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[Bookplate for Hugh Lyle Smyth]
[Bookplate for Hugh Lyle Smyth]
Title[Bookplate for Hugh Lyle Smyth]
Date Created[between 1870 and 1929]
Sort Date1929
DescriptionIn black ink, this bookplate consists of an escutcheon, argent (silver), containing an invected bend, azure (blue). The escutcheon is charged with two unicorn heads, gules (red) and erased, at dexter base and sinister chief ; the bend is charged with three lozenges, ermine (white powdered fur with black tufts). Above the escutcheon is a dexter closed helmet, which is topped by a ducal coronet and a unicorn head, gules and erased, with lozenge, ermine. From either side of the helmet flows elaborate mantling. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 7.5 x 11.4 cm
Subject - GeographicBarrowmore Hall (Chester, England)
Personal NamesSmyth, Hugh Lyle
TypeStill Image
NotesThe London Gazette of Tuesday, March 12, 1895 noted that, at the Court at Windsor, the 8 March 1895, Hugh Lyle Smyth, of Barrowmore Hall, Chester, Esq. was appointed High Sheriff of Cheshire. The High Sheriff is considered the oldest secular office under the Crown. Formerly the High Sheriff was the principal law enforcement officer in the county, however, through the centuries responsibilities have mostly been transferred elsewhere or no longer exist, and today the High Sheriff remains mostly a ceremonial position.
1) London Gazette: no. 26606, page 1455, 12 March 1895. (Accessed 9 April 2008).
2) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, "High Sheriff of Cheshire, " (Accessed 9 April 2008).
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P S698
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_S698
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P S698
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:
TranscriptEXALTABIT HONORE Hugh Lyle Smyth. Barrowmore.
TranslationI will exalt with honour
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