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[Bookplate for George Wilkins]
[Bookplate for George Wilkins]
Title[Bookplate for George Wilkins]
Date Created[1800?]
Sort Date1800
DescriptionIn black ink. This bookplate consists of an escutcheon, gules (red), charged with two swords saltier, and on a chief argent (silver) are three mullets pierced, sable (black). Above the escutcheon is a straight wreath charged with a demi-gryphon, rampant, regardant, segreant, gules, holding aloft a sword. Below the escutcheon is a banner displaying the originator's Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 6.1 x 8.9 cm
Personal NamesWilkins, George
TypeStill Image
NotesAlthough research proved inconclusive, it seems likely that this ex libris belonged to George Wilkins, M.D. of Montreal, Canada. Born in 1842 in Mountrath, Ireland, George Wilkins, emigrated to Canada where he earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto in 1866. After travel and post-graduate work in London where he earned an M.R.C.S., Wilkins returned to Canada. In 1871 he moved to Montreal where he lectured in pathology and practical physiology at the University of Bishops College. Bishops College later merged with McGill University, where Wilkins was appointed Professor of Medical Jurisprudence in 1882 and also lectured in histology. Throughout his career Wilkins served numerous appointments, including, physician to the Montreal General Hospital (1876), Medical Director of the Sun Life Assurance Company (1880), President of the Montreal Medico-Chirurgical Society (1897) and president of the American Association of Medical Directors of Life Insurance (1911).
1) Shrady, George, F., ed. "The Medical Record." 26 (July 5, 1884 - December 27, 1884) New York: William Wood & Company, 1884.
2) "Obituary. George Wilkins, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, McGill University, Montreal." The British Medical Journal. (September 30, 1916), p. 478.
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P W5554
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_W5554
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR SL P W5554
Date Available2009
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:
TranscriptHONOR VIRTUTIS PRAEMIUM. George Wilkins, M.D.
TranslationHonor is the reward of virtue
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