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[Bookplate for Charles Carroll]
[Bookplate for Charles Carroll]
Title[Bookplate for Charles Carroll]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionBookplate consists of an escutcheon, in a scalloped chippendale style, charged with two lions rampant, between which is a sword. Escutcheon is charged with a straight wreath and an eagle with wings elevated. Cherub also stands beside the escutcheon.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 8.2 x 10.2 cm
Subject - GeographicUnited States
Personal NamesCarroll, Charles
TypeStill Image
NotesBased upon family members' use of arms, bookplate likely belonged to Charles Carroll of Carrollton, an early American politician. Charles Carroll (1737-1832) was a senator of Maryland. He is best known as the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and as the last survivor of the signers of the Declaration (he lived until the age of 95). An early advocate for the separation from Great Britain, Carroll was a member of the Annapolis Convention from 1774-1776, later known as the Assembly of Freemen, an assembly of the counties of Maryland which acted as a revolutionary government against the British. In 1776, he was also commissioned by the Continental Congress to seek aid from Canada along with Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Chase, and served in the Continental Congress until 1778. Carroll also served on the Board of War (1776-1777), helped form the Maryland state government, was elected to the Federal Congress in 1788, and the Maryland Senate in 1781 and again in 1790. After his appointment in 1790, Carroll served the Maryland Senate for his remaining ten years in politics.
1) Burke, Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. H. Pirie-Gordon, ed. 15th Ed. London: Shaw Publishing Co. Ltd. and Burke Publishing Co. Ltd., 1937.
2) "Charles Carroll of Carrollton." The Architect of the Capitol. Accessed 9 Mar 2009 from
3) "Charles Carroll of Carrolton." Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Accessed 9 March 2009 from
4) "Carrol, Charles (of Carrollton)." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed 9 March 2009 from
5) "Charles Carroll of Carrollton." Wikipedia. Accessed 9 Mar 09 Fincham, H.W. The Artists and Engravers of British and American Bookplates. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1897. Heraldric Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. Accessed 18 Nov. 2008 from http://www.rarebooks.nd.ed
Access IdentifierBP MUR USA P C377
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_USA_P_C377
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR USA P C377
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:
TranscriptCharles Carroll
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