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[Bookplate for Basil Woodd Smith]
[Bookplate for Basil Woodd Smith]
Title[Bookplate for Basil Woodd Smith]
Date Created[between 1870 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionIn black ink, this bookplate consists of an ovular garter as bordure around the originator's name. The Latin motto is present on the garter.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 6 x 6.2 cm
Subject - GeographicLondon (England)
Personal NamesSmith, Basil Woodd
TypeStill Image
NotesThis bookplate likely belongs to Basil Woodd Smith, a London lawyer, born 9 March 1831 to Seth Smith (15 December 1791 - 14 November 1852) of 33 Eaton Square and Elizabeth (d. 14 November 1852), daughter of William Rose, of Paddington. His father, had originally hoped his son would work on the Stock Exchange, however, Basil Woodd found the work uncongenial and abandoned it. He lived at Hampstead, and was apparently involved in a number of causes. At Hampstead, he sat as chairman of the bench of magistrates, and assisted local philanthropic institutions, including many years as chairman of the Orphan Working Schools. He was apparently a man of strong religious convictions, and attended sessions of the Bible Society. In addition to an interest in Biblical archaeology, he was an amateur astronomer. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society on 10 May 1861. Basil Woodd Smith was married twice ; first to Emma Jane (d. 4 July, 1870) daughter of George Butcher-Lea, of The Larches, Kidderminster who he married 9 October 1855 ; and second to Helen Jane Prance (d. 14 April, 1891) on 13 February 1872. He left eight children when he died in 1901.
1) Henry Augustus Rowland, 1902, "List of Fellows and Associates deceased during the past year, " Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 245. Accessed at: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, "Digital Library for Physics and Astronomy, " (26 March 2008).
2) "Burke's Landed Gentry, " 1972. Information accessed though: Seth-Smith Family Tree, (26 March 2008).
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P S6585
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_S6585
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P S6585
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:
TranscriptPAULATIM Basil Woodd Smith
TranslationLittle by little
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