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[Bookplate for Christopher Tower]
[Bookplate for Christopher Tower]
Title[Bookplate for Christopher Tower]
Date Created[between 1800 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionIn black ink. This bookplate consists of an escutcheon sable (black), a tower with two windows. Above the escutcheon is a straight crest wreath topped with a gryphon, passant. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the English motto.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving, etching ; 5.4 x 9.2 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesTower, Christopher
TypeStill Image
NotesThere are a numerous Christophers in the entry for Tower in Burke's Landed Gentry. They begin in 1657. It appears the first Christopher to reside in Weald Hall did so in 1778, he died in 1810. His son, Christopher, also lived there. Christopher John Hume Tower was also of Weald Hall beginning in 1913, and the estate was bequeathed to his son, Christopher Thomas Tower.
1) Burke, Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heralding History of the Landed Gentry, ed. H. Pirie-Gordon. vol. 3. (London: Shaw Publishing Co., LTD., 1937), 2264-2266.
2) Wikipedia. Weald Country Park,, 12 October 2008.
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P T694
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_T694
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P T694
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:
TranscriptLOVE AND DREAD Christopher Tower, Esq (superscript: r), , Weald Hall. M
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