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[Bookplate for Ernest Terah Hooley]
[Bookplate for Ernest Terah Hooley]
Title[Bookplate for Ernest Terah Hooley]
Date Created[between 1870 and 1929]
Sort Date1929
DescriptionIn black ink, an escutcheon azure (blue), a bend or (gold), between three mullets or. Above the escutcheon is a helmet with a closed beaver in profile with mantling. A wreath crest with a tree vert (green) and azure. The banner containing the French motto is located below the escutcheon.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 9.1 x 12.1 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesHooley, Ernest Terah
TypeStill Image
NotesErnest Terah Hooley was born on February 5, 1859 in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire and died on February 11, 1947 in Long Eaton, Derbyshire. He was the only child of Terah and Elizabeth Hooley. His father for whom he worked from 1880 until 1889 was a lacemaker. In 1881 he married Annie Maria Winlaw and they had seven children. In 1888, he bought Risley Hall in Derbyshire. He was a financier buying companies and then selling them at inflated prices. Some such companies were Humber & Company Limited, the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, Schweppes, and Bovril. He filed for bankruptcy four times: in 1898, in 1912, in 1921, and finally, in 1939. In 1911 Hooley received a twelve-month jail sentence for obtaining money on false pretenses and again in 1921 he received a three-year jail sentence for fraudulently misrepresenting floating shares of Jubilee Cotton Mills Limited from 1919-1920. He was committed to Brixton prison for a month prior to this for failing to produce statements of his financial affairs. Hooley was known for his charming warm-heartedness and generosity, not for his financial affairs.
1) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, "Hooley, Ernest Terah (1859-1947), financier, " Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (accessed March 4, 2008)
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P H664
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_H664
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P H664
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:
TranscriptEN DIEU EST MA FOY Ernest Terah Hooley. Risley Hall, Derbyshire
TranslationIn God is my faith.
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