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[Bookplate for John Bonsall Porter]
[Bookplate for John Bonsall Porter]
Title[Bookplate for John Bonsall Porter]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate is printed on cream paper with dark brown ink, and consists of an escutcheon, sable (black), charged with three church bells, two over one. Above the escutcheon is a helmet at three quarters profile in esquire form, with mantling radiating from it. Above the helmet is a straight wreath crested by the head of a lion in profile. Above the crest is a banner, with first Latin motto within. Below the escutcheon is another banner, with second Latin motto within.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 5.7 x 8.3 cm
Personal NamesPorter, John Bonsall
TypeStill Image
NotesPossibly belonging to a John Bonsall Porter (1861-1944), an American born in Glendale, Ohio. In 1882, Porter graduated from Columbia University with a Doctor of Science, and eventually received his Ph.D as well. Porter settled as a professor of engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Québec in Canada, and a graduate scholarship still bears his name in his honour.
1) Porter, John Bonsall." McGill Teaching and Research. University Archives Record. Accessed 03 Mar. 2008 from
2) Lundy, Darryl. "Dr. John Bonsall Porter." The Peerage. Accessed 03 Mar. 2008 from
3) The Manual of Heraldry. 7th Ed. London: Virtue Brothers & Co., 1866.
4) Heraldic Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. 31 July 2000. Accessed 21 Nov. 2007 at
5) "Mottoes A-C." Heraldry Unlimited. First accessed 3 Mar. 2004 from
6) Simpson, D.P. Cassell's New Latin Dictionary. 3rd Ed. London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1964.
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P P678
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_P678
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR SL P P678
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:
TranslationVigilance and worth [Always acutely expecting strength]
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