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[Bookplate for William Hulme]
[Bookplate for William Hulme]
Title[Bookplate for William Hulme]
Date Created[between 1900 and 1929]
Sort Date1929
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of an escutcheon, parted per cross. Quarters one and four are parted per pale, with dexter half argent (silver) and sinister half with a barry of eight argent and vert (green). The quarters are charged with two bendlets, one invected. Quarters two and three are argent, parted per chevron, charged with two chaplets and a lion's head erased, two over one. Above the escutcheon is a viscount crown, without the cap or fur, and above the crown is a helmet, positioned in three-quarters profile, indicating the status of peer. Above the helmet is a straight wreath, charged with a cock with a heraldric rose, standing upon a trumpet. Elaborate mantling and banner containing Latin motto radiates out from the helmet, and two elephants support the shield. The elephant at dexter is charged with another heraldic rose, and the elephant at sinister is charged with another chaplet. Below the shield is a banner, with name of bookplate owner.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 8.5 x 10.7 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesHulme, William
TypeStill Image
NotesSir William Hulme 2nd Viscount Leverhulme (25 Mar 1888 - 27 May 1949) was the son of the 1st Viscount Leverhulme, who was a politician and officer in England. The 2nd Viscount Leverhulme was educated at Eton and later Cambridge, eventually earning his Master of Arts. Leverhulme also served in the military, eventually earning the rank of Honourary Air Commodore in the Auxiliary Air Force and also held office as the Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire. Among his other achievements, in 1937 Hulme also received an honourary degree from Liverpool University and held the position of Mayor of Bebington. The 1st Viscount Leverhulme, William Hesketh Lever, notably helped re-found Bolton School in his native city of Bolton, Greater Manchester, and is still active today. The school shares its motto with the Leverhulme title, "Mutare vel timere sperno."
1) Sir William Hulme 2nd Viscount Leverhulme." Accessed 30 Sept 2008.
2) "Our History. Bolton School. Accessed 2 November 2008 from
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P H856
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_H856
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P H856
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:
TranslationI scorn to change or fear
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