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[Bookplate for Octavius Wigram by Suffield]
[Bookplate for Octavius Wigram by Suffield]
Title[Bookplate for Octavius Wigram by Suffield]
Date Created1830
Sort Date1830
DescriptionIn black ink. Argent, a pallet, gules, charged with three escallops, one over two divided by a chevronnel, engrailed, countercharged, gules (red). A chief, argent (silver), a ship representing an English vessel of war of the 16th century, with four masts, sails furled proper, and a flag, azure (blue), sitting on the water. Above the escutcheon is a straight crest wreath on which is a mount supporting a hand in armour, in fess, couped at the wrist proper, charged with an escallop and holding a fleur-de-lis erect. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 6.3 x 9.1 cm
Subject - GeographicLondon (England)
Personal NamesWigram, Octavius
TypeStill Image
NotesAccording to a 1928 Walthamstow Antiquarian Society publication, Octavius Wigram (1794-1878) was born to Sir Robert Wigram on 18 December. He was a businessman with many appointments throughout his life, including becoming partner in Huldart's Patent cables Company, director of the Royal Exchange Assurance Company (1819-1878), a partner in Reid's Brewery Company, and held a position on a committee of Lloyds' Register of Shipping, a prominent shipping company.
1) Bosworth, George F. MORE WALTHAMSTOW HOUSES AND THEIR INTERESTING ASSOCIATIONS. London: Walthamstow Antiquarian Society, 1928.
2) BBC. "Your Story: The Forest Group of Hospitals, " Legacies: UK History Local to You, 30 October 2008.
3) Christie's. "Portrait of Octavius Wigram Esq. seated three-quarter-length, in a black suit, holding a document in his left hand, " George Richmond, R.A. (1809-1896), 26 June 2001.
4) Fincham, H.W. The Artists & Engravers of British & American Book Plates. (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1897), 94.
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P W547
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_W547
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P W547
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:
TranscriptSuffield sculp. (superscript: t) DULCIS AMOR PATRIS Octavius Wigram.
TranslationSweet is the love of one's country.
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