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[Bookplate for Spencer Walpole]
[Bookplate for Spencer Walpole]
Title[Bookplate for Spencer Walpole]
Date Created[between 1800 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionThis bookplate consists of an escutcheon, or (gold), with a fess sable (black), charged with three cross crosslets, or. Top and bottom sections are charged with a chevron, sable. Entire shield is placed within a circle, with bookplate owner's name circling at the border.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 8 x 8.3 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesWalpole, Spencer
TypeStill Image
NotesBookplate most likely belongs to Spencer Horatio Walpole (1806-1898), a British politician who served three terms as Home Secretary in 1852, 1858, and 1866. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, he was also a director for the Great Western Railway from 1853, and remained active in the company until 1863. Another possible owner is Walpole's eldest son, also Spencer Walpole (1839-1907), a historian and author of "History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815" and "A History of Twenty-Five Years, 1856'1880", two publications called "The Electorate and the Legislature" (1881) and "Foreign Relations" (1882), and various articles and essays. UBC Library has access to many of Walpole's writings in its holdings.
1) Derek Beales, 'Walpole, Spencer Horatio (1806-1898)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [, accessed 19 Jan 2009
2) H. C. G. Matthew, 'Walpole, Sir Spencer (1839-1907)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 19 Jan 2009]
3) "Spencer Horatio Walpole." Wikipedia. Accessed 19 January 2009 from
Access IdentifierBP GEN ENG P W357
Digital IdentifierBP_GEN_ENG_P_W357
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. General Bookplates Collection. BP GEN ENG P W357
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:
TranscriptSpencer Walpole. SPENCER HORATIO? WALPOLE ENGLAND HOME SECRETARY 1852, 1866 1856-9
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