "Holland House, " (accessed February 6, 2008)
2) Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, "Holland House, " (accessed February, 6, 2008)
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG I H655
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_I_H655
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG I H655
Date Available2008
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:
TranscriptHolland House.
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